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What are Whole-Home Air Purifiers and How Do They Work?

If you are a homeowner and have been considering investing in air cleaners, you may wonder whether a portable cleaner that handles one room or a whole-home system is the right choice for you. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that whole-home air purifiers can filter pollutants out of the air and boost indoor air quality. How do these HVAC upgrades work? Read on to find out.

Filtering Pollutants

Pollutants and allergens can make their way into your heating and cooling system when you do not use an air cleaner. When these pollutants are not removed from the system, they end up being circulated into the air that your family breathes. Debris in the air can lead to allergic reactions and cause symptoms such as congestion and coughs. Poor air quality in your home can even trigger asthma attacks.

All whole-home air purifiers use filtration to clean the air, but there are different types of filters. Some systems use a heavy-duty type of traditional air filter that is better able to trap tiny particles. Electronic filtration uses static charge to attract particles. UV filters are made to eliminate bacteria and viruses that can cause illness.

An Added Benefit

While most homeowners invest in air cleaners to improve indoor air quality, there is another benefit to be enjoyed when you opt for a whole-home system. When air cleaners filter debris out of the air, the dust and dirt gets trapped. The result is cleaner ducts. Ducts that are not full of debris are less likely to become blocked, and air is able to flow more freely throughout your home. Your entire HVAC system can run more efficiently with clean ducts, and you may even save on your utility bills as a result.

To learn more about how air purifiers can improve the air quality in your home, check out Aloha Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality solutions or call 702-623-0829.

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