When installed in a forced air heating or cooling system, a filter can significantly improve the indoor environment - because it acts as a whole house air cleaner. Cleaning or changing a furnace air filter is one of the easiest ways to prolong the life of your heating system and to keep it operating at its best.
Install the right kind of furnace filter: disposable fiberglass filters are the least expensive, but also the least effective option. They are designed to provide minimum protection for the furnace itself and are not intended for filtering or cleaning. Pollen and mold flow through this kind of filter.
Air purifiers are designed to clean the air by filtering out harmful particles and air pollutants like allergens, mold, pet dander pollution and dust. They come in a variety of sizes and types, the most common is the HEPA air purifiers. Many people purchase air purifiers to improve the air quality in their homes and reduce allergens, harmful particles or odors. Air purifiers are especially important for people who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other sensitivities to air pollutants. Choosing the right air purifier can be difficult. Eco Furnace can help you to choose the right one for your home. We will asses your family's unique needs to help you make an effective decision.
The HEPA air Filter we offer removes large particles such as dust and pollen as well as smaller particles such as mold, animal dander, and house dust mites. A HEPA air filter is essential in trapping these types of particles and removing them from your environment. Regular replacement of the HEPA air filter ensures optimal performance of your air purifier as well as extending the life of your air purifier. Some air purifiers feature a UV light to eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses reducing the spread of influenza, tuberculosis and measles.
Keep the furnace fan running
Whichever type of furnace filter you choose, it will work best if the blower fan runs continuously. If the fan is set to "auto" it is running only 20 percent of the time. That means the filter will trap only a small percentage of the particles it's designed for.
Popular brands include: 3M, Trion, Electro Air, Honeywell and Lennox.