Air quality doesn’t often enter the minds of Pittsburgh area residents. But, when you go inside and seal up the doors and windows for those chilly winter months or balmy summer weeks, you are locking yourself in with you a combination of pet dander, pollen, and other pollutants that are clogging your lungs and reducing the air quality in your home.
That’s why Boehmer Heating & Cooling specializes in offering a full range of air purification services including installation, repair, maintenance and consultation. Whether you need to cut down on the sneezing caused by the family cat, or discover whether leaking gas or smoke from an exhaust pipe is causing headaches, we can help you get the purified, clean air you need to feel healthy and strong.
Why Air Needs Purification
Indoor air quality can be harmed by a number of pollutants. To start with, most homes are sealed up during the hottest and coldest months of the years. As a result, if there isn’t proper ventilation, so pollutants like dander, dust, mold, mildew, smoke, gas and bacteria can build up in the air.
Air purifiers are designed to remove these pollutants from your home and make it safe and comfortable to breathe again. But, there is no single “best” air purifier. There are hundreds of models and sizes and only with the right research can you hand pick one that will work effectively for your family.
Our expertise can help immensely in this process. We’ll help you sit down and choose the model that will best work in your specific circumstances, taking into account who is in your home, their clean air needs and of course your budget.
Removing the Pollutants that Count
There are a lot of different types of pollutants in the air. They range from small form pollutants like gas and smoke, along with bacteria and viruses to larger pollutants like pet dander, allergens, mold and airborne debris. Different air purifiers are more effective for certain types of pollutants so it is good to sit down and determine which pollutants have the biggest impact on your home’s air supply.
Another factor to consider is how the people in your home are affected by certain pollutants. The human body is relatively resistant, so it’s not vital to remove every possible pollutant from the air. However, if someone has asthma that flares up when in contact with pollen and pet dander, you’ll want a mechanical system with a high rating that can capture debris as small as 0.3 microns.
If you find that your home frequently has small concentrations of gases like carbon monoxide or smoke, you will want to focus on an air purifier system that targets even smaller particles. You may also choose to have your vents and ducts inspected for potential leaks.
Choosing an Air Purifier
Our goal is to provide the best overall solution for every customer. We know different factors impact your decision, ranging from cost to size to overall effectiveness. So, when you sit down to choose your air purifier, make sure you have all the facts in hand.
To start with, get a purifier that fits your home. There are small air purifiers that can handle a single room at a time or larger air purifiers that can handle the entire house, circulating air flow throughout multiple rooms as it is filtered and purified. You should also choose a system that matches your budget. Mechanical air purifiers are often less expensive to operate as they only require filter replacement on a semi-regular basis.
Whatever your home needs, Boehmer is here to provide the expertise, top notch customer service and maintenance to ensure all of our customers in the Pittsburgh area have safe and healthy homes. Call us today to begin your home’s journey on the path to clean, breathable air.