Indoor air quality is incredibly important when it comes to the health and safety of you and your family. Finding out which type of air filter to use, though, can be a hassle. You can usually decide between a whole house and portable filters. Whole house filters are better for larger spaces to a better degree than a portable filter.

A whole house filter is the best for exactly what it says, whole home comfort. It’s quiet efficient and cools your home quickly. It can be incorporated into almost any HVAC  system which is both convenient and cost effective. However, if you’re looking to cool down a smaller space then you may want to consider a portable air filter. This could benefit residents of a small home or apartment who do not need the capabilities of a whole house filter. Portable air filters are also convenient for homes or apartments that are not already equipped with an HVAC system.

Regardless of the filter you choose. Indoor air quality should be a priority. Some of the signs and symptoms of poor air quality are:

  • High Humidity Levels
  • Moisture
  • Mold
  • Insects
  • Dry Skin
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

According to the World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die from the exposure to household air pollution. Moisture in your home from high humidity levels can cause mold or attract insects. If you suspect that you have high humidity, it may be time for a new air filter. Avoid larger, more serious problems. An air filter can make the difference between poor and good air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency has even recognized that poor indoor air pollution is a serious problem and ranked it among the top of the environmental dangers facing the public.