Did you know that the air inside your home can be of lower quality than the air outside? At least, this is true if you don’t have the right indoor air quality products and services in place. This is especially true if you have a home built in the last few decades, since modern homes are built very “tight” to allow for no conditioned air to escape or heated air to enter.
This is great news for your cooling and heating efficiency, and will help ensure your energy bills will stay low. But this isn’t great news if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Since no air can get out, this also means that contaminants like pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out either. Even the healthiest member of your family can be affected by poor indoor air quality. So what’s the solution? Read on!
No, The HVAC Air Filter Is Not the Answer
Homeowners often assume they’re in good shape with their indoor air quality because their HVAC system has an air filter. But the thing is, that’s not what this air filter is there for. The air filter that comes standard with your heating and cooling systems is there to protect the actual HVAC system from debris and contaminants that can get inside it.
This filter is located at the HVAC intake, so any contaminants that are already in the home get sucked toward the air conditioning with the hot air from your home—but the contaminants don’t actually go anywhere. So, while an HVAC air filter doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it doesn’t really help that much, either.
Whole-House Air Purification Is the Answer
When you think about an air purifier or an air filtration system, you may think about a small tabletop unit that you can buy at a hardware store or drugstore. These units certainly aren’t a bad idea for a single room, but you won’t get any significant results from them. Where you’ll really see a change is with a professionally installed whole-house air purifier or air filtration system.
Small, portable air purifiers or air filtration systems can handle a room or two, but this would mean that you’d have to purchase multiple units in order to filter out the air in your whole home.
In addition, you won’t have to worry about replacing the filters in and maintaining several portable air purifiers or air cleaners. Instead, you only have one system, which is integrated directly into your HVAC system that can be accessed and maintained by our professionals.
Whole-house air filtration systems and air purifiers can typically be integrated straight into your ductwork or into the HVAC system itself, as we mentioned above. This means you’ll never need to worry about wasting space with portable units, nor do you have to deal with the noise associated with portable systems.
Plus, you’ll have uniform air quality in your home, 24/7.