What is a Whole-House Air Purifier?
Should You Add One to Your Home This Season? Read to Find Out!
There’s a lot of awareness when it comes to outdoor air quality; after all, reducing smog and greenhouse gases is important for helping slow climate change. Air quality also affects asthma rates, particularly in urban areas. But what can you do about the about the air quality in your home?
With a big focus on the air we’re breathing, especially in enclosed spaces, more and more of our customers are asking about our indoor air quality solutions , like whole-house air purifiers.
How Air Purifiers Work
A whole-house air purifier is usually installed in the return duct of your furnace and works with your HVAC system to remove all types of air pollutants, from allergy-causing dust and dander to minute particles, including bacteria and viruses.
While your heating and cooling equipment already has filters, they are mainly designed to protect the equipment itself. They work on keeping some particulate matter out of your air—you likely notice more dust right around when it’s time to replace your furnace or AC filters.
Why Do You Need a Whole-house Air Purifier?
Did you know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air? That’s due to a range of factors. Toxic products have become much more common in the home, from VOC-containing construction materials to chemicals contained in cleaning and personal care products and furniture items, your space is filled with potentially harmful fumes.
Add other indoor pollutants such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold, to the mix and you’ve got some air quality issues that might be cause enough for concern.
Compounding the problem is the fact that today’s homes are increasingly airtight. We are sealing them better to make them more energy efficient. However, a side effect is that whatever pollutants gather in your home tend to stay there.
A whole-house air filtration system can dramatically improve air quality in your home and make your house a healthier place to be.
Bolkema Fuels Can Help Address Air Quality Concerns
You probably filter the water coming from your taps—or drink bottled water. Why wouldn’t you also filter the air you breathe?
A whole-house air purification system can remove an extensive range of pollutants from the air, including mold and mildew, bacteria and viruses, pollen, pet dander, dust mites and more.
If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, a whole house air filtration system can improve their quality of life and reduce symptoms drastically, if not 100%. These systems also work to remove odors and can complement kitchen fan/vent systems—they can also help improve efficiency.
We know keeping your family safe and comfortable are top priorities—and we can help! Our in-house technicians are expert at installing whole-house air purifier systems and whole house humidifiers to keep you comfortable and the air your breath healthier.
Contact us for more information today.