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Air Purifiers 101: Clean Air, Clean Home

In honor of spring, we want to spend time today covering the air purifier. Air purifiers are great devices to further protect the health of you and your loved ones. We’re sure this is something that’s more of a focus in your life since 2020. You might even have an air small, portable air purifier in your home. We want to encourage you to upgrade to a whole-home air purifier in Plymouth, MN

Whole-home air purification systems do the job better than portable air purifiers. If you want your home to be clean as a whole, then you need something that’s going to treat the entire space. Let’s talk about all you should know concerning an air purification system below. 

How do I know if I need an air purifier?

You need an air purifier if you can relate to any of the following issues:

  • It’s allergy season all year-long. Spring is allergy season and you can probably expect to sneeze, wheeze, or even wake up with puffy eyes. If this problem persists throughout the year, then it’s probably an issue with your home.
  • You have constant asthma flare-ups.
  • You notice a high amount of dust on your furniture, countertops, and more.
  • Your home doesn’t smell too pleasant. If you ever cook something and notice that the scent lingers on for far too long, it can actually be a sign that you have poor indoor air quality.
  • Your home always feels stuffy.
  • There’s mold growth.

How much space does an air purifier cover?

The beauty of a whole-home air purifier is in its name–it’s going to cover your entire home. This is very different from air purifiers that you can run out to the store and buy. Smaller air purifiers are only good for rooms that are about 200-400 square feet. Anything past this is going to be out of bounds for your air purification. 

In our opinion, it’s better to cleanse the air in your entire home rather than spot cleaning. This way, you can be sure that your entire space is clean, safe, and healthy. Putting a smaller air purifier in high-traffic areas simply isn’t going to get the job done. 

How do I know which system to choose?

We get this question a lot because once homeowners realize do their research into air purifiers, they realize that there are different types. There are ion-based air purifiers and UV air purifiers. We recommend UV air purifiers because they’re able to fight against bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and more. A UV air purifier targets these types of contaminants specifically. The UV radiation that’s emitted from this system is going to destroy organic particles without putting chemicals into the air. Don’t be startled by the word “radiation,” this is just the process. It’s perfectly safe for you, your family, and even your four-legged friends. 

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our pros. With us, you’ll “Feel the Difference.”

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