3 Benefits of Installing an Air Purification System in Your Home
Why Your Home Needs an Air Purification System
Your home’s air is filled with particles. There is carbon dust from the vehicle with the faulty brakes that drove by earlier. Tobacco smoke may waft inside from the neighbor who is smoking on his patio. Hair spray, mold spores, dust mites, pollen, and pet dander round out what you are breathing in each day. With an air purification system, you could get many of these pollutants under control.
Top Three Benefits to Installing This Type of System
- Eliminate the need for odor treatments. Many of the air fresheners you use release their own particulate matter into the air. Some do little more than cover up a smell. When the air in your house runs through a purification system, you eliminate many of the odor-causing particles. Therefore, you might not need these products any longer.
- Minimize indoor allergy symptoms. Allergy season is tough to weather when you are outside. It is worse when it continues inside the home. However, good-quality systems filter out pollens and other allergens that typically result in the telltale symptoms of sneezing, tearing up, and congestion.
- Reduce dust. Dust accumulation on furniture happens no matter what you do. However, you can cut down on the amount of it that settles on your shelves. When the air purifier traps contaminants, there are fewer particles that end up on your furniture.
Select the Right Filter for Your Needs
Know what types of particles you breathe in. It directly affects the kind of purification system you need. Because air filters follow the grading of the MERV scale, you can find out what they sift out and what they let through. There is little use to installing a system with a low number because it is cheap when you have tobacco smoke in your home. Become an informed consumer by having HealthyAir USA experts conduct an indoor air survey first.
Understand the System Limitations
As is the case with most air filtration equipment, purifiers are not perfect. They do not eliminate all particles in the air. Similarly, the filters only capture the particulate matter. They do not dispose of it. (Some come with UV lamps to neutralize certain particles.) Therefore, you need to clean or replace the filters according to manufacturer recommendations. If you do not do so, the air purification capabilities reduce.
Also, you need to understand that the filters do not remove mold or mites from the home. If you have a mold problem, it persists. The screen will remove spores from the air you breathe, but it will not prevent the spread of mold at the problem site. Therefore, it is essential that you take care of these problem areas as you become aware of them.
Which is the Right Air Purification System for You?
There are different products on the market. Several whole-house filters work with your HVAC system. Others are separate units. Schedule a consultation appointment with a HealthyAir USA specialist to learn about your options and determine the right unit for your home. Contact us today.