Every single HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system will have some level of air purification method. Often this is a filter that has air pushed past it to capture dust and pollutants. When choosing a filter, it’s important that you select the highest quality one that will work with your system and replace them regularly (every 2-3 months; or sooner if you notice a lot of pollutants).

Aside from basic filters, other air purification methods include high quality filters that are rated MERV15 or above, UV light systems, Air Scrubbers®, or even Pure Air Systems®. Each of these methods has its pros and cons. When deciding which works for you, consider your specific needs and, with the help of one of our skilled technicians, create a system that works for you and with you.

Having a Good Purification System in Place Can:

  • Purify air, remove VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and significantly reduce any dust particles and odors

  • Reduce exposure to common viruses and bacteria, thus keep your family healthier.

  • Protect against common allergens and asthma-triggering contaminants

  • Help reduce the number of common colds and flu outbreaks

If you or your family deal with allergies, such as dust mites, pet dander, or pollen, or have a compromised immune system. You may want to consider investing in an air purification system.

A Couple of Things to Keep in Mind about Air Purification Systems:

  • Not all air purifiers are created equal or work the same. They can often differ in size and vary vastly in effectiveness – often due to the kind of filters used. HEPA-based (High Efficiency Particulate Air) purification systems are effective at eliminating particles but not odor. On the other hand, carbon-based purifiers will remove odors and fumes but are not efficient at removing particles. Some systems combine both (carbon and HEPA) together. You should determine which solution would work best for you and your family before making a purchase.

  • While an air purifier will improve your air quality, this process takes time! You will start noticing differences over time as you can often breathe easier, don’t get sick as often and even sleep better.

Did you know that “Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air.” –Department of Consumer Affairs

Getting your ideal air purifier for your comfy home can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.

Some Factors to Consider Are:

  • Considering the cost of replacement filters for your purifier.

  • Additionally, look for the Energy Star logo certification because those purifiers are 40% more energy-efficient

  • Other factors to think about is room size. Be on the look out for CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) ratings, which calculates the volume of fresh air at the highest operating speed that your system can clean which are measured in cubic feet per minute.

Give us a call today to learn more about the types of purifiers available and let us help you choose the perfect air purification system for your needs: (503) 623 – 2341

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