We’ve talked before about The Benefits of Using an Air Purifier. Today, we’re going to be going into more detail about whole-home air purification. Why is it important? How is it different from a standard wall plug-in unit? Is it the right choice for your home?
Why is Air Purification Important?
Since the air inside our home is much less circulated than the outdoor air, it can also be much more polluted. According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to FIVE TIMES as polluted as the outdoor air. Airborne irritants like allergens, bacteria, and even mold can thrive indoors. An air purifier can help reduce the amount of these irritants. It can also help circulate the air in your home. There are several different types of air purifiers on the market today, and each of them has its own set of pros and cons.
What is an Air Purifier?
When you think of an air purifier, you probably picture a small unit that plugs directly into your wall. These purifiers are usually High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters, or a similar particulate filter. They’re effective at trapping particles such as mold, dust, or pollen. For this reason, they’re a popular choice for allergy sufferers! Other popular air purifier types include UV germicidal light technology, negative-ion technology, or ozone technology. In most cases, an air purifier will only use one of these kinds of technology, meaning that they’re effective against only one or two types of irritants. Some units may use a media or HEPA filter in combination with another method to provide better air purification.
What is a Whole-Home Air Purifier?
A whole-home purifier is mounted into existing HVAC systems and targets air quality problems at the source. They combine multiple forms of air purification technology to ensure the best air quality possible. These whole-home filters are highly effective at eliminating “sick-building syndrome” caused by poor air quality stemming from allergens, mold, or pollutants. By combining advanced purification technologies with the convenience of an HVAC system, a whole-home system is both effective and easy to use.
Unlike a wall plugin unit, a whole home purifier works whenever your HVAC system is running —no more forgetting to plug your purifier in or moving it from room to room as needed!
When Should You Use an Air Purifier?
Air purifiers are commonly used during the peak allergy seasons, Spring and Fall. However, they can be effective all year long!
- Does your home get too dry or too humid in the summer heat? An air purifier can battle dust and dander during the dry summer months, and in combination with a dehumidifier, can help battle mildew in the humid summer.
- Do you keep your windows shut tight during the winter? If so, an air purifier can help circulate and reduce that sense of stuffiness that comes with stale uncirculated air.
- Do you deal with chronic allergies? Using a purifier year-round can help battle allergies and allergy symptoms. They can even help reduce the symptoms of asthma in those with sensitivities to dust and dander!
Is a Whole-Home Air Purifier Right for You?
The best way to discover the right kind of purifier for your home is to consult with professionals. A knowledgeable and skilled HVAC technician can evaluate your systems. Then, they can provide you with recommendations on different systems that will fit your needs. This is especially important if you have someone in your household who has allergies or other environmental sensitivities. Some purifiers may not tackle particular allergens like pollen or pet dander, so you want to make sure that you’re getting the right system for your needs.
Texas Ace offers whole-home air purification. Read more about the services we offer!
Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to improve the air quality in your Dallas/Fort Worth home, give Texas Ace Heating & Air a call or contact us online! Our skilled technicians can consult with you to determine what your needs are, and then help you find the perfect system for you and your family.
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