Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Mechanical Filters vs. Electronic Air Cleaners

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Most homeowners understand the need to control the temperatures in their house, but indoor air quality can be just as important to maintain in a comfortable environment. High amounts of dust, pet dander, allergens and bacteria can make life miserable if they become prominent enough. The good news is that adding an air filtration system to your heating and air conditioning can keep indoor air quality in your home high.

Here in Cary, NC, air filtration plays a particularly large role during the spring, when allergens seem to be everywhere. You can get a mechanical filter installed or an electronic one (among other choices) and it helps to know which one works best for your home. So here’s a quick breakdown of mechanical filters vs. electronic air cleaners.

Most heating and air conditioning systems have a mechanical filter “built in,” a spot where you can slide a replaceable filter into place. They’re easy to use and can be swapped in and out without the help of a technician. You can also get additional mechanical air filtration systems added to trap smaller particles and improve your air quality.  However,  unless you clean or replace them out regularly, their effectiveness will drop, since mechanical air filters work by trapping particulates in a filter material.

Electronic filters, on the other hand, use static electricity to pull particles into a collector, which they can be cleaned off of. They tend to be more expensive than mechanical filters, but they tend to be more effective as well. We recommend electronic filters for any household with sensitive members, lots of pets, or a general tendency towards increased levels of dust in the air.

For specifics on mechanical filters vs. electronic air cleaners, or to schedule an installation appointment, contact the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air. Our trained staff handles all manner of air filtration issues and we can advise you on the right version for your household. If you live in Cary, NC, air filtration can be a godsend towards keeping your indoor air quality high. Give us a call and let us help you make that a reality!

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Air Conditioning Repair: Problems with Air Ducts

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The ability to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the hottest days of the year is a luxury that most homeowners value. Of course, with a mechanical system as complex as your air conditioning system, it is no surprise that problems sometime come up. There are a number of different issues that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Many of them take place in your air ducts. The air conditioning repair technicians at Raleigh Heating & Air have the services necessary to ensure that proper operation of your air ducts and your Wake Forest air conditioning system as a whole.

One common problem that many homeowners face with their air ducts is the development of air leaks in their ductwork. This can be a serious issue, considering the fact that all of the air your air conditioning system cools is distributed through these air ducts. Any leaks, holes, tears or improper sealing in your air ducts can drastically reduce comfort levels in your home while also increasing the cost of operating your air conditioning system. Call the Wake Forest air conditioning repair professionals on our team to have your ductwork inspected. If you are having trouble keeping your home comfortable efficiently, the source of the problem may be in your ducts.

Keep in mind that your air ducts do not need to be torn or full of leaks to work inefficiently. In fact, the installation of your air ducts and the design of the ductwork system itself can have a major impact on the performance of your air conditioning system. When you work with us you can have total faith in the integrity of your ductwork. We have a full, in-house sheet metal fabrication shop where we can custom tailor ductwork to the specifications in your home. We’ll make sure that your air ducts fit your home perfectly to keep you comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside.

For more information about Wake Forest air conditioning repair or the importance of your air ducts, call Raleigh Heating & Air. We’ll answer any questions you may have. You can count on us and the quality of our work to keep your home as comfortable as possible.

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Benefits of the Trane CleanEffects™ System in Raleigh, NC

Monday, March 18th, 2013

When you think of home comfort, you may think chiefly about temperature. After all, 70 degrees Fahrenheit feels good when it’s 105 outside. But comfort is also about indoor air quality. While your existing air conditioning system offers some dehumidification and air filtration as part of its design, you may be wondering how you can further improve the quality of the air inside your home, so that you can breathe fresher and cleaner air throughout the year. While some have been deterred from buying an auxiliary air cleaner due to extra costs and maintenance, you can count on Trane to provide an excellent solution. Trane CleanEffects™ offers top of the line air cleaning with a low operating costs and no need to change the filter. For more information about how you might benefit, call Raleigh Heating & Air today!

Let’s look at some of the benefits of the Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner:

  • Low pressure drop. Conventional air cleaners have very dense filters, which are good at catching micro-particles, but are not great at managing airflow. Pressure drop is the term for the negative side effects of dense filtration, which prevents your heating and cooling systems from pushing air throughout your home. While you want clean and clear air, you also need an appropriate air cleaner that won’t reduce energy efficiency and cause problems in other parts of the system.
  • Reduce allergens and other respiratory triggers. Residents sensitive to allergens and susceptible to asthmatic attacks may be comforted by the fact that Trane CleanEffects™ greatly reduces the airborne presence of dust, pet hair and dander, lint, fungus, dust mites, bacteria and pollen. Up to 99.98% of such debris, in fact.
  • Innovative and patented technology. When you get a Trane, you know you’re buying quality and technical innovation. The Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner is patented technology, verified by experts at the Harvard School of Public Health, and performance-tested by LMS Technologies and Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

If you’re looking to make your indoor air clean and fresh all year round, look no further than the Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner. For more information, call Raleigh Heating & Air today! 

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Friday, September 7th, 2012

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Call Raleigh Heating & Air for all your Heating, Air Conditioning, Geothermal, Maintenance Program, Water Heaters, Indoor Air Quality, and Sheet Metal Fabrication needs.

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