In an age where everyone is more conscious of what they put in their bodies, it’s not surprising if your attention has turned to the air you breathe — outside and in your home. With houses becoming more insulated, the air inside can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Home air purifying systems are now as essential as heating and plumbing as people strive for a cleaner air environment for their family. If you’re considering installing one in your home, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you decide whether to make the leap.
Home Air Purifying Systems FAQ
What do home air purifying systems do?
Home air purifiers are designed to eliminate impurities such as unpleasant odors, pet dander and fur, dust, and smoke. Air purifiers differ in the degree of filtration they deliver; do your research or speak to a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist to ensure you choose a purifying system that fulfills your specific needs.
How do home air purifying systems work?
Air purifiers are made up of a filter — sometimes more than one — and a fan. The fan sucks in the air and passes it through the filters, capturing pollutants and impurities, before releasing the cleaned air back into your living environment. This process is repeated several times an hour, keeping the house free from harmful particles.
Can home air purifying systems reduce allergens?
Air purifiers trap airborne allergens during the purifying process, including pet dander, pet fur, seasonal allergens, and airborne bacteria. If you have severe allergies, reach out to a heating and cooling specialist; they can install a whole-house filtration system appropriate to the severity of your symptoms.
What type of maintenance do home air purifying systems need?
To ensure your air purifying system works effectively and efficiently, regularly replace the filters. The frequency of this task depends on the type of filter you’re using and the reason you’re using the purifier in the first place. For example, a thin filter will need replacing more often than a thicker one, and smoke will saturate a filter quicker than other impurities.
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