EPA studies discovered that pollutant rates indoors are often up to five times greater than outside, making an effective air filtration system an excellent tool when trying to reduce contamination levels. Crawford Services offers top-of-the-line filtration products capable of attracting and capturing particulates like:
- Dust, hair and soot
- Pet dander
- Allergens like pollen
- Mold and mildew spores
- Viruses and bacteria
- Smoke and odor particles
- Volatile Organic Compounds such as synthetic cleaners
Nearby industries and potential health problems affect which pollutants you’d benefit most from filtering out of your indoor air. For example, somebody with serious allergies could make getting rid of pollen or animal dander the primary goal. Our indoor air quality services in [siteinfo field=”msa”] are structured to help you identify what particulate matter you’re coping with.
Many air filtration systems utilize what’s known as a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. Keep in mind that many filters are structured similarly and promoted as “HEPA-type” filters despite not offering the same level of efficiency. You should choose “True” or “Absolute” HEPA filters approved by air quality organizations.
With a thick network of extremely small fibers, HEPA filters trap airborne particles as they drift by. A few designs may use additional layers of filtration to stop the central fiber layer from clogging up with larger materials such as hair and lint. One type, referred to as an activated carbon filter, uses highly absorbent carbon pores to capture particles.
A small trade-off with HEPA filters is that the dense fibers can block airflow, which will sometimes force your HVAC system to run harder to maintain your desired temperatures. We can provide tailored advice on whether you would benefit from HEPA-level filtration.