Your standard furnace filter isn't there for you.

The primary purpose of the filter that comes with your furnace is to keep relatively large objects from damaging your heating and cooling equipment. Without a clean filter, dust, dirt, pet dander and other flotsam can build up on your components and reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment by as much as 25%.

 

Air Filtration

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have good and bad days depending on the pollen or mold count? Do you have pets? Are you concerned about airborne bacteria and viruses? Does it seem that you have to dust more than you'd like? If any of these things are true for you, you may want to consider a more robust electonic filtration system. According to the Lung Association, most people don't realize that pollution can be worse inside their houses than outdoors. The American College of Allergists estimates that up to 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality.

The average person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air every day, and a cubic foot of indoor air can easily contain millions of particles of mold, pollen, dust, spores, smoke, and pet dander. Most of these particles can be measured in microns, much too small to be captured by a standard furnace filter. These particles are circulated thoughout your home every time the fans go on, and as the levels of these irritants build up in the air, they can trigger allergies, cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, lung irritation, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms.

I carry two lines of Air Filtration, one from Rheem, one from Aprilaire. Both perform exceptionally well, and require a lot less maintenence than conventional filters. Both are electronic, meaning that they ionize the passing airstream and use a powerful electrostatic field to capture passing particles as small as a few microns in size. There are differences in the two units, which I will be happy to explain to you, so one unit may fit your situation better than the other. If your house is prone to things like mold, I also carry a line of ultraviolet sterilizers that can be added to the filters. This is the same technology used in surgical suites to help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Rheem Electronic Air Cleaners

Removes up to 95% of impurities

2 year parts warrantee

Permanent, washable collection cells deliver long service life

Easy to clean cells and replacement filters for low cost maintenance

 

Aprilaire 5000 Electronic Air Cleaners

Filters up to 98% of total impurities...Aprilaire Model 5000

80% of virus-sized particles

94% of respirable dirt

99% of pollen and mold particles

No efficiency loss over time

One-touch Control lets you choose when your filter runs...

Constant Cleaning - allows filters to run 24 hours a day or only when furnace or air runs. Great for allergy sufferers.

Automatic - cleans for 30 minutes every hour

Event Clean - Use when vacuuming or when visitors bring animals or smoke into the house

Allergies - This setting allows the filter to run for 24 hours straight, then turns off