If you are getting a new HVAC system installed in your home or have respiratory issues, you may have heard about central air purification systems. You may not realize it, but most indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, so air purifiers may be worth the added expense for some people.
What are Air Purifiers?
Central air purification systems are installed in the ductwork of your HVAC system. They use a system of fans and filters to pull in the air from your house, clean it, and then circulate it back throughout the home. This process happens several times per hour to remove harmful particles and keep your family breathing healthy indoor air. Air purifiers can remove things like dust, mold, bacteria, viruses, and more.
Benefits of an Air Purifier
Many homes and businesses may benefit from central air purifiers, especially for those who suffer from allergies, have a smoker in the home, or run a business that uses volatile organic compounds. An air purifier may be right for you because they:
- Help combat seasonal allergies by trapping up to 99% of allergens in the air, including: pollen, dust and dust mites, and mold spores.
- Help keep your home clean by trapping dust particles before they settle
- Trap pet dander
- Help prevent the spread of sickness by trapping viruses and bacteria
- Neutralize smoke from homes and businesses with smokers or fireplaces
- Remove odors from the air
- Remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) from the air. VOC’s have a very low boiling point and will evaporate into the air at normal room temperature. Some volatile organic compounds can be dangerous, so they are heavily regulated. Examples of VOC’s and some of their sources include: formaldehyde (paints and adhesives), , chlorofluorocarbons (cleaning products), fossil fuels (gasoline and exhaust), acetone (paint), and benzene (plastics and resin). Businesses like salons, office buildings, auto body repair shops, and printers should pay close attention to their VOC production.
If you have problems with some of the above listed things and have not found adequate relief from other sources, an air purifying system as a part of your HVAC system may be the right choice for you. There are several different types of air purifying systems available that do different things, so it is important to get the right one for your needs with help from an HVAC specialist.
Meridian, Idaho HVAC Services
If you would like to speak to a specialist about air purification systems or any other HVAC-related issue, you can trust the professionals at Snowflake Air. We are your Treasure Valley HVAC experts and enjoy serving the great people of Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle and surrounding areas. Contact us today for your Meridian heating and cooling needs.