What to Look for When Choosing an Air Purifier
September 5, 2013
Should you invest in an air purification system for your home? Your best defense against poor indoor air quality is having an air purifier installed in your home. If you or a family member has problems with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, an air purifier could help.
Before you invest in any type of air purifying system though you should first take steps to keep your home as free of pollutants as possible. This means sealing any air leaks. Air is constantly leaking both into and out of your home. Setting up an air filtration system will do little good if you do not first take care of this problem. Due to air leaks, the air in the average home is replaced by outside air about every two hours. As you can imagine, this could render any air purifying relatively worthless.
There are a few additional steps you should take to make sure that could make a big difference. Look at this checklist and see if there are any:
● Are you vacuuming frequently?
● Have you had your house tested for radon gas?
● Made sure you do not store any harsh chemicals in your home?
● Do you have carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home?
● Do you regularly maintain vents, heating equipment, and fireplaces?
● Do you have exhaust fans in your kitchen and laundry rooms?
Getting clean air into your home and not polluting your home with chemicals is important, but sometimes you are doing everything right and still running into difficulties. This is when it is a good idea to think about an air purifier.
Choosing an Air Purification System
If someone in your home has bad allergies, do not choose an air purifier that produces ozone as a byproduct. You will not be doing anybody any favors by introducing this byproduct into your home. Instead, look for an air purifier that is able to filter out air pollutants, dust, and pollen without running at high speed. The system should not interfere with the HVAC system you already have in place, since the systems will share a central blower and ducts. You will want to have the integrity of the HVAC system checked and have updates made if necessary.
Lennox makes the PureAir™ Air Purification System. It is the only single indoor air quality system to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants. It not only reduces, but it also destroys ozone, which is a known lung irritant.
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To discover which system is right for your home or business call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 for a free consultation.