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Do I Really Need an Air Purifier?

October 19, 2016

You want to keep your family safe and happy, and a big part of that is creating a home environment that is both comfortable and healthy. The indoor air quality of your home not only impacts your home comfort, but it can also play a significant role in your family’s health. An air purifier is one option that you may consider to improve indoor air quality and create a healthier home space.

What is an Air Purifier?

An air purifier is a device which helps to remove harmful particles from the air in your home. Using high-efficiency filters, these devices trap dust, dirt, pet dander, and other contaminants before they can circulate through your home air. An air purifier can be a standalone device used to clean the air in one room or they can be incorporated into your home HVAC system for whole house air purification.

These devices are often recommended for asthmatics and those who have breathing difficulties. For this reason, air purifiers are often used in hospitals to protect those with weakened immune systems. Air purifiers help to reduce the amount of allergens in a home or office setting, helping to improve the quality of your indoor air and help everyone breathe a little easier.

Signs You May Need an Air Purifier

For most homeowners, a standard air filter that is changed regularly can offer sufficient indoor air quality. However, others may need more protection Here are some signs that your home may benefit from an air purifier:

  • You or a member of your family suffers from asthma. Asthma attacks can be triggered by harmful particles in the air you breathe. An air purifier helps provide cleaner air for those who have asthma or other respiratory conditions.
  • You or a family member have severe allergy symptoms. Even the smallest number of particles in the air can trigger symptoms for those who suffer from severe allergies. An air purifier can help reduce the amount of pollutants so that allergy sufferers can breathe easier.
  • You or a family member have a weakened immune system. Those with weakened immune systems, such as young infants or elderly family members, may be more susceptible to developing respiratory issues. Air purifiers help reduce the chances of these family members being affected by air pollution.

Not everyone needs an air purifier and not all air purifiers are created equal. If you are thinking about purchasing one of these devices, you should speak with an experienced HVAC technician who can help recommend the best device for your home. Though it may be easy to install a standalone device, standard HVAC systems are not equipped to handle HEPA filters and will require an experienced HVAC tech to modify the system.

If you need help finding the right indoor air quality products for you, the HVAC experts at Brody Pennell are only a phone call away. Whether you are interested in better air filter options or you want a whole home air purifier, we can help you find the best systems and products to meet your home comfort needs. Contact us today for more information.

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Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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