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Should You Install An Air Purifier In Your Home?

When it comes to enjoying a truly comfortable home, you shouldn’t stop at just making sure that you have a good AC and heater installed. Temperature control is important but it is only part of the equation. The other part of the equation is your indoor air quality.

With that said, achieving good indoor air quality isn’t exactly something you can do with a dust cloth and some elbow grease. You may need some extra help getting your home’s air quality into good condition. That’s exactly what a whole-house air purification system can help you do.

You don’t want to install a system you don’t need. We get that. But we don’t want you to miss out on enjoying the benefits of a system that will truly help you either! To help, we’ve provided some details on if and when you may benefit from installing an air purifier in Vineland, NJ.

Indicators That You Would Benefit From an Air Purifier

First things first, you will want to see if you actually could use an air purifier. Poor indoor air quality isn’t always obvious to people in a house but there are indicators to check for that will alert you to when your air quality could use some work.

  • Increased incidents of sickness in the residents of your home. There may be viruses or bacteria that are being circulated throughout your house repeatedly, increasing the risk of illness.
  • Increased trouble with mold growth throughout the home. Mold spores love ductwork because it gives them a cool, dry area to grow in. If you have mold in your ducts, spores may be blown into the house whenever you use your AC.
  • Reduced HVAC system effectiveness. Poor indoor air quality can leave your AC coated in debris that reduces its ability to cool your home.
  • Increased allergy or respiratory trouble. A home that has air filled with dust, pollen. fur or other contaminants won’t be helpful to anyone with allergies or respiratory issues.

The Types of Air Purification Systems You Should Know About

If any of the above warning signs sounds familiar, it it a good idea to reach out to a professional to discuss installing an air purification system in your home. They’ll likely discuss the following two types of air purifier with you to determine which is the best fit for your exact needs.

  • Electrical air purifiers: An electric air purifier uses electricity to charge airborne particles. This changes their polarity, allowing them to be drawn to a magnetic metal plate where they are captured and held until the plate is wiped down. This literally pulls a large amount of debris out of the air being pushed into your home.
  • UV light air purifiers: The other option to consider is a UV germicidal light purifier. As the name suggests, tihs system uses ultraviolet light to clean the air blowing through your ductwork. By doing this, a UV purifier will either destroy airborne particles entirely or alter their genetic structure so that they cannot reproduce. This is especailly helpful against organic contaminants like viruses and bacteria because is renders them as harmless as dust.

Are you ready to improve your indoor air quality? Get started today by contacting your local home comfort professionals.

Schedule an appointment today with Elliott-McElwee, Inc. Your comfort is our business.

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