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Air Filters in San Antonio by General Air Conditioning

Pollutants in the air that you breathe are not only a problem outside. In fact, in many cases the concentration of pollutants is actually higher indoors. There are a lot of different factors that can lead to this sort of indoor air quality problem. Luckily, there are also a lot of solutions available for your San Antonio area home.

If you are concerned about the indoor air quality in your home, call the professional service technicians at General Air Conditioning today. We have all of the information, services and products necessary to help you boost the indoor air quality in your home. Contact us today for everything you need to start breathing higher quality air.

General Air Conditioning proudly serves San Antonio and the entire Bexar County area.

How Do Air Filters Work?

There are a number of different ways in which to deal with an indoor air quality problem. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to improve indoor air quality is with the purchase and installation of high quality mechanical air filters. These filters use a filtering material to trap particles and pollutants as they pass through the filter. Airborne pollutants can be circulated throughout the ductwork that your air conditioning and heating system uses to disperse conditioned air throughout your home. Installing a mechanical air filter can help you remove those particles and pollutants from circulation.

How Efficient Are Mechanical Air Filters?

Mechanical air filters can be extremely efficient. In fact, some are so efficient that they may create too much airflow resistance to be used in conjunction with your home heating and air conditioning system. The best way to ensure that the air filters you plan to purchase for installation in your Bexar County area home are appropriate is to work with a qualified professional. Call General Air Conditioning for assistance and take advantage of our indoor air quality expertise.

The efficiency with which mechanical air filters work is measured on the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) scale. The higher the air filter’s MERV the more efficient it is. In residential heating and air conditioning system air filters with a 1–4 MERV are commonly used. These are designed more to protect the components of this system than for improving indoor air quality. A medium efficiency filter with a MERV of 5–13 is a better option for removing airborne pollutants. While high–efficiency air filters with a MERV of 14–16 are often misidentified as HEPA filters they are still extremely effective. True HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are so efficient that the airflow resistance they create would overwhelm most any residential heating and cooling system, and the cost of such a filter makes them fairly prohibitive to most consumers.

Call General Air Conditioning for Air Filter Service throughout San Antonio

Let General Air Conditioning help you live more comfortably. Our indoor air quality service will improve the air that you breathe and allow you to experience a more complete comfort than ever before. Call today to schedule service throughout the San Antonio and Bexar County areas.