Here in Eastern North Carolina, homes are often closed up for a good portion of the year to make heating and cooling more efficient. While this can help save energy, it can also trap allergens, irritants and pollutants inside that erode air quality. If you’re concerned about the potential health effects of indoor pollution, it’s time to consider installing a whole-house air purifier.
How Whole-House Air Purifiers Work
If your home has a forced-air HVAC system to regulate temperature and comfort, there are several types of integrated air purifier units available to filter and/or sterilize the air as it’s pulled through the system. The most effective options employ one or a combination of these methods of air purification:
- High-MERV pleated media filtration that captures and removes particles down to .01 microns in size, such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, household dust, mold spores, and bio-aerosols.
- UV lights that eradicate organic and biological contaminants like fungi, algae, infectious bacteria, and viruses like MERSA by destroying the cells.
- Ultraviolet light-activated photocatalytic oxidation that converts molecules of noxious household odors and chemical vapors into harmless water and carbon dioxide.
Benefits of Whole-House Air Purification
Adding an air purifier to your home’s HVAC system offers significant benefits, including:
- Cleaner, healthier air. Breathing a cleaner air supply can alleviate the symptoms of allergies, asthma and other breathing conditions and help control contagious illnesses like the flu and common cold.
- Protection against hazardous pollutants. A purified air supply lessens the health risks associated with long-term exposure to off-gassed VOCs and household chemicals.
- More efficient heating and cooling. An air purifier keeps particles from building up within the HVAC system, which helps it run at optimal energy efficiency.
- Longer HVAC component lifespan. When damaging particles are kept out of the HVAC system, the equipment is less prone to breakdowns and will last longer.
To learn more about the benefits of having an air purifier added to your home’s HVAC system, contact us today at Jackson & Sons. We are EPA-certified and have over four decades of experience serving the air quality needs of Eastern North Carolina homeowners.
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