Your home can become filled with pollutants, allergens, germs, and other harmful particles over time. While the air filter in your HVAC system helps keep some of these out, you might need extra help removing harmful particles from the air. Using an air purifier can help eliminate these particles and improve your indoor air quality. Find out more about HVAC air purifiers, including what they do and what types are available.
What an HVAC Air Purifier Does
These air purifiers are designed to remove mold, germs, dust, and other particles from the air inside your home. When you get an HVAC air purifier, technicians install this system inside your ductwork. This helps prevent harmful particles from being blown into various areas in your home when your air conditioning or heating is on. These air purifiers have the added benefit of removing odors from your home, such as odors from your fireplace or oven.
When to Get an HVAC Air Purifier
Having an HVAC air purifier makes the air inside your home healthier for you and your family to breathe. If you or a loved one has respiratory problems, such as asthma, an air purifier is an important part of maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Cleaning and using an HVAC air filter might not offer enough protection from particles that can trigger asthma attacks or other respiratory problems.
HVAC Air Purifier Types
Different kinds of HVAC air purifiers are available for homeowners, including:
- HEPA: These air purifiers, which are among the most common type available, use heavy-duty filters that are able to catch bigger particles.
- Electrostatic: These purifiers use static electricity to trap tiny particles, such as viruses.
- Ionizing: These air purifiers use negatively charged particles to catch positively charged, harmful particles.
- Carbon activated: These air purifiers absorb and trap volatile organic compounds, odors, and other harmful particles.
- HVAC ultraviolet light: These air purifiers use UV light to kill bacteria and other harmful particles.
If you need more information on HVAC air purifiers for your Dayton home, please contact Detmer and Sons.