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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

There is more in your indoor air than you can see. The air in your home has dust, smoke, pet dander, lint, pollen, and other particulate floating around.

These particle are so small that you can’t really see them with the naked eye. However, just because you can’t see the dust, dander, pollen and other particulates, doesn’t mean they aren’t impacting your health. At Comfort Heroes Plumbing, Heating and Air our policy is that you can buy a filter, or be a filter.

Most Common Indoor Allergens

This is a list of the 10 most common signs you’re suffering from indoor allergens.
  • Narrowing of the airways between the nose and mouth to the lungs
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Runny nose and scratchy throat
  • Rashes or hives
  • Asthma attacks

If you or anyone in your home suffer from any of the above then you may want to consider upgrading the air filtration in your home. Our MERV 16 rating filters are capable of capturing up to 75% of contaminants as small as .3 microns. A MERV 16 air filter is an excellent upgrade for your home air filtration system, especially when coupled with a HEPA filter and a RGF Reme Halo or an Air Scrubber with ActivePure technology.

What is MERV Rating?

The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values rating, or MERV rating, is the measure of a filter’s ability to capture larger particles between 0.3 and 10 microns (µm).

  • MERV ratings are helpful to compare the performance of different filters
  • The rating is derived from a test method developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) www.ashrae.org
  • The higher the MERV rating the better the filter is at trapping particles
MERV Rating Average Particle Size Efficiency in Microns
1-4 3.0 – 10.0 less then 20%
6 3.0 – 10.0 49.9%
8 3.0 – 10.0 84.9%
10 1.0 – 3.0 50% – 64.9%, 3.0 – 10.0 85% or greater
12 1.0 – 3.0 80% – 89.9%, 3.0 – 10.0 90% or greater
14 0.3 – 1.0 75% – 84%, 1.0 – 3.0 90% or greater
16 0.3 – 1.0 75% or greater

High Efficiency Particulate Air filters (HEPA) are able to remove as much as 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and other airborne particulate down to .3 microns.

IAQ Products

Check out a full list of indoor air quality products here.

“I Need to Find Indoor Air Quality Near Me!”

You work hard to keep your home comfortable and operating smoothly. Don’t let an IAQ emergency undo all your work and cost you hundreds, if not thousands, in repairs! Call (605) 656-5737  , or schedule a visit from our Sioux Falls air quality experts online!


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