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How an Air Purifier Helps Your Home


When you hear the phrase “air quality,” you may likely think about the quality of the air outside, like mold or pollen levels. What many homeowners don’t realize, however, is that their indoor air quality can actually be worse than that outdoors–and considering that these days we’re spending a lot more time in our homes, on average, it means homeowners and their households are at higher risk of seeing the ill effects of poor indoor air quality.

Fortunately, there are solutions to this. There are a number of products and services on the market today that can significantly help improve indoor air quality. One of these products is a whole-house air purifier–a system designed to draw particles out of the air so you can breathe a little easier.

Read on to learn more!

“Do I Need an Air Purifier?”

This is a reasonable question! There are some signs you should watch for that indicate you probably do need an air purifier, and/or some other type of indoor air quality system:

  • Excessive dust in the air and building up on surfaces
  • Dusty vents (You may also need duct cleaning)
  • Stuffy or smelly air
  • Allergy or asthma symptoms
  • Visible mildew growth
  • Excessive moisture and condensation around windows

The best way to find out for sure if an air purifier is what you need, and what other indoor air quality solutions may supplement this is to give our team a call! In the meantime, read on to learn what the benefits of a whole-home air purifier are.

Whole-House Air Purifiers are Cost-Efficient

Sure, you can get a smaller air purifier or two. But portable air purifiers are really only designed for a small space. In fact, just one probably couldn’t sufficiently purify a typical studio apartment (one portable system can handle less than 400 square feet).

So this means that to get comprehensive air purification in your home, you’d need to buy multiple units, which means maintaining multiple units, which can get pretty costly.

Whole-House Air Purifiers are Convenient

Whole-house air purifiers can be integrated right into HVAC systems and their ductwork. This means you don’t have to take up any space you don’t really have with small portable units, nor do you have to deal with the noise associated with them.

A whole-house air purifier can’t mitigate serious moisture problems in your home, but combined with a dehumidifier, it can help prevent the problem to begin with.

Whole-House Air Purifiers Can Help Improve HVAC Performance

The cleaner your air conditioner or heating system is, the better it can operate, and the longer it will last. Integrating a whole-house air purifier into your HVAC systems will help keep their coils clean and enable your system to run more efficiently.

Of course, annual HVAC maintenance is still important to allow our technicians to thoroughly inspect how everything is performing, but an air purifier is a great step in HVAC care.

Plus, when there are less dust and other particles in the air, your HVAC filters won’t get clogged as quickly, helping with airflow.

For professional indoor air quality solutions, contact Greenleaf Heating & Cooling today.

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