Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Filters’

Which Is Better: Air Filters or Air Purifiers?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you’re asking this question, it’s almost certainly because you have concerns about the quality of the air in your house. Maybe there’s an increase in illness, or the air feels dustier and dirtier than normal. Or you may have read some of the worrying statistics about air quality in homes—most of which are true.

Whatever the reason, you’re wondering if you should have an air purifier or an air filter installed. Air filters are non-powered systems that use fiber weaves to trap unwanted particles, while air purifiers are electrically-powered devices that use ionization, ultraviolet radiation, or other methods to remove pollutants.

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Pollutants That Professionally Installed Air Filters Will Remove

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Since indoor air quality is a major concern today in the country (the EPA estimates that the air inside a home is often 3 to 4 times worse than that outside) people are looking for an effective way to remove the many contaminants that may be floating around their air. There are many solutions to poor indoor air quality, but the most common is the installation of media air filters, which trap particles as they try to move through them. These filters use no electrical power, and if properly matched to the HVAC system by professionals they will not reduce air flow or place strain on the air conditioner or heater.

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What Does MERV Rating Mean for Air Filters?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

If you are concerned as a homeowner about the health quality of your indoor air, one of the best options available to you is the installation of mechanical air filters. These filters trap pollutants moving through your HVAC system. If professionally chosen and installed, an air filter can eliminate more than 99% of the irritants in the air, resulting in a much healthier indoors.

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3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Your air conditioning system has an air filter in them that are there to keep dust, dirt, insects and other contaminants from getting into the equipment. There are huge benefits to regularly changing those air filters.  In this post, we will explore how keeping your air filter clean can increase efficiency and reduce repair.

For all your Alexandria, VA air conditioning service needs, make sure that you call the professionals at OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigerant, Inc. We offer complete repair, installation and maintenance for all different types and brands of systems.

  • Reduce repair – One of the most common causes of air conditioning repair is a clogged air filter. A clogged air filter will restrict the flow of air through the system and put more wear and tear on your air conditioner. It can also cause problems like a frozen evaporator coil or inadequate cooling.
  • Increased efficiency – Another huge potential benefit of regularly changing your air conditioner’s air filter is that you could increase the efficiency of the system. When your AC has a clogged air filter it will have to work harder to pull air in, which leads to increased energy consumption.
  • Extended life – When your air conditioning system has to work harder to cool your home it will develop more problems more often. This can not only increase repairs and decrease efficiency, but it could also cause your equipment to prematurely break down.

For all your Alexandria, VA air conditioning repair, installation and maintenance needs, call OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigerant, Inc. As part of our regular maintenance visits our technicians will make sure to change the air filter in your AC.

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