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Clean Air By Filtration

lung diagram - air filtrationThere are countless potentially harmful airborne pathogens that may be in your home right now, including dust, pollen, bacteria and mold. Protect yourself, your family and your HVAC with an air purification system from Academy Air.

Most HVAC air filters are not designed to improve air quality. They are there to provide basic protection for your HVAC system. Unfortunately, the consumer doesn’t realize that the cheap, 1” throwaways that came with their system doesn’t do a good job at that. Staying with these filters will waste your hard-earned money in lower the efficiency of your system.

Poorly designed fiberglass filament filters allow particulates to collect on the blower wheel and evaporator coil. A layer of dust less than a 1/16 of an inch will reduce the efficiency of your blower wheel by 20%. A layer of dust on your evaporator coil will reduce heat transfer by 25%.

At Academy Air, we educate our clients on how a quality air cleaner will sustain the efficiency of their indoor comfort system AND provide a solid base for healthy indoor air.

  • HEPA filters: HEPA is the acronym for High-efficiency particulate arrestance. To be considered a true HEPA filtration system it must remove 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3 microns. There are other parameters set by the Department of Energy that must be met.
  • Whole House Air Cleaners: Designed to do more than an average filter. Not only will they protect your HVAC from being clogged by pathogens, but they will also clean the air in your home.

Why choose Academy Air for filters

HEPA filters and other high-efficiency home air filtration products must be matched with the system. They increase static pressure (a resistance to air flow) and if not installed properly, may cause system failures or decreased efficiency. Academy Air technicians are trained to properly assess the right filtration for your family’s health while installing your IAQ devices to maximize your system’s functionality.

We want to make your home is a fresher, cleaner place and that your HVAC system is well protected. The best way for us to do that is with our air filtration systems. Don’t settle with sub-par air quality. Contact Academy Air today by phone at (314) 770-9800 or click here to learn more about how you can breathe easier than ever before.

At Academy Air, we provide better air for better homes and we want to continue making your home better. Never stop improving your home. Click here to learn more about our system enhancement services today.

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV)

MERV is a standard used to measure the overall efficiency of a filter. The MERV scale ranges from 1 to 16, and measures a filter’s ability to remove particles from .30 to 10 microns in size. A micron is one millionth of a meter. To give it perspective, a flaxen human hair averages 50 microns in diameter while black hair averages 120 microns in diameter. The human eye cannot see particulates less than the finest human hair at 15 microns. Academy Air filters can capture particulates down to 0.3 microns trapping all but the smallest bacteria, viruses, smoke particles, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). See air purification for these indoor air pollutants.

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