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

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 Might Be in Your Home’s Air… Right Now!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

One of the services that we offer to our customers is the installation of a range of air filters, air purifiers, and UV lights to clean their air of various contaminating particles. But many homeowners don’t believe such measures are necessary: after all, it’s the outdoor air that’s polluted and unhealthy, not the air that’s kept circulating through the inside of a house.

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Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality in Winter

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Virginia winters aren’t as bad as in some of other parts of the country, but you’ll still need a heater running during a good portion of the season to stay warm. But cold isn’t the only issue you’ll run into during the season: indoor air quality often declines during the winter. Spring isn’t the only period when allergy and asthma from air pollutants pose a problem.

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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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Why Is My Air Conditioning System Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

One of the problems that HVAC technicians often deal with during the summer is sealing refrigerant leaks in an air conditioner and then replacing the refrigerant that was lost. It’s a common misconception that an air conditioner consumes its supply of refrigerant as it runs and will eventually need to have more put in. The truth is that the refrigerant level in an AC (called its charge) will remains the same throughout the air conditioner’s service life… unless it develops leaks.

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