Category Archives: Filtration

Easy Use, Easy Maintenance: Electronic Air Cleaners at Work

Here at Home Comfort, we take indoor air quality seriously. These days most people in the United States spend up to 90% of their time indoors, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental health risks we face today. With energy-efficient homes insulated and sealed tighter than ever against fresh outside air, the quality of the air inside a person’s home is often filled with far more pollutants than the air outside, even if you’re using a high-quality air filter and changing it regularly. For those who are concerned about allergens and indoor air pollutants, and would like to take an extra measure to ensure the cleanliness of the air in their homes, installing a whole-home electronic air cleaner may help.

Electronic air cleaners take the job of a normal air filter for a ducted heating and cooling system and take it to the next level. Rather than simply trapping particles in a tightly-knitted, mesh-like media, electronic air cleaners trap particles by giving them an electrostatic charge them as they pass through the filter, causing them to stick to a collection surface rather than passing through the your duct system and into your home. To see an electronic air cleaner in action, check out the video below. It will show you a demonstration of American Standard’s Accuclean™ Whole-Home Air Filtration system at work.

Besides their efficiency, electronic air cleaners have a simple cleaning process. And, since the filters are washable, you can save money in the long run rather than purchasing disposable filters every few months. If you click on the video below, you’ll see a demonstration for cleaning the Accuclean™ system:

Basically, if you can vacuum your carpets, drapes, and furniture, you can clean this air cleaner regularly with no trouble!

If you have a ducted heating and cooling system and like the idea of an efficient, easy-to-maintain air filtration system, give our estimators at Home Comfort a call. We can match the right electronic air cleaner model with your home or business.

Works Cited:

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airclean.html

Shopping for Filters Just Became More Affordable: Introducing Our New Local Pickup Option!

Back in May, everyone at Home Comfort was happy to announce the roll out of the new and improved version of our online filter store, with more brands, styles, and sizes to choose from than ever before. Changing your air filters regularly is an important part of the overall maintenance of your HVAC system, and we believe that stocking up on filters should be easy and affordable.

Last May we wrote an article about the benefits of having a case of filters shipped right to your door, and today we’re happy to announce that we’ve begun to offer our local customers an additional online purchase option. Now, when you add filters to your shopping cart, you have the option to bypass pesky shipping charges by selecting “Local Pickup” at the time of checkout. Simply shop for the filters you need, pay online with “Local Pickup” selected, and pick them up at our office in Eugene, Oregon. We’ll call or email you as soon as your order is ready. Like many retail outlets, our local pickup option simply requires showing a valid photo ID and your order number when you come to our office to pick up your purchase. To see the full details on how our local pickup option works, look for our complete policy under “Local Pick Up” on our terms of use page.

If you live near our Eugene office, consider trying this new option the next time you shop for filters. It’s simple, it’s affordable, and it supports the local economy – now that’s a sustainable way to take charge of the care of your HVAC system!

Save Time, Shop Online: Home Comfort Introduces Its New and Improved Filter Webpage

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Over the past few months, the tech team at Home Comfort has been working hard on a new and improved version of our online filter sales webpage. As of this month, our filter page is up and running with more sizes and brands of filters available for purchase than ever before! As an added convenience to our customers, we have made our filters available for purchase and delivery to any part of the contiguous forty-eight states.

Changing your air filter regularly is an important part of the overall maintenance of your HVAC system, and it’s a good idea to keep extra filters handy, in case they need to be replaced between regular maintenance visits. Since air filter access points are usually discreetly located, it can be easy to forget to change your filter on a regular basis – especially when you add a trip to the hardware store for a new filter to an already busy schedule. Home Comfort can take away some of that hassle by delivering a case of air filters directly to your door!

Never thought of keeping a whole case of filters handy? Buying goods in bulk is a common way for families to stock up on groceries and other essentials at a lower price. Why not give buying filters in bulk a try, too? Our air filters webpage offers many of our filters by the case, which keeps our prices competitive and puts less strain on your wallet in the long run. Other brands on our site, such as our Aprilaire selection, are still only available for purchase in single units, but we work hard to make sure the prices for our individually packaged filters are a bargain, too.

Do you need a custom-sized filter? Or maybe a filter with a specific MERV rating? Don’t fret! If you don’t see the filter you need on our website, contact us by phone or email. We may be able to place a special order just for you!