Are All Air Filters Created Equal?

October 10, 2020

At , we work hard to keep our San Antonio customers comfortable throughout the year. You may know us for our comprehensive heating and cooling services. In recent years, we have expanded our services to include solutions that improve your indoor air quality. For example, our residential duct cleaning service will remove impurities that are hiding in your home. While we can install serious equipment like UV air sanitizers and dehumidifiers, choosing the right filter for your home comfort systems can have a big impact on the air you breathe. Common Indoor Allergens Every homeowner deals with dust. The household dust that you can see floating in a sunbeam contains impurities like fibers, outdoor dirt, and pet dander. Every time someone walks through a room, it stirs up the dust and sends particles back into the air. Although this visible dust is unsightly, your body’s natural filtration system prevents much of it from getting into your lungs. Mixed in with the visible dust are much smaller impurities. At the next size level, you will find mold spores and pollen grains. Contact with these particles can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive people. They may develop allergy symptoms like a runny...

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Can HVAC Air Filters Be Recycled?

January 26, 2019

Air filters play a big role in your home’s indoor air quality. They capture dust, hair, mold spores, bacteria, viruses and other particles that would otherwise go through your home’s air ducts and into your living spaces. Air filters come in disposable and reusable varieties. Therefore, it is important to know which types can be recycled and how to responsibly dispose of a spent air filter from your heating and cooling system. Disposable Air Filters Disposable air filters are made from a polyester fiber or fiberglass insert and a cardboard frame. Fiberglass cannot be recycled. In some places, polyester fibers can be recycled, but you may have to take it to a specialty recycling center that deals with plastics. The cardboard is recyclable in most communities. However, tearing off the cardboard frame from the insert could expose you to all of the dust and other particles captured by the filter. In most cases, you’ll be better off disposing of these filters into the trash. Disposable air filters are designed to last for about 30 to 90 days. Going through four to 12 of these in a year could generate a lot of waste. If this is concerning to you, consider...

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