Home Air Purifiers and Air Quality Testing in the Greater Saint Louis Area
An air tight home is essential for energy-efficiency, but it can also lead to poor indoor air quality if air pollutants, smells, and germs are not filtered from the air in your house. Pet dander, dust mites, cooking smells, chemical smells from cleaning solutions and home furnishings, bacteria and viruses in the home can cause allergy and breathing problems along with an increase in illness.
Indoor air quality is among the most important factors to green-building modifications. More and more home builders, remodelers and HVAC contractors are paying attention to air quality and would do well to look for more ways to satisfy this growing customer need and want.
Whole-home air-cleaning systems are increasing in popularity. Most purifiers can be incorporated into almost any HVAC system and are available in various sizes, types and price ranges. Some types include electrostatic recessed, electrostatic polarization with HEPA or MERV filters, HEPA air purifiers, and activated carbon technology, UV technology, and negative ion.
Purifiers can be installed into the return air box, mounted between the air handler and return ductwork, or can be standalone units placed in the room. Installation can be very quick and take less than 30 minutes. The systems are designed so that air passes through them and the particles and gases are trapped by a filter or treated by UV lights – sometimes both. Most of these systems are easy to maintain and simply requiring a good “dusting” and filter replacement.
When it comes to improving indoor air quality, whole-home air cleaners are powerful tools. With so many options available, you should have no problem choose a system that will fit your budget and needs.