The popularity of air purifiers has risen sharply. From small table-top devices to larger appliances designed to treat large rooms, air purifiers work to improve indoor air quality within homes. When it comes to treating a single space or room, portable air purifiers are effective at reducing pet dander, allergens, dust and other airborne pollutants. Maybe you have noticed increased comfort from a portable air purifier near your bed or in your home office. Since indoor air pollution is a top 5 environmental health risk, the rise in popularity of air purifiers and air cleaners is not surprising.

Although portable air purifiers are effective in contained spaces, a portable air purifier is not the best device to reduce air contaminants including viruses throughout your entire home. Fortunately, Poston Brothers Heating & Cooling installs whole house air purifiers. When used properly, whole house air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants throughout your entire home. Many of our customers are curious about the benefits, effectiveness and value of adding a whole house air purifier into your HVAC system.

What Is the Purpose of an Air Purifier?

Air purifiers improve air quality through a number of designs. The most common systems capture particles in a filter. A whole house air purifier is effective at removing airborne dust, dirt, allergens, viruses and other pollutants. High-efficiency particulate air filters trap gaseous pollutants and volatile organic compounds. Some designs add ultraviolet light to target more bacteria and indoor toxins. The purpose of all air purifiers is improving the overall indoor air quality.

How Does an Air Purifier Work?

A whole house air purifier works by moving air entering your HVAC system through one or several filters. These filters are made out of fiberglass, paper, mesh and other filtering materials. Home air purifiers trap particles so the air is cleaner when it’s circulated back into living areas.

What Are the Benefits of Air Purifiers?

There are a number of practical benefits of air purifiers. From health to energy efficiency, air purifiers actually provide solutions for many homeowners. While you clean surfaces, vacuum carpets and wash your hands, the air circulating throughout your home contains many airborne irritants for both you and your home.

Health Benefits

Air purifiers add an additional defense for households concerned with allergies, asthma, pet dander and viruses like COVID-19. During cold and flu season, air purifiers work to provide cleaner air to every room in your home. The effectiveness of air purifiers are difficult to measure because so many other factors impact the health of your household. Debris, bacteria and allergens that collect on surfaces do not process through air purifiers. Ultimately, air purifiers incorporate filters that clean the air within your home.

Energy Efficiency

Air purifiers are highly effective at removing particles from the air. Clean air improves the efficiency of furnaces and HVAC systems. Just like when our technicians perform maintenance on your furnace and air conditioner, air purifiers remove the dust and debris that slows systems. Clean components run better and perform better over time.

Increased Comfort

Air purifiers prevent harmful particles from circulating through the air ducts and vents into your home. Many air purifiers target gaseous irritants found in household cleaners and emitted from natural gas appliances. Whether reducing VOCs, dust, allergens or viruses, improving air quality in your home adds comfort and peace of mind.

When to Contact Poston Brothers

If you are curious about the best air purifier for your home, Poston Brothers Heating & Cooling is ready to help. Our team will match you with the best air purifier to suit your home, family and lifestyle. The primary benefit of a whole house air purifier is treating all the air circulating through your home. Discover how effective air purifiers can be for you.