Do I Need a Whole-House Air Purifier?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t something the average person gives a lot of thought to, but it’s worth considering if you want your home’s air to be as healthy and clean as possible. Many people who want to improve indoor air quality purchase portable units that can purify the air around them. But did you know that you can actually protect your entire home at the source using something called a whole-home air purifier?
These units attach to your existing HVAC’s ductwork system near the furnace or air handler. Some units feature high-grade media filters, while the best units use photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) to destroy odors, viruses and chemical vapors. Here are a few reasons you may need a whole-house air purifier:
Reduces Dust, Dirt, and Dander Indoors
Does it seem like no matter how often you vacuum, sweep, or scrub, you’re always dealing with dust and debris? The residue on your carpet or furniture could be coming from an unexpected source: your air ducts. That’s right — the dust is coming from inside the house! If there’s a lot of dust and dander inside your ductwork (which is especially likely if you haven’t scheduled routine maintenance for your HVAC system in a year or more), it ends up cycling through your home again and again. A whole-house air purification system filters these particles out of your ventilation system, replacing the dingy air with fresh air.
Helps Minimize Allergic Reactions
Airborne irritants are a very real problem for millions of Americans with allergies. Even mild allergic reactions to common irritants (such as pet dander or dust mites) can lead to itchy eyes, stuffy noses, and breathing problems. As your home is heated or cooled by your furnace, heat pump, or AC system, these particles emerge from your vents to wreak havoc. By using an air purification system, you can stop them in their tracks. Think of your whole-house purification system as an “air cleaner,” removing many of these allergens from the air you and your family breathe.
Cuts Down on Airborne Diseases
Cleaner room air benefits your family’s health in another way: it reduces the spread of disease. State-of-the-art carbon filters, UV lights, and other awesome features present in modern whole-house air purifiers help kill bacteria, viruses, and germs that are spread through the air. While having a purifier in your home doesn’t mean no one will ever get sick, you may very well notice that you and your family don’t get sick nearly as often!
Especially when you have kids, pets, or both, sometimes places in your house end up smelling, well, funky. In places like teens’ bedrooms, these smells can get out of control. Without good airflow throughout the home, the funk lingers longer than you might like — or doesn’t ever seem to go away. A whole-house purifier cleans air as it operates, chasing away that gross smell before you even figure out what it is!
Remember how we mentioned yearly HVAC maintenance was important? Another reason to routinely schedule AC and furnace filter changes is that sometimes, weird odors can come from your units themselves. If something smells and you can’t find the source, have professionals install replacement filters in your units before you spend all that time checking every crevice and corner for mold and mildew.
Contact Us for Whole-House Air Purifier Installation in Philadelphia
If you’re interested in a whole-house air purification system, you’re in good company. We are one of the leading HVAC companies in Bucks County, PA, and have installed thousands of these units for happy homeowners!
We’re here for more than just IAQ improvement. We provide both routine and emergency HVAC services around the clock, so feel free to contact our team anytime — or just give us a call when you’re ready to breathe easier!
I’ve been dealing with WF Smith for many years and have found them to be consistently reliable, professional, responsive and courteous. I recommend them without hesitation. I have recently replaced my builders’ grade HVAC (not initially installed by WF Smith) with Lennox products and, though the Lennox products are new on this house, I had Lennox products on my last home in Long Valley, NJ which I had built and was very pleased with their performance there. So, I have every expectation that I will be able to rely upon the product’s performance and manufacturer’s warranties, as well as upon the workmanship that characterizes the installation.