Were you aware that without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, the air within your home can actually be more polluted than that outdoors? Fortunately, you have The Maynard Man on your side to help you remedy this.
The thing is, modern homes have been built very “tightly.” This is to disallow air from escaping out of the home, or entering the home from outside, through drafts and cracks. This is great news for HVAC efficiency, but not so much when it comes to indoor air quality.
If you are an allergy or asthma sufferer, you can find yourself faced with contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen, and even pet dander—with no way of effectively filtering them out.
“But, My HVAC Air Filter Helps, Right?”
Not quite! Actually, the purpose of the air filter in your HVAC system is to protect the actual system from that debris we mentioned above—dust and dirt, as well as other pollutants. These particles can get sucked inside the system and have a negative impact on AC efficiency and functionality.
An HVAC air filter certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality. It does remove some particles from your indoor air by drawing them out. But for a truly comprehensive approach to improving your indoor air quality, you’ll want much more than this standard air filter. In fact, you’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house air purifier.
The Power of Whole-House Air Purification
When you think of an air purifier, you may envision small, portable room units that you can purchase from the hardware store. These certainly aren’t a “bad” idea—particularly if you have a smaller home with only one bedroom. However, you won’t get significant results from a small, portable system.
For the best results, you’ll want a whole-house purifier, whether it’s an electronic air cleaner or even a UV air purifier.
The Benefits of Whole-Home Air Purifiers
Whole-home systems are cost-efficient, for starters. The smaller, portable systems we mentioned above aren’t enough to tackle your whole home if it’s any bigger than a one-bedroom dwelling. You’d have to have multiple systems all throughout your home to see considerable results.
Additionally, when you’re using multiple portable systems instead of one whole-house system, you’ll need to replace the filters in them on a regular basis and worry about maintaining several portable units.
Whole-home systems are also convenient. A whole-home air purifier can be installed directly into your HVAC system, in its ductwork. This means you don’t need to worry about any space being taken up in your house, and it’s up and out of the way. It’s also easily accessible for our team, so that when we perform HVAC maintenance we can make sure it’s in great shape.
With a whole-home air purifier, you can count on uniform air quality throughout your living space 24/7.