If you are concerned about the air quality inside of your home, there are a number of different options that may be able to help. Installing a whole-home air purifier or whole-home dehumidifier can contribute to improved indoor air quality. However, each of these units does so in a much different way.
Tackle Pollen and Other Airborne Particles With an Air Purifier
The primary purpose of an air purifier is to filter allergens, bacteria, pollutants, contaminants, and other potentially harmful particles out of the air to ensure you do not have to breathe them in. Although your HVAC system filter does trap some dust and particles like pollen, mold spores, and dust mites, it is mostly ineffective against bacteria, gas, paint fumes, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and other smaller particles. For this reason, more and more homeowners are opting for the added protection that a whole-home air purifier provides.
These units use a series of filters that are far more efficient than your furnace filter at trapping airborne particles. They can be particularly useful for anyone who suffers from asthma and seasonal allergies or has any other respiratory or breathing problems. They can also help keep your family from being sick by preventing germs from being spread throughout your home whenever your heating or air conditioning system is running.
Make Sure Your Home Is Free of Mold With a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers can help to improve indoor air quality by reducing the amount of mold spores inside of a house. Damp, humid conditions can allow mold colonies to grow inside of your attic, basement, ductwork, and other areas of the house. By installing a whole-home dehumidifier, you can prevent this from happening by ensuring the humidity in your home never gets too high. A dehumidifier works by cooling the air that passes through it, which draws moisture out of the air and condenses it into water.
At Shield Comfort Heating & Cooling, we specialize in dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and a range of other indoor air quality solutions for customers in Avon, Columbus, and the surrounding areas. Radiant heating, duct cleaning, and furnace and AC repair, maintenance, and installation are just some of the other tasks we can assist you with. Contact us today to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions or any of our other services.