According to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies, levels for air pollutants may be up to five times higher indoors than outdoors. Poor indoor air quality can be extremely bothersome, make us uncomfortable when inside the home, and can even lead to health issues. Dust, pollen and other airborne particles can be annoyances and health hazards if we’re constantly breathing them in during the days and nights spent inside.

Fortunately, there are also a number of remedies that can lead to improved air quality within the home. While we always recommend fixing underlying issues in the home causing these problems, you should also consider whole-house air filtration, which can improve and maintain high indoor air quality within your home.

In terms of whole-house filtration products, there are two main options that can help get the job done. The first, and perhaps most effective, is a powered air cleaner. These filtration systems deliver superior performance and provide excellent value with permanent, cleanable media, eliminating the need to purchase filters. At BelRed, one of the great products we offer is the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner. The CleanEffects is the world’s most effective whole-house air filtration system. This filtration system clears the air of 99.98% of allergens and has an industry-leading clean air delivery rate, which means your house will have a constant supply of clean air if this product is installed. Perhaps the best features for homeowners are the low operating cost of this product and the fact that there is no need to buy and replace filters for the unit. The CleanEffects product has undergone extensive tests to back its claims. It has been performance-tested by LMS Technologies and Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E), with the results verified by professors from the Harvard School of Public Health. Another option in terms of powered air cleaners is the electronic air cleaner. At BelRed, we offer a wide range of electronic filtration models to provide superior filtration that will fit most existing systems.

The second option for whole-house air filtration is a media filter. Media filters are add-ons for furnaces and air handlers that clean forced air as it passes through the system. They provide good removal of dust, pollen and other large particles at a lower upfront cost when compared to powered air cleaners. 4” media filters provide very good filtration with a six-month life before replacement is required. 1” pleated filters, like our own offered by BelRed, are high quality, electrostatic filters that provide an economical and convenient option for air filtration. We also offer an annual filter program at BelRed, providing customers with enough filters to last a full year.

Whole-house filtration can help to rid your home of harmful particles and allergens and promote high indoor air quality in your home. Whatever your indoor air quality needs, we can help. We offer indoor air testing with Air Advice™, sampling your indoor air regularly over a period of days to identify potential problems. More detailed testing of your home’s structure to locate the root cause of these problems is also available with our Home Energy and Safety Assessment. To begin breathing easier, contact BelRed today to arrange for testing in your home, and learn how you can improve the quality of your home’s indoor air.

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