If you or a family member suffer from allergies, a condition where the body attacks what are essentially harmless elements in the air, using a whole-house air cleaner is a must. Learn how these systems work, and why they offer key advantages over using portable, table-top cleaners.
Whether your trigger is trees, grasses or weeds, pet dander, dust mites or mold, or fragrances or cockroaches, the air filter in your air conditioning system can only do so much in terms of trapping smaller airborne particulates, bioaerosols, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A whole-house air cleaner employs high-efficiency filtration, ultraviolet lights, or some other technology to capture or destroy pollutants, without restricting the airflow of the HVAC system.
Whole-house air cleaners work in conjunction with the air conditioner and furnace. The air is purified before it moves through the ducts and into the living spaces. These highly efficient technologies target very small pollutants, which most often trigger allergies.
Using a portable device offers a measure of improvement, but it’s generally restricted to a limited space, and most commonly used in a bedroom. To achieve whole-house results with portable devices, you’d have to purchase as many systems as you have rooms in your home, which is anything but cost effective. Further, portable devices take up space in your room and they’re unsightly. Maintaining multiple devices can also prove costly.
Whole-house air cleaners, on the other hand:
- Cost less to run
- Require little maintenance
- Run silently
- Aren’t obtrusive
- Keep the HVAC system clean
Get the straight facts on how a whole-house air cleaner can improve conditions within your home. In the Texas Panhandle, contact Amarillo Air Conditioning for more expert advice on improving indoor air quality.
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