Clean, pure air: a vital component to life. And here in central Wisconsin, our air quality is pretty good. There are many reasons why we need air purification systems in our homes, however.
The purity of the air we breathe is essential to our health and comfort, wherever we may be. Outdoor pollution, especially in congested urban or industrial areas, can diminish air quality to hazardous levels, but the air inside of our homes may be at risk as well. While not directly exposed to exhaust fumes or factory smoke-stacks, outdoor air inevitably travels into our home via heating and air conditioning, open doors and windows, and even through the structure itself. Various allergens such as pollen may also find their way into the air you breathe, even if you don’t live in an area prone to other types of pollution. The internal environment can generate its own set of contaminants, including dust, molds and pet dander, which could cause a variety of health-related issues.
Air Purification Goes Beyond Filters
Filters are the tip of the spear when it comes to combating unclean air. Typical HVAC systems employ filters in the various mechanisms responsible for airflow and circulation. Keeping close tabs on filter maintenance will greatly reduce the airborne impurities to which you are exposed. Most air filters are designed to remove solid particulates such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria from the air. Depending on the materials used in their construction and their specifications, however, varying degrees of filtration are attained. For example, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filters must remove 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3 µm from the air that passes through them.
Our expert air purification installers will make sure that your home has the best quality, most breathable air possible. Call Steve’s Plumbing and Heating today and get started on an allergen-free household. We will work with you to come up with the most effective solution for your home and budget.