Have you ever wondered how you can breathe easier at home? The good news is, there is a way, with one simple installation.
These days, many homeowners are wondering how they can be healthier in their homes—in fact “indoor air quality” has become a bit of a buzzword. We want you to understand what your options are so that you can breathe easier.
One type of indoor air quality system to consider is the installation of a whole-house air purifier. Do keep in mind, an air purifier won’t guarantee that you’ll completely eliminate potentially harmful particles like bacteria, germs, and viruses. But it will certainly help mitigate the risks. Read on to learn more!
No, Your HVAC Filter Isn’t Enough
Many homeowners out there still think that the air filter that came with their AC system or heating system is enough to protect indoor air quality. But while these air filters don’t hurt indoor air quality, and they do capture dust, dirt, and other debris from the air, the filter is actually there to protect the HVAC system itself from those particles.
What we mean, is that the HVAC air filter isn’t there for your indoor air quality and has a very minimal impact on it, especially if you’re looking to prevent germ and virus transmission.
Whole-House Air Purifiers Are Unique
When you hear the term air purifier, you might envision a little robot-type appliance that sits on top of a dresser, or maybe even sits on the floor. These are portable air purifiers that are effective for addressing the air quality in a single room or a very small studio or one-bedroom apartment. However, a portable system won’t give you the comprehensive results that a whole-house system will.
You should consider the installation of a whole house electronic air purifier and/or a whole house UV air purifier (a.k.a. UV germicidal lights). Electronic air purifiers draw in dust, dirt, and viral particles from the air, while UV air purifiers are installed directly into the air ducts where they kill the source of viruses and bacteria before they even have the chance to enter your indoor air.
Whole-House Air Purifiers are Very Cost-Efficient
As we mentioned above, portable air purifiers are typically only effective for one room or a very small space. So, what happens if you have a 4-bedroom home? You’ll need a portable system for each bedroom, your kitchen, and your living room—if you want to rid your whole home of contaminants.
You don’t need to worry about all this with a whole-house system though. A whole-house air purifier uniformly addresses the entire home (hence the name) and therefore is a cost-efficient option against multiple portable systems.
Whole-House Air Purifiers are Convenient
As we mentioned, a whole-house air purifier can be installed directly into the HVAC system. This means it takes up no unnecessary space in the home as multiple portable systems would. You also don’t have to worry about the noise associated with multiple portable system around your home.