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3 Reasons You May Need a Whole-House Air Purifier

You rely on your HVAC system to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. That’s a tall order! While your AC works hard to control the temperature, there is only so much it can do to improve your air quality. And clean air is important. Not only for your family to breathe, but also for your HVAC system to perform efficiently. 

Did you know that a whole-house air purifier can improve your HVAC efficiency? When it comes to maximizing your air conditioner or heater, every little bit counts. Especially when you consider the impact on your energy bill each month. If you want to learn more about improving your indoor air quality in Staten Island, NY, our team can help. In the meantime, learn more about how a whole-house air purifier can benefit your family and your home.

How Air Purifiers Work

There are many types of air purifiers. Some are smaller and plug into your wall, while others fit inside your existing HVAC system and are considered “whole-house” purifiers. The purpose of an air purifier is to eliminate small particles in the air that can harm your health. These particles include contaminants like viruses, bacteria, and even bad odors. 

Aside from plug-in vs. whole-house purifiers, they also work differently. Some air purifiers use electricity to charge particles in the air to collect them on a magnetic plate. Other purifiers use a UV light to destroy contaminants in your air or take away the properties that make them bad for your health. The type of air purifier you choose for your home depends on your needs and expectations. 

Air Purifier Benefits

An air purifier does so much more than just clean the air in your home. Air purifiers offer benefits for your family’s health as well as your HVAC efficiency and even go as far as protecting the structure of your home. Here’s how:

  1. Improve health problems – Many illnesses and allergies are caused by airborne contaminants. And if the contaminants aren’t the cause, they still most certainly contribute to health problems. When you eliminate viruses and bacteria from the air you breathe, you’re less likely to get sick. When you eliminate allergens from the air, your allergy symptoms may not flare up as often or as strongly. 
  2. Beat mold and mildew – Since air purifiers can eliminate mold and mildew, your home may be better protected. Mold spores can move through your home in the air, latching onto a surface and spreading if the conditions are right. But when you eliminate those spores from the air, you’re less likely to have growths around your home in areas like window sills and showers. 
  3. Improve AC efficiency – Dust and dirt can build up in your HVAC system over time. Even particles that you can’t see individually can create a layer on HVAC parts that makes your system work harder to cool or heat your home. When you have an air purifier, fewer particles make it into your HVAC system. After all, your air filter can only do so much to eliminate particles in the air. Most residential air filters cannot capture particles that are as tiny as bacteria and viruses. 

Are you ready to breathe easier when you’re in the comfort of your home? Our team can help! We can run air quality tests in your home and determine what your specific areas of concern are so you have a solution that fits your needs.

Contact Scaran today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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