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Air filtration is an important aspect to any HVAC system. Always Ready HVAC is ready to help you have all of the right equipment in place to keep your home’s air quality at a safe level.


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    Improving your home’s air quality is not only a wise decision, it can be a life-altering decision. It is important that you are regularly changing your HVAC air filters, and also considering the air quality in your home.

    The Woodland’s area is known for hot summers. But even more than that, we are known for extremely humid conditions. Humidity in the air creates moisture, which can be harmful to your air quality. If not treated well, you will have a serious issue on your hands. Luckily most HVAC units are made to filter the air in your home and keep your air quality at a safe level.

    That being said, it’s vital that you are doing regular maintenance on your HVAC system, including replacing the filters each month. In some cases, you may even need the help of an air purification system. There are multiple options for these types of air filters on the market, and Always Ready HVAC is ready to assist you to determine if a whole-home air filtration system is necessary for you.

    HEPA Filters

    A high-efficiency particulate arresting filter, also known as a HEPA filter, is a kind of air filter validated by the Department of Energy to remove 99.97% of air particles equal to or larger than 0.3 microns in size.

    One micron is equal to one-millionth of one meter. The human eye can only see objects at least 10 microns in size. In comparison, most bacteria range in size from 0.3 to 60 microns. Therefore, to put it another way, a HEPA filter eliminates almost all of the potentially harmful substances that could be present in the air that is coming into your home. Especially considering that many HEPA filters on the market go above and beyond the minimum requirement and filter out particles smaller than 0.3 microns.

    The unfortunate news is that you won’t be able to go to a home improvement store, buy a whole-house HEPA filter, and install it in place of the filter you’re already using in your home. Instead, it is required a trained professional will install it in your ventilation system.

    The good news is that Always Ready HVAC can do this for you at an extremely reasonable price. In addition, once a HEPA filter has been installed, it only needs to be replaced about once every six to twelve months on average (vs. once a month for traditional filters).

    UV Light Air Purifier and Sterilizer

    An air purification system that utilizes ultraviolet light is yet another method that can be utilized to improve the quality and safety air that you breathe.

    Always Ready HVAC will install your home’s prestigious UV light air purifier. This purifier can clean every cubic inch of air traveling through your central air conditioning system. It is effective against particulates, microbial, and gases, the three primary pollutants in indoor air.

    It can also mitigate or eliminate odors caused by cooking, pets, musty rooms, or dirty socks.

    How It Operates

    The in-duct air purifier accomplishes its task by generating hydro-peroxide plasma dispersed throughout the air handler. In contrast to “passive” technologies such as filters, the system actively cleans the air in your entire home or business.

    The charged plasma causes particles to adhere to one another, which increases the likelihood that they will be captured by your air filter. Concurrently, this increases the efficiency of any air filters you possess.

    The air purifier can be easily integrated with your existing HVAC system and runs in the background while remaining completely silent.


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    The MERV System

    The following step in selecting the appropriate air filter is to determine the level of particle-trapping efficiency that is most important to you. Even if you already have a good idea of the kind of filter you want to use, you will still need to make decisions regarding the efficiency of the filtration system before you buy it.

    The system’s minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV, makes this process very straightforward. The MERV rating of a filter is determined by the proportion of particles in various size categories that it can capture.

    The MERV scale goes all the way up to the number 20. Therefore, the more effective the filter, the higher the MERV rating. When you have decided what kind of filter you want, the next step is to determine the MERV range that will give you the best chance of finding the appropriate air filter for your needs.

    These are typically disposable fiberglass filters with a MERV rating between 1 and 4. Air isn’t cleaned by your HVAC system with filters in this price range, but they provide a fundamental level of protection for the system. Unfortunately, they get dirty very quickly, so you’ll need to replace them anywhere from once per month to three times per quarter. In addition, the use of these filters comes with the potential risk of forgetting to replace them when they are due, which increases the likelihood that it will become so clogged that they will restrict airflow to the point where they reduce the system’s efficiency and cause excessive wear on the components.

    If you need to improve the air quality inside your home, you should start your search in the MERV 5 to 8 range. The specialists working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have discovered that air filters with MERVs ranging from 7 to 13 are nearly as effective as HEPA filters. MERV 7 and MERV 8 filters are the optimal choice for most homes because they strike an optimal balance between cost-effectiveness and efficiency when selecting an air filter.

    They are more expensive than filters with a lower efficiency rating, but they do better clean the air. In addition, it turns out that purchasing these filters will save money in the long run because they have a longer lifespan and provide superior protection for the system components.

    Residential HVAC filters with a MERV rating between 9 and 12 are typically pleated models with higher efficiency. These filters are typically made of synthetic material. Because they capture approximately 95 percent of the particles allowed to pass through, they are an excellent choice for an air filter if you are most concerned with their efficiency level.

    Suppose someone in your household has asthma, allergies, or another respiratory condition. In that case, you should look for a filter with a MERV rating of 12 or 11. They might be a little more expensive, but some of them can go up to six months without needing to be replaced.

    MERV 13 and higher – Getting the air filter with the highest MERV rating isn’t necessarily the best way to determine which filter is best for your needs. It’s not just high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters—those with MERV ratings of 17 or higher—that have the potential to significantly impede airflow and bring your system’s performance down. There is a possibility of this happening with any filter with a MERV rating of 12 or higher.

    Always Ready HVAC will help you in purchasing a filter in this efficiency range if you are considering purchasing one.

    Why Do You Need the Help of a Professional Air Filtration Service?

    Always changing your air filters is an easy and preventative step to ensure that your air conditioning unit continues functioning effectively for many years.

    While your air conditioner is working to provide you with refreshingly cool air, its filter captures dust, dander, and other microscopic particles that may be entering your system. Even though they aren’t very big, these irritants have the potential to clog up your air conditioner and reduce its effectiveness.

    Because of this, you ought to use the services we offer to filter the air. We will assist you through the process of selecting the most appropriate filter for your HVAC system, allowing you to continue reaping the benefits of a functional air conditioner without the inconvenience of having to remember to replace the filters.

    What Is the Recommended Replacement Frequency for Your Air Filter?

    It is recommended that the air filtration systems in the homes of The Woodlands, Texas, homeowners replace them every six to eight months on average. However, the frequency you should replace your filter depends on several factors.

    The following are some reasons why you should change your filter more frequently:

    • Pets that constantly shed their fur and cause dander to build up in your filters
    • Homes are quite old and have ventilation systems that have seen better days.
    • Living in a location that is undergoing construction
    • Those people living in the house who smoke

    Consult with one of our highly trained technicians if you are unsure how frequently it is recommended that the air filter in your Texas home be replaced.

    How Can I Determine When It Is Time to Replace My Air Filtration System?

    The smell of Mold or Mustiness

    Mold can grow on your filters if they are clogged with debris and exposed to condensation at the same time. This is a very significant issue. In addition, because air must pass through the unit, the odor will be distributed throughout your home, which may also result in the spread of mold spores.

    Costs of Energy Have Gone Up

    Have you noticed a significant increase in the amount that your monthly utility bill costs? This may indicate that your home’s air filtration system needs to be serviced. In addition, as time passes, clogged filters will cause your system to operate less efficiently, increasing operational expenses. The simplest approach to avoiding increases in utility costs is to replace them regularly.

    The following are some reasons why you should change your filter more frequently:

    • Pets that constantly shed their fur and cause dander to build up in your filters
    • Homes are quite old and have ventilation systems that have seen better days.
    • Living in a location that is undergoing construction
    • Those people living in the house who smoke

    Consult with one of our highly trained technicians if you are unsure how frequently it is recommended that the air filter in your Texas home be replaced.

    Why It Is Not a Good Idea to Ignore Replacement

    Suppose you ignore your home’s air filtration system. In that case, you could risk your health and incur unnecessary repair costs. In addition, inhaling air that has not been filtered can worsen asthma symptoms, other respiratory syndromes, and allergic reactions.

    Suppose you don’t change your filter regularly. In that case, it can cause performance issues with your air conditioning system and lead to more frequent breakdowns that require repairs. In addition, if the system is overworked and not serviced regularly, it will need to be replaced sometime in the future.

    Your energy consumption may skyrocket and increase your monthly costs due to an overworked unit. Regularly maintaining your air conditioning system will allow it to operate more efficiently throughout the steamy summers in Texas.


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    UV Light Filters

    Suppose you want to take the air quality inside your home or business to the next level. In that case, it’s time to look beyond standard air filters and into more advanced technologies for air filtration. Large air filtration systems, as well as ultraviolet (UV) and electronic filters, are becoming increasingly popular among people who want the air in their homes or places of business to be as clean as possible.

    Ask the experts at Always Ready HVAC, and we will assist you in locating the most cutting-edge air filtration installation suitable for your home or business.



    Reasonably Priced

    With our tailored options, we can help you save money and spread the cost of your installation over a convenient payment period. Our team works closely with financial experts to accomplish both of these goals.



    We source all of our air filters from the most reputable manufacturers in the world, so you can rest assured that every single one of the systems we sell is eco- and ozone-friendly, cost-effective to run, and nearly noiseless in its operation.


    Free Quotes

    Our highly qualified technicians will come to your location to conduct a free audit to determine the requirements for your air filter system. There is no obligation to purchase anything at this point.


    One-Stop Shop

    Always Ready HVAC can service all of your Air Conditioning needs. Whether you are looking for a new unit, or simply need to get on a semi-annual maintenance schedule. Or, if you need a repair, we have everything you need to get squared away.

    Our Air Filtration Services

    Always Ready HVAC provides all of the air conditioning services you need. As you can see from our services listed below, there is nothing we cannot handle. We are the leader in Air Conditioning Services in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.


    Air Filter Types

    Because not all filters are constructed in the same way, selecting the appropriate filter for your needs is an important decision that we can help you determine.


    Air Filter Maintenance

    You should check the status of your filter once every month or whenever the seasons change. Change your regular air filters at least once every two months and no more than once every three months.


    Air Purifiers

    At Always Ready HVAC, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive selection of indoor air quality services designed to maintain the comfort of your home.



    If you’ve ever been to Texas during the warm summer months, you’re probably aware of how muggy it can get there. You do not want to come home to a hot and stuffy house, which is why dehumidifiers are such an important piece of equipment.

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    Air Filtration FAQ’s

    Find the Answers to Your HVAC-Related Questions Here

    An HVAC professional can answer any and all questions you may have regarding heating and cooling systems, as well as your overall level of comfort in the home.

    Always Ready HVAC at The Woodlands, Texas, technician can provide the answers you require. Call us whenever you need heating and cooling services in Texas!

    What capacity of filter do I require?

    In addition to the filter's height and length, the filter's thickness, also referred to as depth, is used to know the size of the filter. There are some standard dimensions, but the actual dimensions of the filter will be determined by the particulars of your HVAC system. Taking out the current filter from your HVAC system and measuring its dimensions on the filter's frame is the most accurate way to determine the size of the replacement filter you require. You can also consult the user manual that came with your HVAC system to determine the correct filter size.

    Standard HVAC systems will typically have filters with a thickness of 1 inch. In contrast, larger systems will typically have filters with a thickness of 5 inches. A height and length combination of 10 inches by 10 inches all the way up to 30 inches by 30 inches is possible for the overall size of the filter.

    Your HVAC system will benefit in more ways than one from installing a high-quality indoor air quality system. This will not only keep your family comfortable, but it will also keep them healthy. Not only can the long-term effects of high levels of pollutants be detrimental to family members who suffer from allergies or asthma, but they can also be detrimental to family members who are in perfect health.

    In addition, it can make people who are otherwise perfectly healthy feel sick even though they do not have the illness. Finally, it can also spread new diseases. Because of all these factors, installing a high-quality air filter as an upgrade to your air handler is highly recommended.

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