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Purchase Guide Part 2: Air Purifiers

After you invest in duct cleaning services, it’s a great idea to invest in an air purifier. This is the best way to improve your indoor air quality and keep your family healthy. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of air purifiers, as well as the different types of air purifiers that we install. 

Then, when you’re ready to invest in better indoor air quality in Hillsboro, Ohio, You can give our team a call. We can schedule an in-home assessment to talk about your indoor air, quality expectations and how an air purifier would fit into your existing HVAC system.

Air Purifier Benefits

A whole house air purifier gets installed inside of your HVAC system. It usually goes near the beginning of your ductwork where air first enters. The goal is that all air has to pass by before entering your home. It can usually take a full day of operation for all of the airflow in your home to pass through the air purifier. 

At that point, more than 99% of harmful particles in the air have been eliminated. Your air purifier will continue eliminating particles as the air recirculates. After all, every time you come back home you bring some germs and pollution with you. Whole house air purifiers are strong enough to eliminate even the most microscopic particles like bacteria, bad odors, viruses, and allergens.

Plus, air purifiers use very little energy so you don’t have to worry about any additional cost after installation. In fact, with fewer particles floating through your air, your air conditioner can actually work more efficiently. Even though you cannot see these microscopic particles, they can still have a major impact on how your HVAC system operates. You may actually notice a small reduction in how much your energy bill is each month.

Filter Purifier

An air purifier that has a filter is usually a HEPA-grade filter. These filters are much stronger than the standard air filter that you would place in your air conditioner. You may be wondering why you can’t just invest in a stronger air filter for your AC instead. But your air conditioner is not designed to pull that much airflow in through such a strong filter. 

A HEPA filter in your air conditioner would actually block airflow and cause problems. But a whole house air purifier is specially designed to complement your existing air conditioner. Harmful particles get trapped in the air purifier filter so that they don’t continue to pass through to the air in your home.

UV Purifier

A UV air purifier works slightly differently. Instead of filtering out harmful particles, the UV rays neutralize particles so that they are no longer bad for your health. Just like any other whole house air purifier, a UV light gets installed inside of your HVAC system where all air has to pass by. 

Choosing between an air purifier with a filter and an air purifier with a UV light is about your preference. Keep in mind that the UV light on an air purifier does not pose any health risks to your family. The light is out of sight inside of your HVAC system and the rays will never reach your home and family.

Maintenance Expectations

You may be wondering what you have to do to maintain an air purifier after making the investment. The good news is, whole house air purifiers only require maintenance once per year. When you schedule your regular air conditioner maintenance, our team will check your air purifier to change out the filter or UV light. Aside from replacing the UV light or filter once per year, there are no other maintenance expectations. 

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