Many homeowners today are concerned about indoor air quality — and with good reason. As homes become more energy efficient, they are also becoming more airtight, which means that the contaminants that enter the home tend to stay in the home. For allergy sufferers or those with respiratory issues, the negative health consequences of failing to remove dust, pollen, mold and household chemical residues are potentially severe.
Air-purification systems offer a safe, effective way to eliminate many of the most common airborne contaminants found within a home. By using a series of filters, these systems are able to capture airborne particles that can irritate breathing passages or cause lingering household odors. While some are designed to function as stand-alone units, others can be installed as a part of the home’s overall heating and cooling system.
Air-purification systems come with a variety of options and are offered at many different price points. Regardless of your budget, make sure the one you select includes the following features:
- Mechanical filtration: Ionized air purifiers add a charge to particles in the air, making them stick to household surfaces, but not eliminating them. Make sure your air purifier uses a layered high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtering system to trap particles and prevent them from recirculating.
- High-quality filter: It’s the smallest airborne particles that can impact your health the most. Only purchase an air-purification system that features ultra-fine particle filtration.
- Odor elimination: Air purifiers can only effectively eliminate household odors if they are designed to filter gases and chemicals from the air. Avoid purchasing a model that lacks this feature.
- Long-term efficiency: Look for a model designed for continual use. Not only will it be more energy efficient, but it will be designed to maintain its capacity to effectively filter air particles over the long haul.
Air-purification systems can make a difference in the health and safety of your loved ones, but choosing the right one can sometimes be overwhelming. Let the air quality experts at Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical help you find the model that fits your home and family’s needs. Contact us today.