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Why It’s a Good Idea to Install an Air Filter This Spring

Spring has sprung, and millions of people across the country cannot see or breathe very well thanks to allergies. This time of year can be a nightmare of sneezing fits, tissues and anti-histamines, ruining the otherwise beautiful weather and flowering plants. There isn’t much that can be done about the minefield of pollen and other allergens outside, but you can certainly do something about the ones in your home. Read on to find out how an air filter can help you.

Air Filtration Systems

An air filtration system is actually quite simple in terms of construction. It’s just a closely woven fiber mesh, stretched across a frame and installed in the ducts of your home. As air flows through the fibers, any contaminants it carries become snared in the mesh. Then, all you need to do is remove the filter and clean it every few months to keep it from clogging up.

Depending on what kind of air filtration system you have installed, you’d be amazed at how many different kinds of contaminants the system can capture. From dust, to pollen, dander, mold spores and even individual viral cells, air filtration can dramatically improve your air supply. However, the more tightly woven the mesh of the filter is, the more power it will take to push air through it. This is why you should consult with a professional before having a system installed in your home. Some filters are so tight that they are only suited for more industrial settings like server rooms or hospitals. Once a professional has had a chance to examine your home, they’ll be able to determine the best filter for you.

If you need to have an air filter installed in your home, call Saddleback Plumbing. We offer a full range of air filter services throughout Mission Viejo, CA.

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