People spend about 90% of their time indoors, with most of that in their homes. Indoor air is often polluted, which can negatively impact your health. An air cleaner is designed to remove pollutants from the air and so improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
Indoor Air Quality
Heating and air conditioning make up about half of the typical homeowner’s utility bills. People want to save money, so homes are built airtight. While this prevents conditioned air from escaping outdoors, it also results in indoor air becoming stale and polluted.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
You can get rid of the sources of pollution in your home or make it better ventilated to improve indoor air quality. This can be challenging, though, as you wouldn’t want to get rid of the family pet or leave a window open all the time.
The third option is to have an air cleaner. Air cleaners are also known as air purifiers. These devices pull in air and run it through a filter designed to remove pollutants.
Portable Air Cleaner
You can buy a portable air cleaner to remove pollutants in a single room. The packaging should tell you how large of a room the air cleaner can handle. They’ll often have a HEPA filter, which is effective at removing even very fine particles.
Whole-Home Air Cleaner
A whole-home air cleaner is installed in the ductwork. It has a filter that removes very fine particles from the air whenever your heating and cooling system is operating. They can trap pollen, pet dander, viruses, and other pollutants. The advantage of a whole-home air cleaner is that it can clean all the air in your home, unlike a portable one. They come with a controller that is located inside your home.
Hi-Tech Air Heating & Cooling of Lakeside, CA, installs whole-home air cleaners. We also install, repair and tune-up heating and cooling systems, such as furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. Please call us today to find out more. We would be happy to assist you with all of your indoor home comfort needs.