What Is An Air Purifier and Does My Home Need One?
Have you ever thought about the particles that could be floating through the air of your home, contaminating the air you breathe? Air purification may seem like a daunting topic, but it’s one that NEEDS to be discussed. Not many are aware of indoor air quality problems or the subsequent solutions available. Never fear! Keep reading to see the breakdown of indoor air quality and everything it entails, including the specifics of air purifiers and why your home needs one.
Air Purifier 101
An air purifier is simply a device which removes nearly all contaminants from the air in a space to improve your indoor air quality. While it is a pressing current topic, air purifiers are, by no means, a new idea. Air purification has been around for more than 200 years. Since the early 1800s, scientists have been searching for ways to improve the air you breathe. However, great developments have been made over the years to improve these systems immensely. In fact, air purifiers are the solution to eliminating up to 99.9% of airborne allergens, bacteria, and even viruses so your family can begin breathing better in your home.
Indoor Air Quality
There are several different steps you can take to determine if your home’s air quality is subpar. Indoor air quality monitors are available for purchase, which can provide you with several various measurements. Levels of particulate matter, air quality index, volatile organic compounds, temperature, and humidity are all important factors to be measured. Additional information such as carbon dioxide or monoxide levels can be helpful as well.
You can also monitor any health symptoms of those living inside your home. Oftentimes, irritated throat or eyes, congestion, headaches, and more can be symptoms of poor indoor air quality. Try to see if you can connect any symptoms occurring or worsening within certain areas of your home.
I Change My HVAC Filters, Why Would I Need An Air Purifier?
Air purifiers work separately from your HVAC filters. HVAC filters screen out certain types of airborne particles, and their main purpose is to prevent buildup of these particles in your HVAC system or ducts. In comparison, an air purifier’s main purpose is to improve the quality of air you breathe by eliminating contaminants instead of catching them.
Systems such as an AccuClean Whole-Home Air Filtration System can remove up to 99.98 percent of airborne particles and allergens from the filtered air your family breathes – including dirt, dander, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. It also outperforms HEPA, and is up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch filter. Other systems such as the iWave Air Purifier and REME HALO use LED technology to eliminate these contaminants in every square inch of your home that your air conditioner reaches. The Reme HALO has also been proven to eliminate the COVID-19 virus as well.
Contact The Professionals
We all want clean air that we can count on. Garrison & Garrison offers a variety of air purification solutions which will aid in keeping your home’s air the cleanest it can be. If you’re interested in improving your indoor air quality, the professionals at Garrison & Garrison can help. Give us a call at (256) 859-8500 or email us at [email protected].