Why Your Home Should Have an Air Purifier Installed

How Does an Air Purifier Work? How Does it Help my Family and Home? Is an air purifier worth the investment for your home? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside the average household is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside your home. The most common pollution are:
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pet Dander
  • Second-hand Smoke

How Purifiers are Beneficial

The purpose of an air purifier is to remove airborne contaminants that are harmful to the residents and anyone who visits the home. While the most common reason families purchase air purifiers are more immediate concerns such as allergies; removing airborne contaminants are recommended to avoid asthma and lung issues down the road.

In addition, some new air purifying technology, some filters are also able to remove many viruses, bacteria, and particulates which can be harmful to the health of the residents.

Types of Purifiers

There are many kinds of purifiers, both with their own benefits, an HVAC evaluates and helps make the decision on which air purifier is best for you and your family.

The three most common air purifiers marketed include but are not limited to:
  • High-efficiency particulate arrestance or HEPA
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Ozone Generators

The first is HEPA, the most popular and most recommended type of air purification currently on the market. HEPA works by pulling the air through a filter, which catches estimated 99.97% of all air particulates without the need to create ozone or harmful byproducts.

Second is Electrostatic Precipitators, is a cheaper alternative to HEPA, however, it is known for only picking up larger particulates and requires frequent maintenance.

The third, Ozone Generators, produce ozone for cleaning and removing smoke odors. While popularized the Ozone generators do not directly remove the contaminants, it simply increases its weight and size and fall to the floor or stick to the walls to be put back into the air soon after.

Why a Purifier is Right for You

Getting Air Purifier installed by an HVAC is an easy choice. The benefit of having clean, particulate free air has the health benefits for both residents and visitors that may have allergies.

Want the fresh purified air in your Dundalk home? Call Reliability Home Heating & Air at 443-399-8663 and breathe in the purified air you deserve.