Indoor air quality can significantly impact the health and well-being of your household. For you and your loved ones to breathe easily without any worry of sniffing and sneezing, investing in an air purifier is ideal. In this blog post, heating repair expert Schmitt Heating and Air Conditioning shares a guide to choosing the right air purifier and ensuring it performs well so you can maximize its efficiency.
Choosing the Right Air Purifier
An air purifier is a necessary addition for your home if you have pets and/or family members experiencing respiratory ailments. It comes in many types, each with its own filtration mechanism, and your choice will depend on the immediate needs of your household. One that uses high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters capture mold spores, dust and other small particles of up to 0.3 microns in size, while another that utilizes UV-C light can kill bacteria and viruses in the indoor air. Other air purifiers come with activated carbon filters that remove odors and chemicals from volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Whichever you choose, be mindful of its size and placement. An undersized unit won’t be effective and efficient in cleaning the air in a large room.
Prioritizing Maintenance for Optimal Performance
Regular maintenance helps ensure your air purifier is effectively cleaning the air. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for filter replacement, and remember to clean any pre-filters that may be included in the device. Make sure it is included in your scheduled HVAC repairs and maintenance with your local contractor.
Maximizing Your Air Purifier’s Efficiency
Efficiency is key when it comes to air purifiers. In addition to maintenance, there are other ways you can improve the air you and your family breathe at home. For instance, keep windows and doors closed to prevent outdoor pollutants from entering your home. Also, be conscious of indoor air pollutants such as candles, air fresheners, and tobacco smoke. Using exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms also helps maintain air quality by removing excess moisture.
Integrating Your Air Purifier to Your HVAC System
Take indoor air quality improvement a step further by considering integrating a whole-home air purification system into your existing HVAC unit. Your local heating and cooling contractor can determine the best solution to improve your home’s indoor air quality. This approach offers the advantage of purifying the air throughout your home rather than only in specific rooms with standalone units.
Call Schmitt Today!
In addition to heating and AC repair and maintenance, the professional technicians at Schmitt Heating and Air Conditioning can inspect your home and recommend the best IAQ products to suit your individual needs and budget. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we offer Performance Series air purifiers designed to fit narrow spaces and limited budgets. It cleans the air in your home and kills the invisible bacteria that could lead to serious health problems for your family.