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Air Filters and Air Purifiers in Los Angeles, CA by Air Classic

We hear a lot about the air quality in the Los Angeles, CA, area, and that’s because we are prone to smog and other pollutants. Just because your doors and windows may be shut doesn’t mean that you won’t also have these contaminants, and others, in your home’s indoor air, too. One of the best ways to combat issues with poor air quality is to have an expert install an air filter or air purifier into your home. There are some basic differences between air purifiers and air filters, and our trained experts will help you determine which system will best suit your needs and the needs of your family and home. If you have concerns about your indoor air quality, call the people who can help with installation, repair, replacement and maintenance: Air Classic.

Air Classic provides air filter and air purifier services throughout Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, CA.

What Is the Difference Between Air Purifiers and Air Filters?

There can be a lot of terminology when it comes to indoor air quality products, which can also lead to a lot of confusion. For instance, what is the difference between air purifiers and air filters? There are a few, but the main one is that air purifiers use electricity to reduce the level of contaminants in your home. Each air purifier does so in a different way, but each does need to be electrically powered. Air filters, on the other hand, use the material of the filter to screen out and capture contaminants in the filter media.

MERV: The Key to Understanding Your Air Filter

Every forced–air HVAC system comes with an air filter, but this is a standard air filter. To truly clean your air via a filter, you need to have an air filter installed with the right MERV rating for your needs. MERV is a scale from 1 to 20, with 20 being the highest, of how effective a certain kind of filter will be. For homes, a good MERV rating range is anywhere from 5–12, depending on your specific needs; going higher than 12 can restrict the airflow in your system. Your Air Classic expert can help determine what the best MERV rating is for your home and your needs.

Air Filter vs. Air Purifier: Which Is for Me?

Determining which indoor air quality product will work best for your home and needs is something that should always be determined with an expert. The indoor air quality pros at Air Classic will sit down with you, review what you need from an air cleaner, and then help you choose the one that will bring better health to your indoor air; we’ll also expertly install it for you so you can enjoy its benefits for years to come.