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Air Purifiers vs. Air Filtration: Which Is Best?


Homeowners often don’t realize this, but their indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. At least, this is the case without the right indoor air quality systems and services in place. There are a number of systems that could help, but the main two are either an air filtration system or air purifier, each of which have varying abilities. 

Whether you ultimately decide on a whole-home air filtration system or an air purifier in Minneapolis, MN, we want to give you nothing short of the best. We know how to give you the cleanest and healthiest air possible for the lowest possible cost. We’ve got your back. With us, you’ll always “Feel the Difference.”

Should You Go for a Whole-House Air Filtration System?

If this is your first entrance into the world of indoor air quality, then you’re probably going to start with an air filtration system. This is not to be confused with the standard air filter that comes inside your air conditioner or furnace! Those air filters are designed to protect your HVAC equipment, not necessarily your indoor air. 

At Residential Heating and Air Conditioning, we install MERV 11 and MERV 16 filters in our filtration systems. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and it measures the efficacy of an air filter. 11 and 16 rated are high-grade enough to stop tobacco smoke. This is a great option if you’re looking to improve the overall health conditions in your home.

Opting for an Air Purifier

Maybe you’ve tried an air filter in the past and it just didn’t meet your needs, or you’ve done a little research and you think an air purifier is the better option for your home. If so, you can come to our professionals for the work you need.

Air purifiers are a little different because they don’t use a web of fiber mesh to trap particles. Instead, air purifiers create electric fields that draw pollutants out of the air from your vents.

UV air purifiers use ultraviolet light to zap away mold spores, bacteria, and other forms of viruses from your home’s indoor air. This is one of the most effective ways to clean the air in your home. A UV air purifier can remove more than 99% of the unwanted contaminants in your home.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

If you’re still unsure about your next move when it comes to your home’s indoor air quality, then it’s time to come to us for guidance. We’re going to make sure that you make the appropriate move for the needs of your home.

Each home is unique. This means that you shouldn’t just go off the guidance of your neighbors or friends. You need to rely on the expertise of professionals in your area. We can be the ones you turn to for all the work that you need. We’re never going to give you the runaround. We’re qualified and conscientious. Call today.

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning today. Feel the Difference.

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