Were you aware that the air within your household can be lower quality than the air outdoors? At least, this is the case if your home isn’t equipped with the right indoor air quality systems and services. It’s even more likely that your air quality is bad if you have a modern home–one built in the last couple of decades or so. The reason being homes today are built very “tightly” to prevent conditioned air from escaping.
This is good news for your HVAC efficiency since there won’t be any heating or cooling loss. Unfortunately, this traps contaminants inside. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, or if anyone in your home does, this definitely isn’t great news. Things like pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out of your home, and this is what contributes to the poor air quality. So, what can you do about it?
Your HVAC Air Filter Is Not Enough
Homeowners too often believe a certain misconception about their HVAC air filter–that is in place to protect a home’s indoor air quality. Unfortunately, this isn’t its purpose. It is actually in place to protect the HVAC system itself from debris. So, it’s not that the air filter isn’t important, but it’s not going to do much for your air quality.
This air filter is located at the HVAC intake, and it does draw some contaminants in, just not all. You need something that will truly help your indoor air quality.
The Answer: Whole-House Air Purification
When you envision an air purification system or an air filtration system, you probably think about a small tabletop unit that you can get at a hardware store or even a drugstore.
These units aren’t a bad idea! That is, if you only want to clean the air in one small room of your home. If you want to see significant results, then you’ll need a professionally installed whole-house air purifier or air filtration system. Why?
They Are Cost-Effective
Portable air purifiers or air filtration systems are great for handling the air quality needs of a room or two, but this would mean that you’d have to buy multiple units to filter out the air in your entire home.
Additionally, there’s no need to worry about replacing multiple filters in and maintaining a handful of portable air purifiers and air cleaners. Rather, you only have one system, and it is integrated directly into your HVAC system that can be accessed by our professionals, and properly maintained.
They Are Convenient
Whole-house air purifiers and air filtration systems can usually be integrated straight into the ductwork, as we mentioned above, or directly into the HVAC system itself, operating through your ductwork. This means you won’t have to waste space nor do you have to deal with the noise associated with multiple systems around your home.