As families spend more time in their homes, the quality of their indoor air has been a primary concern of many people who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. While external factors may affect the air in our homes e.g. virus/bacteria, wildfire smoke, pollen,, there are many indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air that can compromise the indoor air quality. Traditional air purification systems may not eliminate all harmful contaminants in the air.
J J Heating and Air Conditioning Co. provide solutions to implement with your HVAC systems that can help to purify the air in your home.
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) reports an air filters ability to capture larger particles between 0.3 and 10 microns (µm). This value is helpful in comparing the performance of different filters. The higher the MERV rating the better the filter is at trapping specific types of particles.
Naturally one would think to choose the highest MERV rated filter based on the chart. However, higher MERV rated filters can limit the amount of air flow your system may need. The age of your HVAC unit, size of the filter, type of HVAC blower motor are some factors to consider when choosing the right type of filter for your system.
If your HVAC cannot support a higher rated MERV filter that you desire, J J Heating and Air Conditioning can combine other systems to help purify your air with a lower rated filter, without sacrificing performance. We can also improve your air quality by adding an air scrubber device or an ultraviolet light device and bipolar ionization.
Contact us for more details on how we can help protect your Indoor Air Quality!
The Air Scrubber by Aerus is a surface and air purification system designed for residential and commercial use in HVAC systems with accessible ducts. It uses our proprietary ActivePure® Technology to treat and purify indoor environment by attacking contaminants on surfaces and reducing particles in the air that can irritate allergies and asthma. (1)