Are you interested in improving the quality of your home’s air? Upgrading to a more efficient filter is one option, but standard filters will only get you so far, even if they have high MERV ratings. The best option for making your home’s air healthier is to install an air cleaner, which can remove up to 99 percent of the contaminants in your home’s air. You might be wondering whether or not your home could benefit from a whole house air cleaner, so today we’re going to talk about 5 signs that suggest you should consider installing one in your home!
5 reasons you should consider installing an air cleaner in your home
- It will alleviate allergy symptoms. One group of people who benefit greatly from whole house air cleaners are those who suffer from allergies. This is especially true around this time of year when seasonal allergies are common. Allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes are the result of contaminants like pollen and ragweed getting into your home’s air. An air cleaner will remove nearly every trace of these contaminants from your home’s air, which will greatly reduce allergy symptoms on a daily basis.
- It will alleviate asthma symptoms. If anyone in your family suffers from asthma, the severity of their symptoms will be directly linked to the quality of your home’s air. That’s because common airborne contaminants like dust mites, pet dander and chemicals from cleaning and hygiene products are all known to trigger asthma attacks. A whole house air cleaner will remove those contaminants and make it much easier to breathe for anyone in your home who has asthma.
- It will eliminate bad odors in your home. Does your home have strange smells that you can’t seem to get rid of? Or does it seem like odors linger around much longer than they should? There are a number of common airborne contaminants that can alter the smell of your home’s air, including chemicals from household products and biological contaminants like bacteria and mildew. An air clearer can eliminate bad odors in your home by removing those contaminants and leaving your air smelling fresh and clean.
- It will provide maximum protection for your HVAC system. Does dirt tend to accumulate on your home’s supply and return registers, even if you change your air filter on a regular basis? This is a sign that your air filter is not doing its job properly. And if dirt is building up on your air registers, you can be sure that it’s building up on your furnace and air conditioner as well. An air cleaner does an excellent job at removing dirt and dust from your home’s air, which provides the best-possible protection for your heating and cooling system from dirt buildup.
- It will protect your long-term health. There is a category of airborne contaminants called volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that can be a health risk after long-term exposure. The average home has 2-5 times higher levels of VOC’s than the levels that are found outdoors. Studies have linked long-term exposure to VOC’s with an increased risk of health problems like cancer and damage to the liver, kidneys and central nervous system. If you’re concerned about VOC’s in your home’s air, installing an air cleaner will make you rest easy because it will remove nearly all of those compounds and make your indoor environment much healthier.
If you have any questions about whether or not your home needs an air cleaner, or if you’d like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Coachella Valley furnace and air conditioning contractor.