Indoor air quality (or IAQ for short) – a term that refers to the level of airborne impurities in a home or building’s air supply – is one of the most basic necessities for a healthy and happy home. To prevent these pollutants from entering the air you breathe and wreaking havoc on your respiratory system, a solid HVAC system is a must, but it’s equally important that said system be outfitted with the right air filtration components.
While HVAC systems themselves could technically be defined as one big air filtration mechanism, our discussion of filtration components in this context refers more specifically to the interchangeable air filters found within those systems. These components and their abilities vary widely from filter to filter and system to system, and it’s important to remember that just because a system is producing temperate air doesn’t mean it’s producing clean air.
In addition to improving air flow, choosing the right type of air filter for your system (and changing them as needed) can help you avoid the dangers and downfalls of poor indoor air quality. So how do you choose the right filter? Read on! In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know to choose the perfect air filter for your system, your home and your needs.