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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Oklahoma City

An air filter is a crucial HVAC part for efficiency and comfort—but it’s often forgotten.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Oklahoma City household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals located in regular household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Today’s houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than outside—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are ways you can take the reins of your home’s air quality:

  • Lower pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the best techniques to clean the air that circulates through your home. It captures particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can add to improve the air in your home. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can advise you on what’s right for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are several indications that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your household has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors remain in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly provide relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And limiting biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to protect scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to remove 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can capture chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the brand. This rating demonstrates how effectively a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to check with Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are sturdier than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts closely against your HVAC unit.

Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to trap about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters last longer too, typically between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a few electronic filtering systems you can use in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material to attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner applies a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.

Some can eliminate the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And decrease ozone, a known lung irritant, made elsewhere in your home.