Oct 24 2017

Fall with an Air Purifier

When you think about poor air quality, you probably think about smog, smoke, and other outdoor pollutants. However, it may come as a surprise to know that your Bellaire, Texas, home likely has worse air than what you breathe outside. Protect yourself and your family members by adding an air purifier to your home’s HVAC system to clean the air you breathe.

Choose the Right Purifier

With a variety of air purifier options available, it’s not easy to know which is the right fit for your home. You can pick up a tabletop purifier that pulls the air from one room, removes toxins, and releases it back into the space. Many people use smaller air purifiers in their bedrooms to help alleviate allergies as they sleep. You can also choose a whole-home purifier that works with your HVAC system to improve the air quality throughout the space. An HVAC technician will install the purifier as part of your heating and cooling system.

Some purifiers actually release toxins back into the air as they operate, which can cause lung irritation and breathing problems among those who suffer from asthma. Some of the most common pollutants in household air include dander, pollen, mold and plant spores, dust mites, and fungi. In order to remove these from the air, look for an air purifier with a HEPA filter. You can also find air purifiers that help remove smoke, household odors, and gases from the air. These purifiers typically contain some type of carbon or charcoal filter for absorption of odors. 

Benefits of an Air Purifier

Different air purifiers target their own benefits, although the most common benefit is removing allergy-causing contaminants from the air. When you don’t breathe these toxins in, you can reduce your allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, eye irritation, congestion, and headaches, while breathing cleaner, healthier air.

Make your home more comfortable as the seasons change. Learn more about adding an air purifier to improve indoor air quality by calling Maxx AC & Heating at 281-409-3890.

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