Air Filter 101

Air filters are cleaning devices that capture unwanted, sometimes harmful pollutants from the air circulating in your home. They are essential components of forced-air HVAC (heating, ventalation and air conditioning) systems. With indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental health risks, it is important that homes have adequate ventilation and clean air to help control or eliminate the potentially harmful elements. In addition, air filters should be routinely monitored and changed to maximize comfort for those indoors.