In almost all cases, a home will benefit from the installation of an air purifier. This is because the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the air outdoors.
Many homeowners these days are hyper-focused on how to stay healthy inside their homes, and for good reason. Indoor air quality has practically become a buzzword recently, but it’s one of those things you should absolutely care about. Our goal is to help you understand what exactly it is that a whole-house air purifier does and why it’s so important.
Do keep in mind, that there is no indoor air quality products that can 100% guarantee no virus transmission will occur in your home, but professionally installed and serviced air purifiers can absolutely help mitigate the risk.
“Isn’t My HVAC Air Filter Enough?”
Well, no. There’s a stilly fairly common misconception that the HVAC air filter is in place to protect a home’s indoor air quality. But, the air filters that come with your heating and cooling systems are actually in place to protect the systems themselves!
They certainly don’t hurt indoor air quality, since they do draw in dirt, dust, and debris. But that’s because they’re at the intake register of your air conditioner, where the system draws in warm air. The debris that gets pulled in is simply a byproduct of this process.
What we’re saying is that the HVAC air filter is important to your HVAC system and your comfort, but it’s not doing as much as you probably think it is, and this is why a whole-house air purifier is necessary.
What’s Unique About an Air Purifier
When you learn the term “air purifier,” there’s a chance that you envision a little robot-type system that sits atop some furniture in your room. This is a portable air purifier, and it’s a great option for homeowners who want to clean up the air quality in a single room, or in a very small studio apartment.
This type of air purifier, however, won’t give your home any significant results if it has multiple rooms or multiple stories.
Instead, you’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-home electronic or UV air purifier, each of which has their own benefits. The electronic air purifier draws dirt, dust, and other contaminants into the system itself. A UV air purifier is installed directly into your ductwork, and it helps eliminate potentially harmful microorganisms like bacteria, mold, or mildew.
Cost-Efficient and Convenient
Whole-house air purifiers are not only cost-efficient, but they’re very convenient, too. While portable air purifiers are great for one room, this doesn’t work all that well if you have a 4-bedroom home. Sure, you can purchase multiple portable systems, but then you’re cluttering up your space with a bunch of systems, not to mention noise.
Whole-house systems are conveniently installed right into your ductwork, make minimal noise, and are much more cost-efficient than purchasing multiple portable systems.