Out of all the elements of your heating and cooling system, air filtration is often the last thing on your mind. However, it shouldn’t be. The quality of air in your home or business can impact your health and comfort in significant ways. Here at Orange Coast Plumbing, we can help keep the air you breathe clean and healthy by assisting you in selecting the correct filtration system for your home, installing the system, and providing routine maintenance.
Your Air Quality Needs
Southern California is a beautiful area to live in, but that natural beauty also comes with plenty of allergens and other unwanted particles in the air. To optimize your comfort, you need to make certain your air filtration system is working at maximum efficiency. While you might notice the quality of your air more during allergy season, clean air is important all year long, especially with how close we are to major centers of industry. Orange Coast Plumbing has nearly four decades of experience working with air filtration systems. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Our Air Quality Diagnostics
Orange Coast Plumbing technicians can come to your home and test the quality of your air and perform routine maintenance and repairs on your filtration system. The first thing we will look at is the system itself. From there, we will move on to check the ductwork for dirt and debris. We will also measure the humidity level. These three elements have the greatest impact on the quality of the air you breathe. Based on our diagnostics, we will present you with our recommendations for system installation, repair, or maintenance as needed — all of which our Orange Coast Plumbing technicians can provide.
Filter and Filtration System Installation
If you are using an older system, even repairing and maintaining it may not yield the results you desire. Sometimes a new filtration system needs to be installed. Below are some of the filters and filtration systems we install, repair, and maintain.
HEPA filters are the industry standard for air filtration. They remove more unwanted particles from your air than any other type of filter on the market. Typically made from fiberglass and possessing filtering elements with diameters between 0.5 and 2.0 micrometers, very few particulates are small enough to get past a HEPA filter. We 100% recommend you use these filters so that you have the best possible air quality. Should you choose HEPA filters, we can install them for you to ensure the proper fit, and schedule regular maintenance with our technicians.
UV Germicidal Lights
Sometimes you need air that is cleaner than what filters can give. When someone is suffering from an autoimmune disease, recovering from surgery, or at-risk for contracting illnesses, UV germicidal lights provide an extra layer of protection. These lights can deactivate the DNA in bacteria, viruses, and other dangerous pathogens, preventing them from reproducing. Orange Coast Plumbing technicians can help determine the correct placement of the lights for you as well as install them.
Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification system
We are big fans of Lennox products, and this is one of the best. Our clients who have chosen this system have reported noticeable results in just one day. From reduced allergy symptoms to a better smelling home, this system delivers a lot of benefits. Some of our Orange Coast Plumbing technicians have even installed it in their own homes. If you are looking to switch to this system, we can guide you in the purchase and install it for you.
These filters are installed between the return air plenum and the furnace. They function the same as other filters do, removing particles and cleaning the air; however, they are more effective than your standard air filters. Compared to other filters, they require less maintenance while still delivering quality results. The most difficult aspect of these filters is sizing them correctly. However, we are happy to take care of that for you, as well as install the filter.
Too much humidity in the air enables mold and other microbes to grow. To properly address this issue, Orange Coast Plumbing can help you select and install a home dehumidifier. A dehumidifier will remove moisture from the air, making it less likely that microbes can grow and also making it easier for you to breathe. There are many different models on the market to choose from, and our experts will help you select the right option for your home.
Of course, dry air can also pose problems, especially to your health. Dry air is particularly problematic during winter when you are using heat. When this occurs, you may need to put some moisture back into the air with a humidifier. We can help you select, place, and install a home humidifier.
We prefer this type of humidifier here at Orange Coast Plumbing because it attaches to your HVAC system, allowing you to control the humidity level in the entire home without installing multiple devices. Normally considered a challenge to install, bypass humidifiers are the kind of device our technicians excel at adding to your home or business; we get it right the first time to give you excellent air quality.
Filtration System Repair
Even if you do everything right and stick to the maintenance schedule Orange Coast Plumbing recommends, something will eventually wear out or break on your system. If you notice an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms, or if your heating and cooling system sounds like it is working harder than it used to, something might need to be repaired or replaced.
When you find yourself in this situation, trust in Orange Coast Plumbing’s skilled technicians to get your system back in working order in minimal time. Our team will determine if a repair is needed or if the problem can be remedied through basic maintenance. Should a repair be needed, our technicians will offer you a quality, cost-effective solution.
Filter and Filtration System Maintenance and Ductwork Cleaning
Depending on the filter and filtration system you use, we can recommend a routine maintenance schedule and send one of our Orange Coast Plumbing technicians according to your maintenance schedule. And if your ducts needs to be cleaned, we will clean them for you. The big advantage of regular maintenance is in determining whether the problems you experience are a result of a need for maintenance, repair, or upgrade. By having an experienced team like Orange Coast Plumbing on your side, you will know that your system will never be at risk.
Count on Our Decades of Experience
Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning has been serving Orange County since 1977. This is our home, our community, and we have an intimate understanding of our climate and environment, and the unique demands they place on your filtration system. We work hard to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry, so we are always able to offer you the most innovative solutions. For decades of experience that you can put your faith in, contact Orange Coast Plumbing.
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