Should You Install a Whole-House Air Purifier?
Written on: March 6, 2023
If you’ve ever worried about the cleanliness of the air your family is breathing, you aren’t alone. At OSI Comfort Specialists, we’ve spoken to countless customers in Queens, Nassau County and western Suffolk County about their indoor air quality (IAQ). Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air!
And one solution we have found that’s effective in cleaning indoor air is a whole-house air purifier.
Are air purifiers a good investment?
If you have a forced air heating and cooling system (likely with a furnace), then your ductwork could be circulating irritating and toxic agents like dander, dust, bacteria, viruses and mold. Your system’s air filter might catch some of these particles, but many make it into your living spaces.
Air purifiers offer a much more effective solution for getting rid of the particles that travel in your ducts.
What benefits can you expect from an air purifier?
For customers focused on keeping their indoor air healthy and clean, a whole-house air purifier has many benefits.
Toxins in your ductwork can be terrible for your respiratory health. Older people, infants and people with asthma are especially vulnerable. Poor IAQ can cause:
- dry skin
- irritation of the eyes, nose and throat
- worsened allergies
- sinus infections
- asthma attacks
An air purifier will catch these toxins before they ever enter your rooms.
Your home’s decor
Air impurities also impact your home. Over time, they cause wall discoloration and warping of cabinetry, wood finishes and artwork. Because they are airborne, standard household cleaning won’t catch these particles, but an air purifier will.
Your home’s cleanliness
Have you noticed more dust and odors in your home lately? The culprit could be debris, bacteria and other microorganisms that float through your living spaces. Air purifiers stop them in their tracks so that you can do a little less house cleaning!
Whole-house air purifiers will also slow the spread of colds, influenza and other viral illnesses. The EPA also found that they can reduce airborne transmission of COVID-19.
Dust and debris will clog your air filters and HVAC system components if left unchecked. This can drastically reduce the efficiency of your equipment, leading to higher energy bills and more frequent breakdowns. Installing an air purifier is a relatively simple solution that can help you save on fuel costs over time while cutting down on maintenance expenses and prolonging the life of your heating and cooling systems.
OSI Comfort Specialists installs two world-class air purifying products.
The indoor air quality team at OSI Comfort sells and installs two types of whole-house air purifiers. Our HEPA filter systems can remove over 99 percent of pollutants from your home’s air. We also install systems that use ultraviolet (UV) light to eradicate toxic particles.
Additionally, our team can install humidifiers and dehumidifiers to make your indoor air more comfortable.
Let’s work together to ensure that your home has the best IAQ possible. Get in touch with us today.