Air Quality Problems
Do you wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose or itchy eyes? The cause could be allergens – dust, pollen, and pet dander, specifically – that are lingering in the air. While your HVAC filter catches some of those irritants, you may need a whole-home air purification system to significantly reduce the presence of indoor allergens.
Portable Air Purifiers vs. Whole-Home Purifiers
A portable air purifier may be adequate for a small space, but unless you want to move it from room to room, it’s not effective for removing allergens throughout your home. For homes larger than 2,000 square feet, a whole-house air purification system is a much better choice.
For maximum energy efficiency, a whole-home air purifier switches on only when your heat or air conditioning system is blowing air. The aluminum pre-filters catch airborne particles, and the removable activated carbon filters remove odors. These systems require little maintenance, other than the replacement of carbon filters every three to six months.
Choosing the Right Filters
Indoor air quality depends largely on how it’s filtered and the quality of filters. The flimsy fiberglass filters that you can find at home improvement stores remove some dust from the air, but they don’t trap allergens effectively, and they need to be replaced often. The best way to remove allergens and pollutants from your home is to get a whole-home air purification system, along with high-quality furnace and air conditioning filters.