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Air Filtration

Air Filtration Systems in Ottawa

Spring and summer are the seasons when most people realize their air quality is suffering. Not only are you tempted to throw open the windows, let in the fresh air and really feel the difference, that fresher air also brings in pollen and other allergens. You can get that spring-fresh feeling in your home, without increasing your allergies or making it harder to breathe, with an air filtration system. These systems remove all sorts of particles from your home’s air, to give you a fresher, cleaner home.

The best air filter systems can remove many other particles from your air, including:

  • Mold spores
  • Bacteria
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Other allergens

How air filtration systems work

Air filtration systems work just like other kinds of filters, just with much smaller holes. You can think of air filters as strainers. Just as a strainer holds back pasta from water, air filters hold back very small debris from the air. In fact, the best air filter systems are small enough to filter out viruses, which are exceptionally small.

These filters are so sensitive that they require two filtration layers. The first captures larger particles such as hair, so that the more sensitive filter has a chance to work instead of being immediately clogged by the larger things in your air. As a result, they end up removing over 99 % of the debris in your air.

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The benefit of Air Filtration

How does having better air quality in your home help you and your family? There are a few different ways:

Reduce allergies

When there are significantly fewer allergens in your air, you’ll find that your allergy symptoms calm down.

Better breathing

Those with respiratory issues, including asthma, COPD and more, will find that they can breathe easier with higher air quality.

Fewer smells

Great filters can remove some things from the air that cause unpleasant odours.

Less dusting

These filters remove dust from the air, instead of just moving it around as many dusting products do.

Less mold

With fewer mold spores in the air, you’ll find that your house grows less mold.


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Why should I change
my air filter?

Your air filtration system has two filters. One or both may need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, depending on which model you have. As the air pollutants get trapped in the filter, they eventually fill it up, making the filter much less effective. Air will pass through slowly, so it will clean less air. Change air filters to keep your home as clean as possible.

If you have any questions about home air filtration systems or want to book an appointment in Ottawa, Orleans, Embrun, or the surrounding area, get in touch with us at Anchor Home Comfort today.

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