If you’re considering adding an air purification system during your air conditioner installation appointment, there are a few essential things that you need to know. Air quality is an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of heating and cooling. However, it’s importance cannot be understated. Poor air quality is directly linked to health issues like allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.
The problem is, not many homeowners know the ins and outs of buying air purifiers. Here are a few tips from our HVAC experts at Econoair Heating and Cooling, Inc. on how to choose an air purification system that’s 100% right for your home.
Portable vs. Whole-House Purifiers
Portable air purifiers pair well with ductless installations. These standalone units can be placed in any room, but most homeowners tend to use them in their bedrooms to improve their overall comfort level. A whole-home purifier, on the other hand, is an ideal partner for centralized HVAC systems. For best results, contact your trusted local heating and cooling professionals about retrofitting an existing system with an air purifier
Air Change Rates
While discussing the size and type of air purifier you need is important, checking its “air change per hour”, or ACH rate, is equally necessary. This number allows you to get an accurate estimate of how well a purifier performs and can help you and your technician find optimal installation settings to really boost your air quality levels.
Care & Maintenance
Just as with any air conditioner or boiler installation, checking maintenance requirements is a must. For most purifiers, this simply means changing the air filters regularly. The frequency depends on the kind of filter you’re using, and could range from three months to five years. Other models use UV light to clean the air and don’t need any filter changes at all.
Find the right air purifier unit for your home with the help of our HVAC specialists at Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc., your trusted HVAC company. Give us a call at (905) 763-2400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation visit or request a free estimate on air purifiers today.