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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality by Installing an Air Purifier

Air-filterA lot of people worry about keeping their homes cool during the summer, which is a reasonable concern. On top of that, though, you should make sure that you’re having your indoor air quality needs met during the summer. Indoor air quality often declines during the summer season, as people close their doors and windows to help maintain climate control.

This helps with keeping the home cool, but it traps a lot of airborne contaminants inside by cutting off the flow of fresh air. Breathing in the same airborne contaminants over a long period of time can cause all kinds of issues, from flu infections to anxiety attacks. The best way to deal with these problems is to have an air purifier installed in your home. Have a look below at some of the options available on the market for air purifiers.

Ionization Purifiers

An ionization purifier releases a cloud of ion particles while they’re on. Airborne contaminants that come into contact with these ions become heavier and heavier until they eventually fall out of the air. Often, ionization purifiers include metal plates that collect the contaminants for easy removal. They require a power supply, of course, but so do most purifiers that aren’t filters.

Air Filters

One of the most popular types of indoor air quality systems, air filters are fiber mesh systems installed in the ducts. Contaminants flow into the filter and become trapped, then you just need to clean or replace it every few months to get rid of them. Filters also come with a range of ratings. The higher the rating on the filter, the more contaminants it can capture. You should consult with a technician before installing any filters, though, as the higher ratings are more for industrial applications and could cause trouble for your HVAC systems.

UV Air Purifiers

A UV air purifier doesn’t physically remove contaminants from your air. Instead, it exposes the air in your ducts to high levels of ultraviolet light. This doesn’t do anything for dust or other non-biological contaminants, but it does sterilize or kill a lot of germs and mold spores that might be lurking in your air. This is a great option if you often get sick during the year, or have other concerns about possible infectious agents in your air supply.

As with most things, it’s best to consult with a technician before you make any decisions about what to install in your home. A technician will be able to identify what kinds of issues are most affecting your indoor air quality, and be able to recommend the best system to deal with it. You’ll be able to reap the most benefits from your new system that way, and who doesn’t want that?

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling installs and services a whole range of indoor air quality systems throughout Ambler, PA. If you need an air purifier or filter installed in your home, we can help you out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.  

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