Want Cleaner Indoor Air? Consider Getting a Whole-House Air Purifier


Breathing in dirty, stagnant air when you are at home is not good for your health, but how do you get cleaner air inside your house? One solution is to have an HVAC company install a whole-house air purifier system. This type of system is much more effective than a portable air purifier, and it will clean all the air in your entire home.

How Does It Work?

A whole-house air purifier system is a device that is tied to your home's central AC system ductwork. The system pulls in all the air that is sent to it from the return air ducts, and it cleans the air by forcing it through a filtering system. Whenever your AC is running, the purifier will also be running, and the result will be cleaner air in your house.

When you look for a system to buy, look at the ratings on each type. While most are rated to remove around 80% of dust particles from the air, this can vary. You should always choose one with a high rating, though.

Why Not Use a Portable Unit?

There are smaller, less expensive air purifier systems you can purchase, but a whole-house system offers two main benefits over these smaller ones:

  1. It is more effective—A small unit will only clean the air in one room in your house, which means that there will still be a lot of stagnant air present. A whole-house system will keep the air in the entire house cleaner.
  2. You will not hear it run—If you have ever had a portable humidifier or purifier running in your house, you probably know how loud the sound can be. If you want to avoid hearing this type of noise, a whole-house purifier would be a better option. You will not hear the system when it is running, yet it will be working.

If you want your house to have cleaner air, you should consider looking into a whole-house unit.

How Much Does It Cost?

Home Advisor reports that the average price for a whole house air purifier system is around $1,000. This typically includes the installation of the system as well as the device itself, but you may have to purchase new filters for the system each year. The prices on these will depend on what brand and size your system takes.

To learn more about indoor air quality and the options you have for cleaner air in your home, talk to a company that offers air conditioning repairs and services, like Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Corp.


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Inspecting Your Air Ducts

Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!