should I use an air filtration system in my homeAn optional addition to your commercial or residential HVAC system’s air filtration system is a device called an air purifier.

There are different options when it comes to choosing an air filtration system, so understanding the benefits of each is important when making your decision.

 

What Is an Air Filtration System?

Air purifiers can be installed in a variety of ways and are designed to work alongside your HVAC system to filter out any contaminants from your airstream. This includes dust, pet dander, mold particles, pollen, cigarette smoke, and any other harmful pollutants being circulated.

Filtration systems have filter panels that trap larger particles and allow clean air to pass through. Cleaning these filters regularly will help the air to pass through much more easily, in turn causing the system to work more efficiently.

The quality of air that is produced through an air filtration system is much better not only for your HVAC system, but also for your overall health. Breathing in these harmful contaminants can lead to respiratory and other health concerns in the future.

 

How Is Having an Air Purifier Beneficial?

air qualityHere are a couple of reasons why having better air quality will improve your living conditions:

Overall Health

You may think that breathing in dust, pollen, and other air pollutants will only cause your allergies to flare up, but this could actually cause long-term respiratory or other effects that are a risk to your general health.

On average, a person spends about 90% of their time indoors. Using an air filtration system will allow you to breathe easier, eliminating the chance that your indoor air quality will have a negative effect on your well-being.

Energy Efficiency

The accumulation of dust, dirt, and other particles within your HVAC system will cause the system to work harder to produce the same temperature and level of comfort. In turn, this will cause your energy bills to spike.

An air purifier will help to keep the entire system cleaner without so much effort. However, it is important to remember to keep up with the annual maintenance of your system to prevent rust and excessive buildup.

Longer HVAC Life

Typically, HVAC systems last around 15-20 years. Maintaining annual service of your HVAC system is crucial towards being able to utilize it to its full life expectancy.

Filtration systems extend the life of your system by allowing less accumulation of these pollutants throughout, allowing you to clean less between services and prolong the life of your entire HVAC system.

 

What Types of Filtration Systems are Available?

There are many different options when it comes to choosing the type of air purifier for your home or office building.

Some are more effective than others, so it is important to know the differences when making such an important purchase.

Least Effective

There are a couple of systems that should probably be avoided because of their lack of adequacy. Both negative ion purifiers and ozone purifiers do not actually remove any harmful contaminants from your airstream. Instead, these actually produce chemicals that may actually cause more damage rather than doing any good.

The ozone and chemicals produced by these purifiers can actually be harmful for your health, making the use of these devices seem futile. These are only effective for masking the air rather than cleaning it. Many of these devices have yet to be approved by the government.

Moderately Effective

Filtration systems using UV technology are also not very effective when it comes to removing airborne particles from your airflow. However, these are somewhat more effective than the latter options.

These systems use UV rays to destroy any microorganisms that pass through. Although they do not get rid of contaminants such as dirt and dust, these devices are useful for killing any germs that may be circulating, including viruses and bacteria.

Most Effective

A more effective option is the use of activated carbon filters. These filters are able to clean the air much more than those previously mentioned because of their absorbent properties, including harmful chemicals and odors.

HEPA (High Energy Particle Air) Purifiers are by far the most efficient option when it comes to improving the air quality within your building.

These devices most commonly use filters made of fiber-like material, such as fiberglass or polyester, and are able to trap up to 99.97% of particles over 0.3 micrometers in size.

HEPA systems are more expensive to install and operate than other systems, but why spend any money on a purifier that does not actually clean the air and provide better air quality?

Regardless of the type of filtration system you choose, Pro HVAC Service can get you connected with local contractors anywhere across the nation.

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Whether you are looking to install a filtration system in your home or within a large corporate building, Pro HVAC Service can provide you with affordable estimates designed specifically for your project.

To get started finding the ideal air filtration system for either your commercial or residential HVAC systems, just give us a call at (844) 769-5995, or simply fill out the form to the right for your free, no-obligation estimates on air filtration system installation, repair, or maintenance today!

Within minutes of speaking with one of our experts, you will be contacted by reliable HVAC contractors in your area that will provide you with competitive estimates and will make sure to get your filtration system up and running in no time.