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Having an Air Purifier in Your Home Has Short-Term and Long-Term Benefits

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

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The quality of the air you breathe is important to your health. If your air is full of dust and other debris, it can cause allergies and asthma. Your air can even contain mold, bacteria, and a host of other contaminants. To check your home, shine a strong flashlight beam in a darkened room and observe the amount of particles it illuminates.  Your HVAC system filters out some of these contaminants before they circulate through your house. But if you really want to improve your indoor air quality, you may want to put an air purifier in your home.

Air purifiers come in different types/styles and some are more effective than others for specific conditions- so consult with HVAC pro to judge what is best for your family.  Some purifiers are designed to take special filters that are too thick to go into your regular HVAC system without damaging it. As such, they can clean your air much more thoroughly. There are a number of benefits to this level of cleaning.

Benefits of Air Purifiers

In the short term, an air purifier in your home reduces allergies and asthma, and can even help your HVAC system run more efficiently. But there are even more important benefits for the long term.

Unless we're actively sneezing or coughing, we often don't notice the effects of contaminants in our air. But over time, they build up. Some harmful carcinogens, like cigarette smoke, are too small to be captured by an ordinary HVAC filter, but are among the worst for your health. It might not seem like a big deal, but exposure to these toxins, even in small amounts, increases your risk for serious disease down the line.

This is why having an air purifier is so important. With the right air purifier, you can eliminate a far higher percentage of contaminants than you can with an ordinary HVAC filter. Depending on the type of filtration used, smaller particles can be captured, and so can gaseous vapors. Just be sure to consult a professional when choosing an air purifier to make sure the filtration method you choose is appropriate for your home's needs.

Is an air purifier right for you? P.K. Wadsworth can help you examine your options and work with you to determine whether or not it would be a good investment for your home.

For more about the benefits of an air purifier in your home, contact us at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling.

Topics: air quality issues

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