Air filters are essential parts of your HVAC system that trap dust, dirt and other air pollutants and improve the quality of your indoor air. There are different types of air filters available that work differently in eliminating air contaminants. Here are three different ways filtration systems differ from each other and how they will help improve your IAQ in Tucson, AZ.
Electronic air filters use an electronic process to filter trap dust, dirt and other contaminants. The process involves passing circulated air through an ionization process where air particles are electronically charged. They are then drawn to a grid or plate that has a negative charge and weighs the particles down to trap them.
Electric air filters are highly effective in eliminating pollutants, irritants and harmful bacteria from your indoor air. This improves your health by removing particles that may trigger asthma attacks, allergies and other respiratory problems. Electronic air filters with a MERV rating higher than 10 are ideal for maximum efficiency.
UV light wavelength damages biological contaminants and stops their spread into your home. Air sterilization UV lights sterilize moving air in your AC while Coil sterilization UV light works non-stop in your system. Other benefits of UV lights include reducing illnesses, eliminating bad odors and increasing the lifespan of your system.
UV lights in your HVAC eliminate the presence of excess moisture. Excess moisture can lead to the growth of biological contaminants that may lead to viruses and bacteria in your home.
HEPA filters remove 99.97% of dust particles in your home from 0.3 to 10 microns. They help to improve the quality of your indoor air and home comfort.
They trap air contaminants through three methods, including diffusion, straining and interception. Straining traps particles that are larger than 1 micron, keeping them from entering through the fiberglass. Interception traps particles smaller than 1 micron but heavier than air particles. Diffusion traps particles less than 0.3 microns.
MVP Heating & Air Conditioning provides expert HVAC repair, installation and maintenance services. Our technicians are trained to offer quality services that guarantee 100% satisfaction. Contact MVP Heating & Air Conditioning for all your indoor air quality services.
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