Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s here where a wide variety of indoor allergens and irritants can easily trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory issues. Dust, mold, secondhand smoke, dust mites and lingering vapors from cleaning chemicals can easily impact your Clearwater home’s indoor air quality. Whole-house air purifiers can help.
Portable vs Whole-Huse Humidifiers
The average portable air purifier works on a room-to-room basis, but only a whole-house air purifier delivers effective air purification throughout the entire home. Whole-house air purifiers help improve your home’s overall indoor air quality by eliminating many of the airborne pollutants lingering in your home’s HVAC system, ductwork and elsewhere. Most systems are professionally installed within the HVAC ductwork ahead of the heating and cooling components or within the main air duct before the blower fan.
Whole-House Humidifier Features
If you’re thinking about buying a whole-house air purifier, there are a few pointers to keep in mind:
- Many whole-house air purifiers are equipped with washable filters for easier use and cleanup. Others give their filter or the surrounding system an electrostatic charge to capture passing airborne particles.
- Some systems utilize advanced HEPA filtration technology to provide the most effective air purification possible. HEPA filters excel by capturing minute airborne particles that often float through ordinary filters.
- Most whole-house air purifiers feature five-year warranties, while systems like the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier offer a 10-year parts limited warranty.
- Some systems make use of ozone, high levels of which could easily pose a risk to your health if used frequently.
- The cost of buying and installing a whole-house air purifier depends on the type of system and its complexity. Single-filter systems will be less expensive to install than those that use multiple filters or alternative filtration methods.
Interested in whole-house air purifiers? Get in touch with a HVAC contractor in Clearwater and surrounding areas by contacting Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., Inc. today.