Breathe Easy with Cleaner Indoor Air

by | Feb 27, 2018 | Indoor Air Quality | 0 comments

Indoor air pollution is a serious concern, especially for the rapidly growing number of Americans who suffer from asthma, allergies, eczema, and mold sensitivity. According to the EPA, air pollution in the average home may be as much as 10 times greater than outdoor pollution. To deal with this health hazard, let’s discover the difference between an air filter, an air cleaner, and an air purifier.

Air Filter

Despite what you may think, your furnace’s air filter does little, or nothing, to protect your health. The air filter protects your furnace and air-conditioner, not your lungs. Air filters trap only particles of dust, dirt, and debris large enough to be a problem for your heating/cooling system.  The majority of particles affecting your health are too small to be removed by a standard furnace filter.

Changing air filters according to manufacturer instruction is critical for the life of your comfort system, but a standard air filter won’t create safer, healthier air to breathe.

Air Cleaner

The heart of an air cleaner is a special filter built directly into your HVAC system.  It is installed between the air return duct and the furnace so that all air flowing through your home’s duct work is cleaned.

Air cleaners use advanced technology which allow them to remove up to 99% of particulates from the home’s air, making your home’s air safer to breathe, without restricting your system’s airflow.

The tiny, unhealthy particles that an air cleaner removes would flow right through a standard filter.

An air cleaner protects both your lungs and your heating/cooling system.

Air Purifier

Just like an air cleaner, an air purifier removes contaminants from the air. However, instead of using a built-in filter to screen contaminants, an air purifier zaps impurities using UV (ultraviolet) germicidal lamps.  Air purifiers generally operate silently so as not to bother you and your family with extra noise.

Indoor Contaminants Which Cause Health Concerns

  • Pet Dander
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Pollen
  • Dust mites,
  • Dust, soil
  • Mold, mildew, fungus

Depend On Us

Depend on your indoor air quality experts at Lifestyle Comfort Solutions to help you decide whether an air cleaner or air purifier is best for your home.  At Lifestyle Comfort Solutions, our mission is to create homes and workplaces in Dayton, Ohio, which are comfortable, safe, healthy, and energy efficient.

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