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Air Filtration Systems VS Mechanical Air Filters
Air filtration systems are usually installed to work in conjunction with an existing heating and air conditioning system. Its purpose is to filter particulate matter from the air that moves through the ductwork, thus cleaning the air for an entire building.
Mechanical air filters are their own individual air filtering device which filters air within a particular space or room. These also remove particulates from the air that moves through it, but on a much smaller scale.
Both types of air filters are will trap larger airborne pollutants such as dust, pollen, and animal dander. If you are concerned about smaller pollutants there are other methods of air purification which can be pursued in addition to air filters.
Efficiency of Air Filters
Air filters range in filtration efficiency from 1 to 20 on a MERV scale.
Flat air filters or panel air filters are low–efficiency air filters used in heating and air conditioning systems have a MERV of 1 to 4, which is the minimum amount of air filtering capability and removes the larger particles in the air.
Pleated filters or extended surface filters are medium–efficiency filters that have a MERV of 5 to 13, and are effective at removing large, medium, and some small airborne particles. These can also be used in HVAC systems as well as individual air filter units in Coeur d’Alene.
High efficiency filters with a MERV of 14 to 16 can remove medium sized and small sized particles and can be installed into heating and air conditioning systems as well as individual air filter units.
High efficiency filters with a MERV of 17 to 20 are true HEPA filters, used mainly in the biological field in hospitals, and are only rarely utilized in home HVAC systems.
Call Us to Schedule Service for Your Air Filtration System in Coeur d’Alene, ID
All of our valued clientele deserve to have quality air filtration services such as air filter installation, air filter replacements, filtration system repairs, and the benefits of HVAC maintenance programs. We are a qualified air filtration system service company that works throughout Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and the surrounding areas. Contact ACI Northwest and get air filter support from a trustworthy filter services company that has the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.