4 Top Advantages of Investing in an Indoor Air Purifier
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend 90% of their time inside. In many Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, homes, the air indoors is more polluted than the air outdoors. Houses are insulated well to save energy and lower utility bills. Unfortunately, this means that pollutants have nowhere to go. An indoor air purifier can remove contaminants, help keep you and your family healthy, and prevent expensive and inconvenient breakdowns.
Most air purifiers have HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters to catch dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, biological growth and similar substances. They trap particles that would normally settle on your floors and furniture or clog your HVAC system’s air filter. Other models have UV lamps inside them to keep viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms from reproducing. These UV air purifiers can damage the genetic structures of many harmful organisms. Both types will help you keep your home clean and prevent bad smells.
Poor indoor air quality can cause asthma or allergy symptoms, rashes, eye irritation, sore throats, nosebleeds and other health problems. Illnesses spread easily, and it can make getting over a cold or the flu tougher. An air purifier can help everyone in your family stay healthy.
Eliminates Radon Gas
An air purifier can help remove radon gas from your home, but in order for that to happen, your air purifier needs a good standalone carbon filter. Radon gas, a gas that’s produced from uranium in soil, rock, and water, can be found in homes, offices, and schools. Radon gas can enter through cracks, tiles, your water supply, gaps in pipes and soils. Breathing in this harmful gas can result in developing lung cancer.
The same particulates that can make you and your family members feel under the weather can also damage your HVAC system. They can lead to sudden breakdowns, strange noises or high utility bills. An indoor air purifier can prevent these issues. You can have a whole-home model installed in your HVAC system’s ductwork by a professional, or you can use a smaller, more affordable portable version for just one or two rooms.
Stephen K. Denny, Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has years of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality experience. We can help you choose and install the best indoor air purifier for your home. Call us today for outstanding service.
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Originally published in Dec. 2018, updated in March 2020
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