Air Filtration Products
Today, as we spend more and more time inside our homes indoor air quality becomes increasingly more important. Bryant has addressed these concerns with state-of-the-art indoor air filtration systems that protect families from harmful dirt, dust, and allergens that can sometimes enter the home. The Bryant Perfect Air™ Purifier, Perfect Air™ Electronic Air Cleaner, Perfect Air™ EZ Flex Filter Cabinet, and Ultraviolet Germicidal Lights all contribute to a healthier home and most importantly a safer home for you and your family.
Peterman Healthy Air Specialists
At Peterman Heating & Cooling, Inc., we believe in the importance of your indoor air quality so much, we have teamed with Bryant to make sure our technicians and sales team are educated and knowledgeable when it comes to recommending IAQ products for your home. As a Healthy Air Specialist we have been certified by Bryant and received training on the various indoor air quality pieces of equipment that Bryant has to offer. Annual training classes are taken by our team to ensure they have the most updated information. When it comes to your indoor air quality, Peterman is who to trust!
Learn more about our Healthy Air Specialist designation.
MERV Rating System
MERV stands for the minimum efficiency reporting value, and it is a measurement scale designed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. It is important to know the MERV rating on any filter you use to filter your indoor air. An effective filter keeps your furnace running properly and can increase the longevity of the unit. A filter also keeps the indoor air clean and removes harmful dust, allergens, and pollen.
Lack of filter maintenance is one of the main causes of system breakdowns. When a furnace gets dirty and clogged, increased stress is put on the unit in order to pull air through. This stress can lead to components breaking down in the system. A clogged filter can also be an ideal place for mold to grow. If left unattended long enough, mold can actually grown through a furnace filter and release spores into the indoor air. It is imperative to keep an eye on the condition of your furnace filter.
How often should I change my filter? This is an excellent question. If you have a standard 1" furnace filter you should look to change it about every 3 months. The bigger the furnace filter you have, the longer you can wait to replace. You should look to replace a 4" filter at least every 6 months. Now there are a number of variables that can alter these recommended timeframes. For example, pet hair can lead to a furnace filter becoming clogged quicker than normal. Each home is different and filter replacement will vary with each home.
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