When considering air quality, your mind probably goes to what’s in the air outside, like mold or pollen. But what many homeowners don’t realize is that the air indoors can be much more concerning. In fact, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the air quality outside.
This is especially detrimental if you have household occupants who suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other type of respiratory condition. So what can you do about it?
One big step you can take toward improving your indoor air quality is having a whole-home air purifier installed. Read on to learn more!
Signs You Could Use a Whole-House Air Purifier
There’s no denying that any homeowner would like to breathe the healthiest air possible. If you notice and of these signs, then this may not be your reality:
- There’s excessive condensation on your windows or walls.
- You’ve discovered mold growth inside your home.
- The air in your home smells bad or is stuffy.
- Allergy and asthma symptoms are exacerbated.
- You or your loved ones get sick frequently.
Of course, the best way to determine if you need a whole-house air purifier, or any type of indoor air quality product for that matter, is by contacting the pros. Will it really benefit you that much, though?
Whole-House vs. Portable Systems
One of the biggest arguments homeowners often have is that they should just be able to get a portable air purifier or two and call it a day. While portable systems do have some impact on a home’s indoor air, for the best results you really should go with a whole-house system such as an electronic air purifier, a UV (ultraviolet) germicidal light setup, or even a combination of the two. Whole house systems are:
Small, portable air purifiers can manage a room or two at a time. But why would you want to invest in multiple units? This is costly, for one, and takes up a lot of space. With a whole-home air purifier, you don’t have to maintain several units–instead, you need only to worry about one, which is installed conveniently right into your HVAC system.
Whole-house air purifiers, as we just mentioned, can be integrated straight into your HVAC system and/or it’s air ducts. This means you don’t have to worry about space being taken up by smaller units, nor do you have to worry about the noise associated with them.
Lastly, you’ll have uniform indoor air quality throughout your home 24/7. While an air purifier cannot mitigate serious mold infestations or 100% guarantee there will be no virus transmission, you’re a lot more likely to get good results from a whole-house system than a portable one.
Integrating a whole-house air purifier into your home keeps not only your indoor air clean, but also the inside of your HVAC system. And a cleaner HVAC system makes for a more efficient one, too!