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How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

interior-of-homeWe’re not talking about the air outdoors—that comes with its own challenges. Your indoor air can actually be of worse quality than that of the outdoors, without the right indoor air quality products or services in place.

The “problem” is that homes today are built very tightly. This means that no air is allowed to escape out of crevices, or drafty windows or doors. Everything is sealed up quite nice, which is great news for the efficiency of your cooling and heating system! But it’s not the best news for any allergy or asthma sufferers in your household.

There are a number of indoor air quality products that might benefit you, but today we’re going to talk about the whole-home air purifier in Whitehall, PA, and why it surpasses portable air purifiers in improving the health of the air you breathe.

First, Do You Need Air Purification?

Naturally, you may be wondering this. What’s the point of getting an air purifier built into your home’s HVAC system if you don’t have an actual need for it? We totally understand, so we’ve shared some signs to watch out for that indicates either you already have contaminants in your home, or your home has qualities that will help contaminants thrive:

  • Condensation on walls or windows from excess moisture, which can lead to mold growth.
  • The presence of mold on baseboards, in the bathroom, or on any household items.
  • Dirty vents and return air grilles that won’t stay clean, indicating dirty ducts.
  • Smelly or stuffy air
  • Particulates flying through the air, such as dust and pet hair.

The Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purifier

As we alluded to above, you’d likely be tempted to buy a small, portable air purifier for your home. These certainly do have an impact on indoor air quality, but they’re typically only useful for one or two rooms—what’s to stop dust and other particles seeping in from elsewhere in your home?

Plus, there are a variety of options for whole-home air purifiers—not all are created equal and one may benefit you more than another. For instance, a UV light air purifier is designed to eliminate mold growth from inside your ductwork, while an electronic air cleaner is meant to clean dust and allergens out of the air already in your home.

In addition to all this, whole-home air purifiers are cost-efficient. Portable systems cost anywhere from $70 for a low-end one (that’s not very efficient for anything more than a small bedroom) to the hundreds for a higher-end model. Whether you opt for a more expensive one or not, if you have more than 1 room in your home, you’ll need multiple systems, which can take up valuable space and cost you more in filter replacement!

Whole-home air purifiers are convenient. We mentioned how portable systems take up valuable space. Well, a whole-home system can be installed directly into your ductwork! Out of sight, out of mind.

To learn more about your air filtration and purification options, and for guidance on our other indoor air products and services, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Call the friendly staff at Boehmer Heating & Cooling for exceptional customer service!

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