Installing a whole-house air purifier can keep your family healthy and free of airborne ailments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. This is partly due to the fact that polluted outdoor air enters your home, and your household also serves as a shelter for certain air contaminants that thrive indoors.
Dust mites, dander, certain molds and bacteria all prefer the comfort of your home rather than the great outdoors. Due to their microscopic size, these tiny homebodies often go unseen by the human eye. But they can still wreak havoc on your health, especially if you are prone to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Air purifiers work to eliminate these sickness-causing contaminants and can eliminate up to 99% of airborne pollutants.
It is important to note, however, that different air cleaners target different types of air pollutants. So it is important for you to ask your air conditioning technician which air purifier is right for you. He or she will discuss your options, and recommend the best one. A visit to your home will be required prior to the installation, since your technician will need to inspect your current heating and cooling units. Your units should be clean, working properly, and accessible. Your technician will also want to know whether there is sufficient space available for the air purifier.
Normally, installations are simple and should take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. If modifications to your existing heating and cooling units are needed, however, then the installation may take longer. The best way to find out how long the installation will take is to have your air conditioning technician visit your home. These visits are usually free or charge and always informative.
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