Adding an air purification system to your forced-air HVAC system can immediately make your home healthier. The U.S. EPA has found that the indoor air is among the most polluted air people encounter. In addition to dust and irritants, indoor air can also contain high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may cause short- and long-term health problems.
Although air purifiers differ somewhat in the indoor irritants they lower, on a general scale, they provide the following benefits:
- Fewer allergy symptoms. Air purifiers trap more small airborne particles than most air filters for HVAC systems. The media from which they’re made can arrest smaller particles like pollen, dust mite waste, pet dander and mold spores. Dust mite waste and pollen are two of the most common allergy triggers, so removing them from the air with a whole-house filtration system can help allergy sufferers breathe easier.
- Less frequent asthma attacks. For asthmatics, lowering the number of respiratory irritants in the air can reduce asthma attacks.
- Lower contagious disease transmission. An air purification system equipped with UV (ultraviolet) lights can reduce bacteria, virus and mold populations throughout your home.
- Reduced level of VOCs indoors. Some air cleaners can alter the chemical structure of VOCs, rendering them less harmful. VOCs can be released by cleaning products, air fresheners, new paint, flooring and furniture, along with some plastic products and cosmetics.
- A cleaner home. A lower dust load can help keep your home cleaner, while some air purifiers can neutralize odors, particularly those caused by mold. Although air cleaning devices can trap small tobacco smoke particles, smoke particles and odors are the most difficult to remove.
It’s a good idea to list all the health issues and allergy triggers your family members have before deciding on the best air purification system for your home. The pros at Overland Park Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you select the best system for your home to keep your air cleaner and healthier. We’ve been providing exceptional HVAC and IAQ services for greater Kansas City homeowners since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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