Many homeowners are surprised to learn that despite the level of cleanliness in their homes that the indoor air quality is poor, filled with airborne germs, airborne particles, chemical odors, vapors and can even pose certain health risks. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency consistently ranks indoor air pollution as a concerning environmental danger that we face on a daily basis as pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. Oftentimes, these contaminants are completely odorless and cannot be seen by the naked eye, making it difficult to determine their presence. With people spending approximately 90% of their time indoors, it is critical to ensure that the air we breathe is pure and free of any harmful bacteria and pollutants.
Fortunately, there are ways to significantly reduce or altogether eliminate dangerous airborne contaminants with a home air purification system. Continue reading to discover the benefits of installing a home air purification system in your home.
What is a Home Air Purification System?
A home air purification system improves indoor air quality as it passes through your home’s HVAC system, removing dangerous airborne particles so you’re left with clean air. Indoor air quality is described as the quality of air inside the home and is calculated by the number of pollutants inside and its humidity and ventilation levels. The air purification installation process usually takes a day to complete and requires the help of an HVAC specialist.
The Intellipure SuperV air purification system we use at Lifetronic Systems has an electric charge that catches small particles down to 0.007 microns in size, disinfecting the particles while they’re being gathered. The system can capture over 99% of potentially harmful particles, microorganisms, viruses and volatile organic compounds in your home so you can breathe in clean, healthy air.
Home Purification System Benefits for Your Home
#1: Pure Air
The importance of maintaining a home with healthy, pure air for your family cannot be stressed enough. The effects from breathing in polluted indoor air can produce immediate health effects (eye irritation, coughing, headaches, runny nose) or health symptoms that take years to show (respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer). With an air purification system, you can stay rest assured that it will kill harmful viruses and bacteria while disinfecting the air you breathe. Controlling indoor air pollutants can help reduce your risk of developing chronic, life-long health concerns. This home technology can treat the air to help combat airborne viruses, such as the coronavirus (there is currently research underway on how effective this system is at specifically targeting SARS-CoV-2).
#2: Eliminates Home Odor
Homeowners (especially those with pets!) love the benefit of having indoor air passed through the HVAC mechanism that strips air particles of their odor. Many particles that pass through the air purifier, such as bacteria and toxins, produce a pungent odor that is eliminated as it flows through the purification system. Even odor from cigarettes, cooking, cleaning products and pets are quickly cleaned.
#3: Decrease Dust Particle Buildup
Dust and dust mites are other indoor air contaminants that can wreak havoc on indoor air quality and cause negative health consequences. Having the right humidity level in the room can spawn the accumulation of dust and dust mites on bedding, electronics, carpets, rugs and other items in the home. The startling truth is, that even when you dust and vacuum your home, dust which is considered an allergen, becomes airborne and can then be inhaled. With a home air purifier, dust accumulates more slowly because it becomes trapped in the HVAC unit. As a result, you’ll just need to replace the filters approximately every couple of years (depending on the system). Replacing the filters is simple and does not require a professional.
#4: Whole Home Coverage
Unlike other portable air purification products, an air purification system is installed into the HVAC unit of your home so the entire square footage of your home is purified and disinfected. While other portable air purifiers on the market may be effective for the space they encompass, they are limited to the room they’re in. Whole air purification systems are also more aesthetically pleasing as they are not visible in the room.
#5: Easy Maintenance
Few things are “set it and forget it”, but your home air purification system is a household feature you can rely on upon without much maintenance concerns. Aside from the filter replacement, the HVAC add-on system does not require much upkeep. They quietly work 24/7 to clean the air in your home; we mean that in the literal sense. Air purification systems are silent so you will not notice any new household sound.
Home air purification systems can be retrofitted to your current HVAC setup. They are also becoming more popular in new builds as homeowners demand clean air as a necessity in their future homes.
Ready to Get Started?
Installing a home air purification system will filter out airborne particles, germs, bacteria and even odor. Give you and your family the confidence in knowing that your indoor air is cleaner and safer to breathe. Contact us today to set up a free consultation for an air purification system.