improve your indoor air quality
Protect Your Health And Hvac System
Indoor air cleaners can both extend that life of your HVAC system and improve your indoor air quality by removing airborne pollutants and reducing dust build up in your duct system. Dust/debris build-up in your duct system restricts air flow making your furnace and air conditioner work harder, wearing out parts and potentially causing a breakdown. At the same time, that same dust contains indoor air pollutants that become airborne every time your HVAC system is cycled. Four Seasons offers various air cleaners including: Electronic air cleaners, UV lights and HEPA filters. In addition to our air cleaners, we also provide furnace & duct cleaning services to thoroughly clean your air duct system.
We provide free in-home consultations for which system would be best suited to your home. Contact us for a free-in home estimate on the ideal air cleaner for your home.
Disposable Furnace Filters
The main function of the furnace filter is protection, not filtration. Without a suited, clean furnace filter, dust and debris is allowed to flow through the furnace blower and components, coating them with gunk. A furnace is not designed to operate in such harsh conditions so it will overheat and break down. Prolonged periods of running time without a filter or a plugged filter can result in costly repairs and damage to your furnace. Today’s high efficiency furnaces are especially sensitive to disruptions in airflow and excessive dust.
Merv & Cadar Ratings
Furnace filters have two different rating systems for their efficiency and effectiveness, MERV & CADR.
MERV – The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value is a universal standard used to compare one furnace filter’s efficiency to another’s. The MERV reports a filter’s success in capturing larger particles between 3 and 10 microns. The higher the MERV rating, the more effective the filter.
CADR – The Clean Air Delivery Rate measures not only the efficiency with which particles are removed from filtered air, but also the rate at which clean air is delivered to your living space. Ratings reflect cubic feet per minute of clean air delivered for an average size HVAC system: the higher the value, the more effective the air cleaner. Use this rating only when considering an electronic air cleaner.
Electronic Air Cleaners
An electronic air cleaner uses electrodes to create an ionized electrical field that “magnetizes” pollutant particles and collects them on the filters. These filters are easily removed, cleaned, and reinstalled for years of air cleaning action. An electronic unit can eliminate virtually all pollen, mold spores, and air borne viruses. Electronic air cleaners require professional estimation and installation to properly size the unit and ensure it works in conjunction with an existing or newly installed furnace. Check out our Trane Clean Effects and Honeywell F-300 air cleaners.
High Efficiency Particulate Air filters are a type of filtration system that offers greater efficiency than traditional 1” or 5” filters. Greater efficiency refers to removing smaller particles from the air while maintaining good air flow for your furnace’s operation. These systems come with multiple filters that are changed at different time frames. There are also HEPA filtration systems that have UV lights built in to include air purification as well. Check out our Cinquartz and Sanuvox HEPA filter systems.
Uv Light Air Purifiers
AIR CLEANERS VS. AIR PURIFIERS
Air cleaners filter the air by trapping particulates, while air purifiers sanitize the air by eliminating airborne pathogens such as: bacteria, viruses, mold, volatile organic compound (VOC’s) and allergens.
UV light air purifiers use short-wave ultraviolet (UV) light to breakdown and eliminate inactivate airborne microorganisms and pathogens such as: mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens, removing odors from your home and more. This form of light is not visible to the naked eye and is the reason you can get burnt from the sun. UV lights come in three wave lengths: UVA , UVB and UVC. The sun uses UVA and UVB waves, where as air purifiers use UVC waves for an artificial alternative. This wave length is the most effective for disinfection. We offer Sanuvox UV lights, Napoleon furnaces with a built in UV light, Cinquartz HEPA filter with UV and Sanuvox HEPA filter with UV light.