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What Are the Benefits of a Whole House Air Purifier?

The average American spends about 90% of their time indoors, and because of recent measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), people have been spending more time inside than ever before.

Because of this, it’s important to take proactive steps to improve the quality of air in your home. One easy way to protect your family’s health is by having a whole house air purifier installed. A whole house air cleaner purifies the air to eliminate harmful air pollution and contaminants. This is especially important for those living with asthma, allergies or any other respiratory issues.

Star Heating & Cooling has been the trusted HVAC company for thousands of homeowners in Fishers, Indiana, and across Central Indiana. Contact us today to discuss our indoor air quality solutions, including the installation of a whole home air purifier.

What are Common Pollutants Indoors?

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more contaminated than the air outdoors. You can’t see many of the indoor air pollutants and contaminants because of how small they are – but, unfortunately, they’re there! Here are some of the common pollutants that a central air purification system can filter out:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Pollen
  • Mold spores
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold
  • Dust mites

How do Air Purifiers Work?

Unlike portable air filters that can be used to purify air in a single room, whole house air purifiers are connected directly to your home’s HVAC system or ductwork. 

These systems are highly effective at filtering out tiny airborne particles that your HVAC air filter can’t. An air cleaner uses a UV light system to eliminate bacteria and viruses that circulate in your indoor air. They are captured before they can pollute your home’s air supply.

Aside from the obvious health benefits, an air purification system will also save you money compared to buying and running several portable air filters around your home. They also improve the condition of your HVAC system by preventing contaminants from building up on equipment and in the ductwork.

Signs You Need An Air Purifier

If you’re still deciding whether you need an air filtration system, answer these questions:

Is Your Home Dusty?

If you can see dust and debris coming from your vents, that’s an obvious sign of poor indoor air quality, and you should consider calling the HVAC technicians at Star Heating & Cooling to discuss indoor air quality options.

Is There A Smell in the Air?

A smell coming from your ductwork is never a good sign. Some common contaminants that can produce a foul smell include bacteria, mildew and mold. If any of these harmful contaminants are in your home, call a HVAC repair company as soon as possible.

Is Your Home’s Air Stale?

If the air seems stuffy or stale, then your indoor air quality could be compromised. An air purification system can help.

Do Family Members Have Health Issues or Allergies?

It’s estimated that 25 million American suffer from asthma and another 50 million cope with allergy symptoms. Whole house air purifiers can work to eliminate pollen and other irritants that can lead to allergy and asthma symptoms. Family members who suffer from emphysema and COPD can also benefit from clean air.

Star Heating & Cooling Offers the Top Air Purification Systems

Star offers top-of-the-line air purification solutions for your home. Both the Carrier Performance and Infinity models come with 10-year limited warranties.

The budget-conscious performance model has a slim profile to fit into tight installation spaces and boasts a respectable Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating of 13 – meaning independent lab tests show it will remove 96% of viruses from your indoor air within 24 hours of activation.

The Infinity air purifier provides superior air quality with a MERV rating of 15 – the highest of any Carrier model – to trap and kill 99% of airborne viruses and bacteria within 24 hours of installation. This helps keep your family healthy as soon as it’s turned on.

Contact Star Heating & Cooling Today

Do you have dust or other particles infiltrating your indoor air? The NATE-certified technicians at Star Heating & Cooling can handle all of your indoor air quality needs. At Star, our employees deliver an experience and results customers have come to appreciate and expect. If you have any questions about your indoor air quality, give us a call today at 317-576-3372.