Most of us enjoy breathing sweet, clean air. But for the many people who suffer from allergies and respiratory problems, clean indoor air is a necessity, not an indulgence. Fortunately, homeowners these days have a wide range of options that can help them breathe more easily and comfortably in their homes. Thankfully you’ve found Premier Heating & Air, your #1 source for Denver air conditioning repair and air quality needs.
Do Furnace Filters Clean Indoor Air?
As far as home air filters go, the traditional furnace air filter isn’t designed to clean indoor air much at all. In fact, its only function is to keep large particles like hair and debris from damaging the furnace blower. While traditional furnace filters cost less than $2, there are many fancier home air filters for your furnace on the market today that catch enough particulate matter to help humans breathe better.
Portable and Installed Home Air Filters
Electronic air cleaners, which can extract 30 times as much dust as ordinary filters, cost a lot more. In fact, a professionally installed air cleaner costs $500 to $700, including installation. While this is a substantial amount of money, it’s worth every penny if it offers significant breathing relief to one or more people in your household. But, if the price is too steep for you, portable units can be purchased for far less. Of course, the smaller units clean indoor air in just one room (much like a window air conditioner cools only one room).
If someone in your household suffers from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, allergies or other respiratory problems, you should investigate ways to make the air in your home more breathable. Call Premier Heating & Air for help!