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Air Filtration Systems in Ashburn, VA

Every time you take a breath, you are inhaling millions and millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include, but are not limited to, dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to some of these contaminants will cause little more than allergy attacks, while others can cause flu-like symptoms and even conditions like asthma. In order to protect yourself against these contaminants, it’s a good idea to install an air purifier of some kind in your home. One of the most popular air purifier types is an air filtration system. AllTech Services, Inc. installs and services air filtration systems throughout Ashburn, VA. If you need air filtration services of any kind, call today and set up an appointment.

What Is an Air Filtration System?

An air filtration system is actually fairly simple in terms of construction. It’s just a closely–woven fiber mesh, stretched across a frame and installed at a certain point in the ducts. The mesh has large enough gaps in it for air to flow through the filter. However, any contaminants that the air carries will become trapped in the fiber. As long as the filter is cleaned every few months in order to get rid of the contaminants it collects, it is quite an efficient way to improve indoor air quality. That is assuming, of course, that you have the best one for your needs installed.

The Importance of MERV

Not all air filtration systems are equal. They are governed by a metric known as MERV, which determines how effective they are. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and is used to measure how closely woven the fibers in an air filtration system are. All air filters have a MERV rating, ranging from 1 to 20+. The higher the number, the more closely woven the filter is and the more airborne contaminants it can capture. You may be tempted to install a filter with the highest MERV rating you can find, but that would be a mistake.

The higher an air filter’s MERV rating is, the more effort it will take for your forced air systems to push air through it. While high–MERV filters are quite efficient, many of them are so closely woven that a residential system will not be able to push air through them. These filters are commonly used in industrial settings, which have systems that can handle them. You should consult with a professional before installing an air filtration system.

We Install and Service Air Filtration Systems

An air filtration system can remove the majority of airborne contaminants from your home, helping you to breathe easier and stay healthier. AllTech Services, Inc. offers a full range of air filtration services throughout Ashburn, VA. If you need an air filtration system installed or serviced, call us today and schedule an appointment. We can evaluate your home to determine the best air filtration system for your needs. We’ll install it, then make sure to clean it out every few months to keep it operating properly. Trust us to handle all of your air filtration system needs.

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