When you think about your indoor air quality, what comes to mind? If you are like most homeowners, your thoughts probably go straight to the temperature of your home. Most people don’t give very much thought to the cleanliness of their air, even though this can have a significant impact on their health.
In fact, health experts say that the indoor air quality of our homes can actually be worse than that of the outdoors—particularly during this time of year. It’s important that you not neglect any aspects of your indoor air quality—you should aim to achieve the right temperature, humidity levels, and indoor air quality.
Why You Should Consider an Air Purifier
When your air conditioner is operating, naturally you close the windows of your home to ensure it functions efficiently. This is great! However, it traps impurities and contaminants inside your home, such as allergens and other irritants.
As a result, you and your family may suffer from allergies and other ill effects. To rid your indoor air of these contaminants, you’ll want to consider installing a quality air purifying system.
What Kind of Air Purifier Should You Get?
There are numerous air purifiers on the market, each with its own set of benefits. The most basic of these options is a high-efficiency air filter—a finely woven fiber mesh that strains airborne contaminants out of the air. The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is not enough to truly protect your indoor air, as it is instead designed to safeguard the inside components of your heating and cooling system.
Other effective air purifiers include ionization air cleaners and UV air purifiers. Ionization purifiers work by using ions to lure contaminants out of the indoor air onto a collection plate where they can be easily wiped off later. The UV air purifier works by using ultraviolet rays to kill bio-hazardous contaminants right at the source (like mold). With either of these systems, or both, your family will be safeguarded from common illnesses associated with poor indoor air quality.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your indoor air quality and all other home comfort needs in Coeur d’Alene, WA and surrounding areas. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for helpful advice.