When it comes to keeping the air in your Lebanon, Tennessee, home healthy, your HVAC system is your first line of defense. The air filter helps keep pollutants from circulating through your living spaces. The filters that come with most HVAC systems, however, are designed to protect the equipment from damaging dust. They can’t trap the small particulates that pose the greatest danger to human health. Learn how to improve indoor air quality with the right filter.

How Are Filters Rated?

A filter’s ability to capture contaminants is expressed by its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter does at removing tiny pollutants. The flat-panel filters that manufacturers build into their systems have minimal MERV ratings. MERV 4 rated pleated filters offer an affordable upgrade. Top-efficiency filters have MERV ratings as high as 20. Most central-air systems can accommodate a MERV 13 filter without impacting airflow.

Whole-House Filters

Featuring a box-like stack of media filters, whole-house filters fit into the ductwork of your HVAC system. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we offer filtration systems that are up to 100 times more effective than standard filters. If anyone in your household suffers from allergies, Trane’s CleanEffects air cleaner can help alleviate symptoms. It’s up to 99.98 percent efficient at removing airborne particles.

A Proven Solution

In addition to proper ventilation, research shows that air filters can be an effective way to clear the air. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you use the highest-rated filter your system can handle. To be sure you choose the right filter, contact the professionals at Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Our skilled service technicians can help you select the ideal choice.

From air purifiers to ventilators, Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers a complete suite of indoor air quality services. We’re proud to provide the communities of Middle Tennessee with products that help you breathe easier. To learn more, call us today at (615) 775-7833.

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