Indoor air quality is about more than just the temperature of your living space. Temperature is important, but to breathe better air in your home, you may need air filtration and air purification services.
Homeowners often believe that the air filter within their HVAC system is enough to reduce pollutants and allergens. This air filter is in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself. You will need to change it every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and level of contaminants in your home. For comprehensive indoor air quality improvement, we encourage you to consider the professional installation of an air filtration system or air purifier.
Who Benefits from Air Filtration and Purification?
Any home can benefit from an air filtration system or an air purifier. The homes that benefit the most are those with household members who suffer from asthma, allergies, or weak immune systems. Air filtration systems and air purifiers remove the contaminants triggering these problems. This includes chemical pollutants, dust, pollen, and other debris.
Sometimes, a home will need a bit more than just an air filtration system can provide, which is where air purifiers come in. These take a more active role in eliminating pollutants from the indoor air than a basic filtration system might.
Different Types of Air Purifiers
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to improving indoor air quality. Even with air purifiers, there are different types to consider.
For instance, an electrostatic precipitator gives microscopic particles and pollutants an electrical charge, which traps them on an oppositely charged plate. The homeowner can remove this plate to clean it off, putting it back afterward to keep the air purifier operating properly.
A UV (ultraviolet) air purifier rids your home of biological microorganisms such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. All of which can cause serious health issues. UV lights destroy these types of pollutants and make them incapable of reproducing.
This eliminates the risk of further problems. The UV air purifier is harmless to people and pets, but is devastating to biological pollutants like mold and mildew that can lurk in your air ducts.
Your Indoor Air Quality Options
Air filtration and purification is part of a larger, comprehensive indoor air quality approach. Our products and services help homeowners breathe easier all year-round. In addition to air filtration and purification, we provide solutions such as air duct testing, cleaning, and sealing. We also offer humidifier and dehumidifier services as well as heat & energy recovery ventilator services.