When your spring allergies bother you, you might spend a lot of money on over-the-counter medication, doctors’ visits, tissues, and everything you need to feel more comfortable. Outdoor allergies may call for some costly solutions, but when you’re in your home, your allergies simply should not be so hard to handle.
Having a whole-home air purifier in your HVAC system can help to make it easier for you to get through the spring. Whether it’s pollen, dust mites, or even your own cat’s dander that’s bothering you, an air purifier may ease your symptoms, and should continue to work well throughout the year and for many years to come.
How a Whole-Home Air Purifier Works
There are a few different types of air purifiers. Ionizing air cleaners are installed in the HVAC system so that they can charge particles in the air as they pass by. Particles in the air, like pollen and mold spores, can then become attracted to a surface of the opposite charge. Typically, this means the particles cling to a set of metal plates within the system. You have to clean off these plates every few months or so. Alternatively, you might get an air purifier that sends the particles through the air so that they cling to surfaces in the room—the curtains, for example, or the furniture, which you likely vacuum regularly anyway.
How a UV Air Purifier Works
There are also air purifiers designed to target the worst contaminants found in the air—tiny living microorganisms like bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and more. This can be quite helpful to someone with asthma, or to someone with an immune system disorder.
As these organisms pass by the UV light, they are killed on contact. But don’t worry, they don’t do any harm to the people in your home. You’ll need a quality HVAC technician if you want your air purifier to be installed properly.
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