Many people have serious problems with asthma and allergies, especially during the fall. If this has been an issue in your Missouri or Kansas home, you should consider investing in an air purification system. An efficiently operating air-purification system will remove dust, mold, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants in your air – and do a lot better job of it than your regular furnace filter. Seeing as these are all pollutants that can exacerbate or trigger allergies and respiratory ailments, it certainly can’t hurt to have an air purifier in your home.
You can choose from two main kinds of air purifiers – room air purifiers and whole-house air purifiers.
Room air purifiers
As the name suggests, these are meant to clean the air in enclosed areas. Because of this, they operate quickly, cleaning the air in a room multiple times within an hour.
Whole-house air purifiers
If you have a whole-house problem with dirty air, then obviously a whole-house air purifier will provide a better solution than using one or more portable units, plus it will do its work relatively silently.
- There are several types of whole house air purifiers that work simply by placing a filter into your HVAC system’s main air duct. When the fan turns on, the air will blow through the filter. This means that the air is purified before it’s heated or cooled (similar to how regular furnace or A/C filters work).
- Another type of whole-house air purifier works in a similar way. However, the air is either heated or cooled before it runs through a set of filters.
If you want higher quality air to breathe throughout your home, consider investing in a whole-house air purifier. Room air purifiers work fine, but only clean the air in one room or area. For more information about air purifiers and indoor air quality, please contact us at Overland Park Heating & Cooling, Inc. We have been providing expert service to the greater Kansas City area since 1983.
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