It’s always good to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh air. But let’s be honest, most of us spend a majority of our time inside. And when allergy season hits, you want to spend as little time out in the pollen as possible.
Unfortunately, the air indoors typically isn’t much better for you either—what with dust, dander and pet fur that circulates endlessly inside your home. Then add mold or mildew without proper circulation and you’ve got an air quality problem that can seriously impact your lungs.
Central air purifiers offer a practical and affordable HVAC solution to cleaning up the air in your home.
Here are three reasons why:
#1. Removes pollutants from your home
Most whole-home purification systems can remove up to 95% of particles from the air, down to the size of 0.3 microns (one micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter). Over 90% of bioaerosols, which include bacteria and chemicals found in the air that are produced by decomposing organic matter, can also be filtered out of the air you breathe in your home with a central air purifier.
Filtering out particles and bioaerosols has a number of health benefits, including helping people with severe allergies breathe easier in their home—which also help protect them from colds and flu—and reducing mold/mildew growth. In fact, these kinds of systems are what hospitals use for inpatient care and general surgery.
#2. Whole home filtration made easy
Standard portable air purifiers will also remove harmful contaminants from the air, but the advantage of having a central air purifier is that it effectively removes air pollutants not just from one room—but your entire home. What’s more, you get to control when and how the purifier is activated based on certain conditions (i.e. allergy season, pet shedding, spring cleaning, etc.)— all with the touch of a button.
#3. Silent and out-of-the-way purification
Central air purifiers are installed as part of the home’s heating and cooling system, which means it is kept away from the living areas. Therefore, you won’t have to deal with putting ugly, noisy machines in the corner of every room. With a whole-home air purification system, you will experience all the benefits of efficient, silent, and state-of-the-art air filtration, without taking up any floor or wall space.
(Click here for an example of a whole house, central air humidifier)
Of course, while a central air purifier will remove outdoor particles, allergens and gases, it cannot remove the dust that gathers in the air ducts since it is already past where the air purification process takes place. That is why it’s also important to get your ducts cleaned regularly. Air ducts that are well-maintained keeps your air filter working at its peak performance and leads to better indoor air quality overall.
We invite you to talk to a metro-Houston HVAC specialist at Richmond’s Air today about the cost of installing a central air purifier in your home, cleaning your air ducts or other AC services. Give us a call and start breathing easier today!
Richmond’s Air is now offering the iWave-R Air Purifier system for FREE with any new air conditioning system installation—or $950 to integrate into previously installed residential units.