Blogs from April, 2018

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How air purifiers work depends on the type of air purifier:

  • Media filters create a physical barrier to capture larger particles

  • Electrostatic filters use charged particles to capture even smaller particles

  • Electronic filters use a high-voltage charge to attract and capture contaminants

  • UV filters use ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and mold

If you’re not careful, the air in your home can exacerbate allergies and negatively impact your health over a long period of time. A good way to protect yourself and your family from these threats to health is to invest in an air purification system, which can eliminate the pollutants in your home by essentially cleaning the air.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is a long list of contaminants commonly found in households across the country, including:

  • Smoke
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Emissions from combustion sources
  • Pollution from building materials and furnishings (paint, insulation, etc.).

How Whole-House Air Purifiers Work

While the first line of defense against airborne contaminants is a clean and well-ventilated home, it may not be enough for people who suffer from certain sensitivities; that’s where air filters come in. Household air filters come in several types.

Typically, these filters are either built into separate units placed in individual rooms (portable filters) or almost any HVAC system (whole-house filters). Using a whole-house air purification system allows you to treat your entire home and not just one room. Your heating and AC system can circulate the air inside your home and push it through the purification system to remove contaminants that can worsen allergies and asthma, and eliminate unwanted odors without the use of artificial fragrances. Using an air purifier instead of a commercial fragrance product to get rid of smells reduces the number of chemicals and can help create a healthier and fresher home environment.

Aside from eliminating the need for multiple air purifiers around the home, a whole-house air purification system takes up less space, provides little to no extra noise, and saves you the expense of having to purchase both air purifier filters and HVAC filters. Best of all, many newer thermostats offer automatic cycling features so you can schedule air purification at any time, and from anywhere, if WiFi remote access is available.

If you’re interested in purchasing a whole-house air purification system to go along with your HVAC, please our Huntington Beach indoor air quality experts at Trifecta Heating & Air Conditioning today. We also install and service humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

Call Trifecta Heating & Air Conditioning today at (714) 465-5525 or contact us online to schedule an indoor air quality service in Huntington Beach!