Choosing Your Air Cleaner and/or Purifier

woman-blowing-noseWhat do you think about when you think about living comfortably? Here in Vermont, your heater may be the first thing that springs to mind. We won’t talk about that too much right now, though — it may not be too summery around here, but let’s try and enjoy it before winter sneaks up on once again, okay? Your air conditioner is another likely answer to the question. However, you cannot afford to overlook the impact that your indoor air quality in Springfield, VT can have on your overall comfort, either.

Now, we are lucky enough to live in an area with relatively clean, fresh mountain air surrounding us most of the time. There is still pollution, of course, but certainly not the level that you’d expect to find in major cities. A lot of pollutants themselves are naturally occurring, though, and that means that, even in our beautiful area, your indoor air quality may be suffering. Fortunately, we have the solutions to the problems that you face.

Filters, Purifiers, and Germicidal Solutions

The most basic way in which to clean the air in your home is with an air filtration system. Basic does not mean obvious, though, and many homeowners mistakenly believe that they are already protected. After all, you have an air filter to change in your AC and/or furnace, right? Isn’t that enough?

Not only is it not enough, but it really has little place at all in the indoor air quality discussion. You see, this standard air filter is actually of quite a low efficiency rating, which is measured with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). Residential systems cannot typically handle the high level of airflow resistance created by higher efficiency filters installed in the HVAC systems.

You can, however, choose to use a designated air filtration system that offers a whole-house solution while also working with your HVAC systems. Our technicians can help you to find the right one for your needs. When filtration is simply not enough, though, you’ll want to start looking at air purifiers.

There are various air purifiers out there, and they serve different functions. Electronic air purifiers are used to remove pollutants like dust and dirt, much like air filters do. Rather than just filtering the air as it passes through the system, though, electronic air purifiers charge pollutants in the air so that they can be trapped on oppositely charged collector plates. This is made possible through an ionization process.

Even these sophisticated systems cannot really deal with biological pollutants, though, as these pollutants can reproduce. Biological pollutants include viruses, mold, and bacteria. While too small for most filters and presenting the complication of reproduction, there is a simple way to combat these pollutants: UV air purifiers. Using ultraviolet light that is confined to your ductwork, you can destroy these pollutants and render them incapable of reproduction. That can help you to live in a cleaner, more healthful environment.

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