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Is Your Indoor Air as Clean as You Think?

woman-holding-sign-asking-how-is-the-air-quality-in-your-homeWhat many homeowners in our area don’t realize is that, without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. That is, it can be unhealthy to breathe. This is particularly true if you have a home that was built in the last few decades. Modern construction has allowed for highly energy-efficient spaces that help your air conditioner and heating systems work as effectively as possible but, unfortunately, leave no opportunities for indoor air to escape out, and

This is great news for your energy bills, but you could very well be sacrificing healthy indoor air to get there. Especially if you or a family member has allergies or asthma. Things like dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other allergens can get trapped inside with you and make even the healthiest person suffer.

“Well, I Have an Air Filter in my HVAC System, Isn’t That Enough?”

Unfortunately, no. This is a common misconception—that the air filter within your AC or heating system is there to protect the quality of your indoor air. While this filter certainly doesn’t hurt indoor air quality and does draw some debris from the air, it’s purpose is actually to protect the inside components of your HVAC systems from that debris.

So even though you have minimal indoor air quality protection, as long as you’re changing this air filter every 1-3 months, you’re unfortunately not doing enough to truly combat unhealthy air. What can you do about it?

Invest in a Whole-House Air Purifier

When you think of an air purifier, you may envision those smaller, room-sized units that you can buy from pretty much any hardware or even home goods store. These certainly aren’t a bad idea for a single room, however, they won’t give you comprehensive results. You’d do well to consider a whole-house air purifier, whether it is an electronic air purifier, UV germicidal lights, or a combination of both.

Why does this matter?

Whole-house air purification is cost-efficient. Smaller, portable air purifiers may seem really convenient, but one can only handle a room or maybe two rooms at a time. Instead of purchasing multiple units to place around the house, a whole-house system addresses the whole home, offering you a more comprehensive and cost-efficient approach.

Additionally, there’s no need to worry about replacing multiple filters every couple of months and otherwise maintaining several portable units. Rather, you only have one system that’s integrated directly into your HVAC systems, and can be accessed and maintained by your trusted HVAC pro.

Whole-house air purification is convenient. As we stated above, a whole-house system can be integrated right into your cooling or heating system. This means you don’t need to take up any space with portable units, and you don’t need to worry about the noise associated with having multiple portable units stationed around your house.

Plus, you’ll have uniform air quality throughout your living space, all the time.

Remember, while it will drastically reduce your indoor air quality problems, an air purifier won’t provide 100% protection from all indoor air issues, such as virus transmission. We know a lot of customers are concerned with that these days, and we are aware of the safety precautions we must take given the current COVID-19 situation. We encourage you to read up on what we’re doing to keep homeowners safe and follow CDC guidelines when it comes to protecting your family.

Ace Hardware Home Services is your trusted resource for Hickory, NC air purifier services. Click Ace Hardware Home Services today!

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