If you or a member of your household tends to develop allergies in the spring, consider getting an indoor air purifier. In this post, HVAC installation company ACS Air Conditioning Systems explains how it works and whether it’s worth investing in if you’re vulnerable to spring allergies.
How Do Air Purifiers Work?
Most air purifiers operate by collecting air through an intake fan. Air then passes through its filtration component and is released as clean air. The filtration system typically consists of one or more HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters – which can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns – and may be complemented by UV purification systems. Some air purifiers are equipped with sensors that allow them to turn themselves off when indoor air pollutants drop below a certain level.
Why Should You Get an Air Purifier?
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should get an air purifier from a local HVAC repair and installation contractor, consider the following:
- It can help prevent allergy symptoms. Allergens that find their way indoors, like pollen, mold and pet dander, trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. An air purifier supplements the filtration system in your HVAC system and helps alleviate troubles typically associated with allergies.
- It can reduce volatile organic compound levels. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are substances that come from common household items like cleaning products, air fresheners and certain types of plastics and paint. VOCs can cause symptoms similar to those caused by allergens, as well as headaches, dizziness and nausea. Many types of VOCs are released slowly over several years in a process called off-gassing, and air purifiers can help ensure that VOCs remain at safe levels.
- It can help eliminate odors. Cooking odors and the smell of smoke can hang around for a long time. An air purifier will help eliminate lingering odors, as well as yellowing and grease typically caused by nicotine and particles emitted during cooking.
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