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Do Air Purifiers Actually Work?

The arctic air is officially here in Central Indiana, which means that we will be spending a lot more time indoors in the next few months. While many Hoosiers will justifiably be focused on keeping their heating system running and making sure their home stays warm and comfortable throughout the winter, the quality of the air you’re breathing is just as important. Since there are so many other expenses on your mind this holiday season, one might wonder: do whole home air purifiers actually work?  

The short answer is: Yes! Whole Home Air Purifiers are a terrific way to limit the amount of airborne bacteria and pollutants in your home’s air supply and keep your family healthy this Winter. Learn more about the benefits of air purifiers and how Star Heating & cooling can help your family breathe easier.

Air Pollutants That a Whole Home Air Purifier Can Eliminate

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution can be anywhere between 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor air. These particulate air pollutants run the gamut from being incredibly annoying to incredibly harmful to your health. Certain common airborne pollutants like dust, pet dander, and mold spores can cause flare-ups of asthma and allergy symptoms, while the prolonged exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like certain building materials, paints, and solvents have been linked to long-term health problems. 

Installing a whole home air purifier in your HVAC system will help you mitigate or reduce the following common air pollutants in your home:

  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Pesticides
  • Viruses, mold, bacteria
  • Aerosols and cleaning products 
  • Furniture and cabinetry contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 
  • Smoke and cooking odors
  • Building materials and paints

Why Choose a Whole Home Air Purifier Over a Single Room Air Purifier?

You’re probably wondering if it’s worth it to get a whole home air purifying system single-room unit. It is. Single-room air purifiers will only treat the air in one room, will need to replace filters frequently, and are not known to last very long. 

On the other hand, a whole house air purification system is installed directly into your HVAC system, will require little to no maintenance, and provide clean air to your entire home. This can be incredibly beneficial if you have chronic allergy or asthma sufferers in your household. 

Other Benefits You’ll Enjoy With a Whole Home Air Purifier 

Besides the obvious benefits for those who suffer from respiratory afflictions like seasonal allergies and asthma, a whole home air purifier will improve the air quality which can provide a litany of other great health and comfort improvements. They include:   

Eliminating Harmful Contaminants

Less flu and cold symptoms from the reduction of contaminants that lead to those illnesses. Effective air purifiers can kill bacteria and some viruses, including the common cold.  

Neutralizing Bad Smells

Mold spores, asbestos, and pet dander can cause unpleasant odors in your home. With a complete home air purifier, these common airborne particles that cause smells will be eliminated. 

Improving Sleep

Since you won’t be sick as often with a whole home air purifying system, you’ll breathe easier, and have fewer interruptions to your normal sleep cycle. Fewer interruptions allow your brain to complete more sleep cycles and get more REM sleep, which helps your body and mind recover from the previous day.

Fight Back Against Indoor Air Pollutants With a Whole House Air Purifier from Star Heating & Cooling

If you have any more questions about whole home air purifiers that we didn’t already answer, you can always contact us to give you more information. Star Heating & Cooling’s professional Indoor Air Quality and Comfort Enhancement technicians are dedicated to bringing clean, breathable air into your home, and helping your Central Indiana family stay healthy and comfortable throughout the Winter season.