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3 Tips for Choosing a Filtration Unit for Your Heating & Cooling System March 6, 2017

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3 Tips for Choosing a Filtration Unit for Your Heating & Cooling System, St. Louis, Missouri

How clean is your indoor air? If your home smells stale or dirty, the grime might be hiding inside of your air ducts. As your HVAC system works to circulate air throughout your home dust, debris, and microscopic odor-causing pathogens can hitch a ride on the air currents running through your vents, compromising the air quality inside your home. Fortunately, modern filtration units for HVAC systems can help you clean your air to alleviate allergies and make your home smell better.

When St. Louis, Missouri, residents need an air quality solution inside their home, they turn to Ricotta Heating & Air. In addition to servicing and installing heating and cooling systems, this team of professional HVAC contractors can perform air quality assessments and install whole-home filtration units to keep your indoor air pristine. Here are three tips for choosing the right filtration unit for your HVAC system, and how Ricotta Heating & Air can help. 

Consider Your Air Quality Issues

Modern whole-home filtration units can perform a variety of tasks, including removing odors with activated charcoal filters and zapping bacteria with UV light. Before you start shopping for a filtration unit, though, think carefully about your needs. Do you have a problem with airborne pet hair or odors throughout your home? Talk with an HVAC technician about different varieties of filtration units so that you can choose a system that will address your individual air quality issues.

Evaluate Your Unit

Different heating and cooling systems have different clearance requirements for built-in filtration systems, which is why you should evaluate your units carefully before you choose an air purifier. Some systems have a wider space to accommodate high-efficiency filters or built-in air purifiers, while others are only meant to use the standard one-inch thick filters. If you have one of these systems, talk with your HVAC technician about portable air purifiers.

Think About Maintenance Requirements

Every filtration unit has different maintenance requirements, with some units needing much more care than others. For example, depending on the unit you choose, you might need to remove and rinse the filter weekly, while others only need annual maintenance. Think about the amount of time you can dedicate to air purification care before you invest in a unit. Also, keep in mind that many HVAC companies offer air purification preventive care so you can keep your air clean without lifting a finger.

Indoor air quality is important, which is why the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) experts at Ricotta Heating & Air take their jobs seriously. Along with installing whole home filtration systems, these technicians can also install and service humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and sensitive carbon monoxide detectors for your heating and cooling systems. For more information about their products and services, visit Ricotta Heating & Air online or call (314) 333-5900

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