With vehicle pollution and smoke from forest fires causing increasingly bad outdoor air quality here in the Pacific Northwest, it is more important than ever to maintain clean air in your home. Even in the cleanest houses, invisible air pollutants can have a huge negative impact. Allergens such as dust, pollen, and pet dander can cause respiratory issues and drastically affect you and your family’s health and quality of life. An air cleaning system (or air purifying system) can be an efficient and cost effective way to greatly reduce the pollutants and allergens in the air, removing 99% of airborne particles from your home.
How do Whole House Air Cleaning Systems Work?
A whole house air cleaning system is mounted to a duct in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The air cleaning system pulls in and filters air as it moves through the central ducts, efficiently removing most particles between 3.0 and 10.0 microns in size. By using central ducts to pull air from each room, a central cleaning system ensures all rooms in the house are cleaned and few pollutants escape.
These systems are inexpensive solutions that are far more effective than small free-standing single room air purifiers. Free-standing air purifiers require frequent filter changes, can be unsightly, and take up lots of floorspace. They also simply are inefficient and do a worse job of capturing airborne pollutants and particles in a large space. Whole house air cleaning systems require very little maintenance and use high quality air filters that don’t require frequent replacement. Simply remove and wash the filter every 6-12 months.
Do I Need a Whole House Air Cleaning System?
Anyone with an HVAC system can certainly benefit from a whole house air cleaning system. If you live in an apartment, or a home without central ducts, then single room purifiers may be your only air purification option.
While frequently vacuuming and dusting will remove some dust and allergens from your home, much of the time cleaning will just disturb the dust and allergens and push them into the air. Once there, they will either be breathed in or fall back to the ground unless an air cleaning system is present.
While everyone can benefit from breathing cleaner air, for some households it is especially important. For people with pets, air cleaning systems are a necessity, as constant pet hair and dander can greatly impact the air quality in a home, causing odor and allergic reactions. A central cleaning system, partnered with frequent vacuuming can easily remove most of the allergens from the air.
If you or anyone in your family has asthma, allergies, or any other respiratory condition affected by air pollutants, an air cleaning system is essential to improving quality of life and avoiding illness. Air pollutants can aggravate pre-existing health issues, trigger illness, and make respiratory symptoms for common ailments worse. If you live in an area with lots of vehicle pollution, wildfires, or industrial pollution, a good air purifying system can turn your home into an oasis. A good air cleaning system can also remove some germs from the air, reducing the risk and spread of illness.
Installing a Whole House Air Cleaning System
Air cleaning system are generally inexpensive and require minimal modifications to your existing HVAC system. It is always important to hire a trusted professional for all your HVAC needs. Paragon Heating and Home Comfort Solutions has a stellar reputation, and proudly serves homeowners in the Snohomish and east King County areas. We specialize in furnace installation and repair.
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