Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Rochester
An air filter is an important HVAC part for performance and comfort—but it’s frequently overlooked.
Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Rochester family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can aggravate symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of everyday household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.
Modern houses are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outside—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
There are techniques you can use to take the reins of your home’s air quality:
- Reduce pollution sources
- Ventilate with fresh air
- Use higher-quality air filters
Filtration is one of the most successful methods of cleaning the air that streams through your home. It captures particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.
There are several models of air purification systems you can install to enhance the air in your home. Strogen's Service Experts can recommend what’s right for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System
There are a couple of indications that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.
- Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
- Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
- Your home smells stale.
- You have pets that shed.
- Odors linger in your house.
- Someone in your home smokes.
- Your house is consistently dusty, despite regular 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 bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.
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 lower childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.
The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to shield scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.
HEPA filters are rated to take out 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 trap chemicals, odors and smoke.
These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the kind. This rating indicates how effectively a filter can remove pollutants from the air.
Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are deep and can reduce airflow. It’s important to touch base with Strogen's Service Experts to confirm your heating and cooling system can work with one.
Media air cleaners are much thicker than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts tightly against your HVAC equipment.
Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to trap about 95 percent of particulates.
These filters work longer too, usually between three to six months.
There are a few electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.
An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they're also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.
An electronic air cleaner uses a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.
Some can remove the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And minimize ozone, a known lung irritant, created elsewhere in your home.