With most people still spending twelve hours a day (or more) at home – despite lighter lockdown constraints – Wrightway Comfort is well aware that air conditioner repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas must now consist of far more than just cleaning, tightening and replacing parts.
Its technicians are trained to explore innovative ways of keeping coronavirus under control in homes for the rest of this pandemic summer. One of the best ways of keeping families healthy is to upgrade indoor air quality through more powerful filters, during AC repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas.
During every air conditioner repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas, Wrightway Comfort technicians are happy to discuss budget-friendly options for keeping indoor airflows free from harmful bio-contaminants. A fast and low-cost way of doing this is to upgrade existing filters, replacing them with higher-rated models.
Filter upgrades during AC repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas
HVAC filters should be replaced at least every quarter by conscientious householders during normal times. However, upgrades and more frequent replacements may well be recommended by technicians during air conditioner repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas, particularly for families with more vulnerable members.
All air filters have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). Rated at between 1 and 20, each level is designed for different purposes:
- MERV 1 – 4 pollen, dust mites, spray paint, carpet fibres;
- MERV 5 – 8 mold spores, hairspray, cooking grease;
- MERV 9 – 12 flour, fumes, chemicals;
- MERV 13 – 16 bacteria, smoke, sneezes;
- MERV 17 – 20 viruses, carbon dust (HEPA and ULPA).
In older systems, MERV ratings of up to 4 are common. Removing coarser pollutants like pollen, dust and dander, they should now be upgraded whenever possible (with expert guidance) during air conditioning installation in Tomball, TX, and surrounding areas.
Finer-meshed, the 5 to 8 ratings remove mold spores and cooking smells, with increasingly smaller particles trapped by filters rated at up to 17. This is usually the highest rating for domestic use.
State-of-the-art recommendations during air conditioner repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas
More modern equipment works with higher-rated filters that can also remove smoke, chemical fumes and bio-contaminants like microbes, spores and viruses. These energy-efficient units are also cheaper to run, with lower monthly utility bills and maintenance costs, fewer repairs and longer useful lives.
However, upgrading any air conditioning installation in Tomball, TX, and surrounding areas to the highest possible filter rating (without damaging the equipment, of course) is not a job for amateurs. If a higher-grade filter is too dense, the blower may not be able to force air through its fibers at the necessary speed. This can lead to rising pressures that might damage an entire HVAC system.
Talk to the professionals about healthier, cleaner indoor air
For knowledgeable advice on more effective air hygiene during air conditioner repair in Spring, TX, and surrounding areas, contact Wrightway Comfort at (832) 432-7989.