Would you like to make sure that your home is a safe haven from allergies?
Often people buy filters for their heating and air conditioning installations but then are disappointed when their allergy symptoms don’t improve. In fact, having an air filter is just one of many things that need to be done to make your home safe from allergens.
When you call us to request changing your air filter, we first ask about the sensitivities you have. Are you allergic to mold, dust, pollen? We can’t control the outside, but we can certainly make sure that the air you breathe inside your house is keeping you comfortable.
Then we test the house for a variety of issues. We measure the rate of air changes per hour. The standard is 3-5. If it is 5 or more, then that means that there is air leakage into the home. The air is most likely coming in from either the attic or the crawl space.
Depending on how many symptoms you want to tackle, we can recommend the best air filter for your needs. Filters have merv ratings. The higher the number, the better the filter. Merv ratings go from 1 to 16.
We recommend an IQAir Perfect 16 filter for homeowners who want their air to be as clean as possible. These filters have a merv rating of 16. When we install this filter, we just don’t tell you how this filter is operating; we show you. We take air quality readings before and after we put the filters in.
When you use a cheaper air filter with a merv rating of 2 and under, you are helping protect the furnace but not doing very much to protect your health.
Have any questions about filters? RC Mechanical is an owner-operated Redwood City business and has served the Bay Area with heating and air conditioning expertise for over 20 years. Homeowners in Redwood City and throughout the Bay Area count on us for all their heating and air conditioning needs. Give us a call at (650) 575-3915 and let us help you.