Indoor Air Quality & Air Purification Systems in Your Woodlands and Spring, TX Home
Breathing air is one of the most basic things we take for granted as humans. You probably don’t even think about the air you are breathing but for many people having fresh, clean air helps them live better lives or can help improve their quality of living.
Air Filtration FAQs
It costs about $485 – $3,740 to install a whole-house air filtration system in The Woodlands or Spring, TX.
Several factors can affect the price:
- The size of your home and your HVAC system.
- Cost for materials and the contractor’s hourly rate.
- The type of air filtration or purification system needed for your home.
More powerful systems capture and neutralize more pollutants and microorganisms, but they also often require a higher investment.
An air filter cleans the air using a physical barrier — as air flows through it, a filter traps dust and other particulates. Single flat filters, the type used behind your air return vents, are the most basic example of an air filter.
Air purifier systems take it up another level. Air purifiers may use multiple filters and other technologies like ionization to capture additional particulates and UV light to kill microorganisms. Whole-home systems typically must be installed by a professional.
High levels of harmful particles or gasses cause poor indoor air quality. These include:
- Allergens, such as pollen, mold, mildew, pet dander and dust.
- Germs, like bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
- Chemical vapors, including those released from paints and cleaning supplies.
Poor air quality can cause a variety of health problems. Air quality can worsen if a home doesn’t have enough ventilation, has inadequate air filtration systems, or has high levels of humidity (which we often see here in Texas!)
To learn more about solutions for poor indoor air quality, schedule a visit with one of our specialists today!
How Can Bradbury Brothers Help Families with Allergies and Indoor Air Quality?
Start with Your Air Filters!
- You probably have an air filter in your home but do you know where it is and the last time that you changed or cleaned it?
- Do you know the size of your air filter?
If you don’t know you are not alone. No one thinks about their air filter until your air conditioning bill gets high or someone in your home has breathing problems or the air being blown out of your air conditioning system starts to smell. When you start to think about how your can improve your indoor air quality and lower your AC bill it’s time to call the Air Experts at Bradbury Brothers and ask about an Air Purification System.
Did You Know? Air filtration is measured in Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV ratings. The values range from 1-16, with the higher MERV rating representing a greater filtration level.
Standard Air Filters (MERV Rating 1-12)
A standard air filter that you buy to put in your air return grill range from 1 -12 MERV rating. This is the very basic and lowest cost price. Everyone has this type of filter but the average person may only change these filters twice a year. They should be changed once a month for best performance especially in our area of Texas because we run our air conditioners so often.
Media Filter (MERV Rating 7-14)
Usually installed in your attic and normally considered disposable but it’s much more than the Standard Air Filter. They can eliminate the need of having a standard air filter. Because they are a step up you should changed them ever 6 months.
Whole Home Air Cleaners & Purification Solutions
The three main types of whole-house air filtration units are:
- Filter-based (installed in central air conditioning systems/units/air intakes)
- Duct-based (installed in air duct pathway)
- Stand-alone (installed in closets or attics; require additional air intake/exhaust)
If your home doesn’t have a central air conditioning system, a portable (stand-alone) air filtration unit is your best option.
Ultraviolet (UV) Lighting
Help eliminate airborne pathogens with UV lights in your HVAC system and improve the indoor air quality in your home. There are a lot of contaminants in our North Houston air that can affect how you and your family breathe and you want the air that you breathe to be safe. UV lights help kill mold, viruses and bacteria in your home and improve the quality of your indoor air.
Air Purification System
Air Purification Systems are designed to reduce air pollutants and odors in your home and are capable of purifying every inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches in your home. If you have allergies to pollen, dust or dander this type of system is recommended. How about musty rooms or pet hair? This kills up to 99% of bacteria, viruses and mold on household surfaces.
Why do I need clean indoor air?
Homes today are better made and most people think that they don’t have contaminated air in their home. On the surface that is a common misconception.
Even though homes are built better you and your family do a very good job of bringing bad air in-and-out of your home each time you come in or leave your house. The germs that you bring in are staying inside your home and can cycle throughout your home over time. You won’t even notice them.
These small particles can even avoid even the best filters and air purifiers because they are living organisms and move around. By adding another line of defense to your home the air that you and your family breathe can be much healthier with a Air Purification System.
Call Bradbury Brothers at (281) 651-5484 to create the healthiest air for your home and ask what indoor air cleaner is best for you and your family near The Woodlands or contact us online.