The Webster Dictionary definition of an air purifier is "device that removes contaminating particles (such as dust, pollen, and dander) from the air." Air purifiers suck the air in your home through a filter system that removes airborne particles. The air purifier then blows through a fan to circulate the purified air back into the room. There are two different options you can choose from, a mobile device that all you have to do is plug in and wash the filter regularly or a whole house system that an HVAC professional from Hubbard Heating and Plumbing, Inc. would have to install. 

 

According to the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air may be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. With people spending up to 90 percent more time indoors, indoor air quality is a huge concern. Air purifiers assist in removing impurities in the air we breathe, such as: 

 

  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold Spores
  • Chemical Fumes
 

Are just a short list of particles that can make you or your family suffer. Air purifiers use a woven material to capture these particles as they pass through. This woven material or air filter accumulate trapped particles. We inhale a merely 14,000 or more quarts of air per day. Most people are unaware of or ignore the importance of breathing clean, fresh air, as well. Do you or a family member live with the following?

 

Allergies: There is an air purifier designed strictly for allergy relief. They will have a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter explicitly removing indoor allergens. 

 

Asthma: An asthma air purifier contains an added odor and chemical filtration as well as HEPA filters for allergen particle removal.

 

Chemical Sensitivities: An chemical air purifier contains a heavy odor and chemical filter.

 

Pets: Consider HEPA air purifiers; they are designed to remove pet dander, odors, and hair.

 

Smoke: Smoke air purifiers eliminate any smoke from a fireplace, cigarette, pipe, cigar, and other associated fumes that could aggravate your respiratory system. 

 

Hubbard Heating & Plumbing can assist you with all of your air purification needs. Our team of trained professionals can get your system running like new again, and can help answer any questions about the process along the way. Give us a call today at 607-532-4739 to schedule your maintenance check, or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you.

 

Sources: 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20purifier

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/air-cleaners-and-air-filters-home

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/air-purifier-reviews/a25252001/do-air-purifiers-work/