Why You Need Professionals for Air Filtration Installation

Air filters have a reputation for being a part that is easily replaced in your forced air heating system. So easily replaced, in fact, that many sites recommend that you do it yourself without bothering to call an HVAC technician. This is actually true, you can and should replace the filter in your forced air system without much trouble. What you may not know, however, is that there is another kind of air filtration system you may want that absolutely requires professional knowledge. Let’s examine the kind of air filtration system that you’ll want a professional to install for you.

What’s the Difference?

The kind of air filter that is included in most every modern forced air system serves two purposes. The first is to protect the system from particulates like dust. The second is to regulate the flow of air through the system to prevent it from overheating. What this air filter does not do, which many homeowners think it does, is improve the air quality of the house. The air filter is primarily concerned with the health of the heating system, nothing more.

An air filtration system, on the other hand, is entirely designed around improving indoor air quality for the occupants of the house. It filters the air being circulated to ensure that as few contaminants make it into the home as possible.

Why do I need a Professional?

There are a couple of reasons you’ll want a professional to install your air filtration system. The first is the installation itself. There are a few systems that are outfitted to accommodate an air filtration system from the beginning. Most forced air systems, however, are going to need to be altered to work with air filtration. This kind of alteration requires expert knowledge to be done properly.

The second reason is the type of air filtration system you have installed. There are various kinds, each rated for a different level of contaminant load and air flow. If your system is not designed to accommodate a particularly strong system, like a HEPA filter, it can actually result in damage to your system from increased pressure and heat becoming trapped in the unit. A professional will be able to tell which filter fits your system best.

If you’d like to have a new air filtration system installed, call Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating. We install air filtration systems throughout Nashville, TN.

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