Benefits of a Whole-House Air Cleaner

December 9, 2015

Many modern or renovated homes have been created to be well sealed. While this is a great thing for energy efficiency, it can also trap allergens and air pollutants inside your home.

Allergens, pollutants, pet dander and dust can quickly build up in your home. These things can cause problems with breathing, headaches, nausea, and may lead to repeated respiratory infections.

So how can you have an energy efficient home and clean air?

Get Clean Air in Your Home

A whole-house air cleaner can help you breathe easy. These systems can be built into your HVAC system, this may be through retrofitting a current system or they may be automatically built in, there are also stand-alone systems that can be easily incorporated into your home. These whole house air purifiers can help clean the air in your home, keeping you and your family healthy.

There are three main types of whole house air cleaners with each system using different techniques to clean the air.

  • Stand Alone Electrostatic Air Cleaner – These recessed systems are low profile and just look like register vents. They are kept in a return air box and can hide in your ceiling or walls. Installation is quick and simple because these types of air cleaners are not connected to your HVAC system. They work through passing air through the return vent, gasses and particles are trapped and filtered by an activated carbon filter and the polarizing process. A non-ionizing process helps catch the particles.
  • Connected Electrostatic Air Cleaner – Another type of electrostatic air cleaner can be tied directly to your HVAC system, mounting between the air handler and your return ductwork. They are connected to your HVAC system and use electrostatic polarization and HEPA or MERV filters. These systems can remove the tiniest particles from the air leaving the air in your home fresh and clean.
  • HEPA Air Purifier – These are systems that also work independently of your HVAC system. They use HEPA filters and a fan to pull the air through a filter. The particles are then trapped and clean air is released back into your home.

Whole house air cleaners work to draw the dirty air from your home, cleaning them through different processes. The results give you a significant reduction in allergens and pollutants inside your home decreasing your indoor air pollution levels.

Contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling for Installation

If you are looking for a whole house air purifier that can help you improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact the team at Ricks Heating & Cooling.