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How to Choose an Air Purifier

Posted by Ohio Heating

Nov 11, 2021 1:30:00 PM

As cold weather approaches and we spend more time indoors. it is time to consider a whole house air cleaner.  air cleaner 22-108529-edited

On average, we take about 20,000 breaths a day and spend more than 90% of our time indoors. The level of environmental pollutants can be five times higher indoors than outside making a case for cleaning the air inside our homes.

if anyone in your family suffers from allergies, sneezing, wheezing, red eyes or asthma, a whole house air cleaner can help reduce the exposure to mold, pollen, dust, dander, and other toxins in the air.

The first line of defense is to clean the air in your home. Removing dust, allergens and odors can do wonders for the health and quality of your family's life.

Here are some types of air cleaners to consider:

HEPA FILTERS  
By definition, true HEPA filters are at least 99.97% efficient at filtering 0.3 μm mass median diameter (MMD) particles in standard tests. Most penetrating particle sizes may be smaller than 0.3 μm, so the filtration efficiency of most penetrating particles can be slightly lower. HEPA filter efficiency is better than MERV 16. HEPA air filter

HEPA filters may not be an appropriate option for some into HVAC systems due to high-pressure drops and the likelihood that systems will need new filter racks to allow sufficient sealing to prevent filter bypass.

To function properly, HEPA filters must be sealed properly in filter racks. Filters are often delicate and require careful handling to prevent damage and preserve performance.

ELECTRONIC AIR FILTERS
There include a wide variety of electrically-connected air-cleaning devices designed to remove particles from airstreams.

Removal typically occurs by electrically charging the particles using corona wires orby generating ions (e.g., pin ionizers), and:
• Collecting particles on oppositely charged plates (precipitators, ESP),or
• Charged particles’ enhanced removal by a mechanical air filter, or
• Charged particles’ deposition on room surfaces.

The fraction of particles removed from the air by an electronic filter is termed “removal efficiency.”

The effectiveness of reducing particle concentrations depends on:
• Removal efficiency
• Air flow rate through the filter
• Size and number of particles
• Location of the filter in the HVAC system
• Maintenance and cleanliness of electronic filter componentsUltraviolet germicidal irradiation 6-17 at 2.05.12 PM

It is critical to wipe the wires in electrostatic precipitators as silicone buildup reduces efficiency. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when using electronic air filters.

ULTRAVIOLET ENERGY (UV-C)
Ultraviolet energy inactivates viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms so they are unable to replicate and potentially cause disease.

The entire UV spectrum is capable of inactivating microorganisms, but UV-C energy (wavelengths of 100 – 280 nm) provides the most germicidal effect, with 265 nm being the optimum wavelength.

The majority of modern UVGI lamps create UV-C energy with an electrical discharge through a low-pressure gas (including mercury vapor) enclosed in a quartz tube, similar to fluorescent lamps.

Roughly 95% of the energy produced by these lamps is radiated at a near-optimal wavelength of 253.7 nm. UV-C light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are emerging for use.

Types of disinfection systems using UV-C energy:
• In-duct air disinfection
• Upper-air disinfection
• In-duct surface disinfection
• Portable room decontamination

BIPOLAR IONIZATION/CORONA DISCHARGE / NEEDLEPOINT IONIZATION AND OTHER ION OR REACTIVE OXYGEN AIR CLEANERS iWave-C
Air cleaners using reactive ions and/or reactive oxygen species (ROS) have become prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. New devices that are not mentioned elsewhere in this guidance likely fall into this category. iWave air cleaner-1

Technologies utilize various methods to create reactive ions in the air that react with airborne contaminants, including viruses. The design of the systems can be modified to create mixtures of reactive oxygen species (ROS), ozone, hydroxyl radicals, and superoxide anions.

If you’re looking for air filtration systems for any environment, whether industrial, commercial, restaurant, or healthcare, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning has an air cleaning solution for you.

We provide professional air filtration services individually tailored to meet the requirements of our clients. We offer a broad line of equipment to satisfy your air quality and air compliance requirements. Call 614-863-6666 to learn more.
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Which Merv Rated Air Filter is Right for Your Home?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Mar 23, 2021 12:01:54 PM

Your family's health depends on having clean air in your home. The most commercial_air_filter efficient way to filter household air is through your home's forced-air heating or central air-conditioning system.

Air filters work much harder than you may think. Filters can reduce mold, pollen, dust mites, bacteria, tobacco smoke and pet dander that are often found in the home.

Do you know how to choose the best filter for your home?

Air filters are built into the return-air ductwork, trapping particles as air passes through. These systems are passive; as long as the fan is running, they are constantly filtering all the air in your home.

Whole-house filters come in four main types. Knowing the facts about the ratings of air filters can help you decide which is best for your home and your family.

Filters are rated on a scale using MERV. This stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. lt rates the filter on how well it can catch particles in your home’s air.

Higher the Merv ratings mean the more efficient the air filter is at catching pollutants inside your home. 

According to the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE), there are 4 general tiers or categories of MERV ratings:
• MERV 1–4 (decent): A filter in this MERV range is a disposable fiberglass filter. These can pick up particles that are 10 microns or larger, which include pollen and regular standing dust.
• MERV 5–8 (good): These are better at catching smaller particles (3–10 microns) like mold spores, hair spray, dust mites and animal dander.
• MERV 9–12 (better): These are considered the best option for residential use. These filters can remove pollutants as small as 1–3 microns, which includes particles like humidifier dust, auto emissions and legionella.
• MERV 13–16 (best): These filters are usually only found in hospitals because they can capture particles as small as 1–0.03 microns in size. Particles this small include bacteria, tobacco smoke and even the contaminants in sneezes.

(Air particles are measured in microns (one-millionth of a meter). The smaller the particle size in microns, the bigger the MERV rating you’ll need to trap it.)

There are three things to consider when  choosing an air filter:

1. Do you have a limited budget? The higher the MERV rating the more expensive the filter. 
2. How many pets are in your home? If you have pets iin your home, their dander is picked up and distributed by your HVAC system throughout your home. A filter with a MERV 8 should eliminate most animal dander, but if you have more than one pet, you may need a MERV 11 to completely eliminate those harmful particles.
3. Does anyone have health health issues? If someone has asthma or allergies a MERV 11 filter would be the best choice. This filter can pick up smaller particles than a MERV 8 filter. 

Ohio Heating & Air has been providing clean air solutions for home owners for over 20 years. Give us a call at 614-863-6666.  Our indoor air specialists service all makes and models of whole house air cleaners. 

Choose from:  aprilaire equipment

  • HEPA Filters
  • Ionizers and Ozone Generators
  • Electrostatic Filters
  • Activated Carbon Filters
  • UV Lights
  • Bipolar Ionization
  • Pleated air filters

 

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Should You Buy a Air Filter with an 8 Merv Rating or One with an 11?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Jan 18, 2020 9:54:39 AM


Having clean air in your home is important for the health of your family. The most efficient way to filter household air is through your home's forced-air heating or central air-conditioning system. Do you know how to choose the best filter for your home?air cleaner 22-108529-edited

The filters are built into the return-air duct work, trapping particles as air passes through. These systems are passive; as long as the fan is running, they are constantly filtering all the air in your home.

Whole-house filters come in four main types. Understanding the ratings of air filters can help you decide which is best for your home and your family.

Filters are rated on a scale using MERV. This stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. lt rates the filter on how well it can catch particles in your home’s air.

The higher the Merv rating, the more efficient the air filter is at catching pollutants inside your home. Mold, pollen, dust mites, bacteria, tobacco smoke and pet dander are some of the pollutants common in homes. 

According to the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE), there are 4 general tiers or categories of MERV ratings:
• MERV 1–4 (decent): A filter in this MERV range is a disposable fiberglass filter. These can pick up particles that are 10 microns or larger, which include pollen and regular standing dust.
• MERV 5–8 (good): These are better at catching smaller particles (3–10 microns) like mold spores, hair spray, dust mites and animal dander.
• MERV 9–12 (better): These are considered the best option for residential use. These filters can remove pollutants as small as 1–3 microns, which includes particles like humidifier dust, auto emissions and legionella.
• MERV 13–16 (best): These filters are usually only found in hospitals because they can capture particles as small as 1–0.03 microns in size. Particles this small include bacteria, tobacco smoke and even the contaminants in sneezes.

(Air particles are measured in microns (one-millionth of a meter). The smaller the particle size in microns, the bigger the MERV rating you’ll need to trap it.)

There are three things to consider when  choosing an air filter. 

1. Do you have a limited budget? The higher the MERV rating the more expensive the filter. 
2. How many pets are in your home? If you have pets iin your home, their dander is picked up and distributed by your HVAC system throughout your home. A filter with a MERV 8 should eliminate most animal dander, but if you have more than one pet, you may need a MERV 11 to completely eliminate those harmful particles.
3. Does anyone have health health issues? If someone has asthma or allergies a MERV 11 filter would be the best choice. This filter can pick up smaller particles than a MERV 8 filter. 

Ohio Heating & Air has been providing clean air solutions for home owners for over 20 years. Give us a call at 614-863-6666.  Our indoor air specialists service all makes and models of whole house air cleaners and ultra violet air purifiers.

Our Air Cleaner Services Include:

High Efficiency Air Cleaners
Replacement Filters
Service all makes and models
UV Air Purifiers

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Ohio Heating Your Trusted Bryant Dealer

Posted by Ohio Heating

Dec 12, 2016 8:13:09 AM

Ohio Heating Goes Above and Beyond

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Bryant dealers are dedicated to doing Whatever It Takes® to provide you and your family with home comfort you can count on.  As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Ohio Heating and Cooling has participated in special training so that we can go above and beyond to meet your HVAC needs.  

To become a Factory Authorized Dealers (FAD), it takes reliable service and technical know-how to stand out,  day in and day out. When choosing a dealer, you should look for the Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer symbol, which means the dealer has met the highest standards for superior skills, service, and a promise of 100% satisfaction guaranteed.*

At Ohio Heating and Cooling our team of skilled technicians are NATE Certified.  They have earned North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification, the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and the only certification test supported by the entire industry. 

We're Indoor Air Specialists. It takes a specialist to deliver the best in comfort and our techs have been trained in providing your family with the highest indoor air quality. 
We can help you choose the correct equipment for your system and your budget. Whether your issue is high efficiency performance, controlling humidity, regulating temperature, or managing the airflow between rooms, we have a full line of equipment to solve your HVAC problems.

We sell, install and repair all makes and models of: Bryant HVAC products:

      • Furnaces

      • Heat Pumps

      • Air Conditioners

      • Humidifiers

      • Whole House Air Cleaners

      • more...

Our sales, service and installation teams are specially-trained in the design and installation of heating and cooling systems. They can help you determine which system is right for you and your family. Complete customer satisfaction is our goal! Should you need to replace or upgrade your system, we have easy financing with low monthly payments. You can apply online.

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Topics: Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, NATE certified, Bryant dealer, indoor air specialists

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