When you’re outdoors, you don’t know what you’re breathing in. Pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants are everywhere. Of course, outside there are trees oxygenating the air, but those trees can’t filter out harmful contaminants. Your air conditioner works similarly inside. It cools your air and filters out larger particles of dust and dirt. But that same pollen and mold that is outside may also be inside your home cycling through your AC system.
Your AC unit can’t filter out such small contaminants. But that doesn’t mean you have to be left breathing in air that could make you sick or aggravate your allergies. Our team installs whole-home air purifiers in Puyallup, WA. But how do you know if you need a whole-house air purifier?
You’re Inside – A Lot
If you spend a lot of time indoors, you’re not alone. People spend an average of 90% of their time indoors – so you want that air quality to nourish your lungs and body without also bringing in harmful contaminants. When you invest in an air purifier, you’re making an investment in the health of your entire family.
Signs of Airborne Contaminants
While you can’t see microscopic particles in your air, they are all around you. Signs around your home that indicate poor air quality include:
- Condensation gathering on your windows or walls
- Mold growth on items around your home
- Unusual smells coming from your AC unit
- Dust and dirt inside your ductwork
- Air that feels thick and stuffy
Whole-House Air Purifier Benefits
It’s easy to run to your local hardware store and purchase a small air purifier that plugs into the wall. It’s also a cheaper investment than purchasing a whole-house air purifier. But you get what you pay for. A small unit will cleanse the air in a single room, maybe two rooms. But stale, dirty air is still circulating through your unit. A whole-house purifier cleans the air from inside your HVAC unit before it ever circulates through your home.
A whole-house purifier is also very energy efficient. It doesn’t use significantly more energy than a small plug-in unit, yet it cleans your air much better. An air purifier can also help make your entire HVAC unit more efficient, saving you on energy bills and the cost of air filters. You also save by extending the life of your unit. If your HVAC is able to run more efficiently, you may add years to the life of your existing unit, meaning you won’t have to replace it as soon.
Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today! We take your comfort as seriously as you do.