Maintaining clean indoor air can be challenging no matter the time of year. In the fall, both seasonal factors and continual issues can compromise even the cleanest indoor air. Here’s how an air cleaner can benefit your family’s health and your Lake Havasu home this autumn.
Traps the Smallest Particles
Air cleaners and purifiers come in many varieties, some more complex than others. Air cleaners that integrate with your HVAC system and fit neatly between the air handler and ductwork are one of the simplest styles, yet they’re also some of the highest performing models. With a mix of advanced air filters and electrostatic polarization, these air cleaners can trap and remove particles that are as small as just .03 microns. That means these devices can capture microscopic particles like pet dander, tobacco smoke, and even bacteria, effectively filtering these irritants out of your home’s air supply.
Reduces Unpleasant Odors
If your home experiences poor circulation or never quite seems to smell fresh, an air cleaner offers an effective solution. While some models can trap small particles that cause unwanted odors, others are better at neutralizing them. The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner, available from Ambient Edge, features an odor-removing carbon fiber filter that emits a pleasant coconut smell when activated.
Provides Minor and Major Health Benefits
Air cleaners can remove most major seasonal and year-round allergens from indoor air, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and more. Though installing an air cleaner won’t automatically cure your allergies or stop asthma attacks in their tracks, these devices can go a long way toward producing healthy air that won’t exacerbate existing conditions.
Even those who don’t suffer from allergies can receive health benefits from an air cleaner. The PureAir Air Purification System, available through Ambient Edge, attacks all kinds of particles and contaminants, including bacteria, mold, mildew, and chemical vapors. This model takes advantage of UVA light technology to kill these contaminants before they cause larger health problems.
This PureAir model is also unique in that it destroys ozone. Many air purifiers actually create small amounts of ozone during normal operation, which can be dangerous since this pollutant is known to irritate the lungs. With this air purifier model, however, homeowners don’t have to worry about introducing ozone into the home.
Lengthens the HVAC System’s Lifespan
Many homeowners treat HVAC systems like catch-all devices that can perform everything from heating and cooling to dehumidification and air filtration. While some systems truly can do it all, many become overworked without adequate support. Air conditioners that operate in humid areas often take sole responsibility for dehumidifying an entire home, which can result in a constant state of running and repeated short-cycles. Similarly, air conditioners that don’t have adequate filtration capabilities often accumulate dirt and contaminants that compromise the system’s overall performance.
HVAC systems that repeatedly short-cycle or carry years of accumulated dirt and debris often have shorter lifespans than healthy units. In fact, systems that have to work extra hard to keep up with environmental demands or make up for increasing performance issues tend to require maintenance more frequently. Many also experience premature breakdowns and must be replaced well before the typical 10-year HVAC system lifespan. Adding an air cleaner to your HVAC system this fall can keep it running clean for years.
Decreases Utility Bills
Overworked HVAC systems often use excessive amounts of energy to operate, since dirt, debris, and other contaminants build up in the system. Incorporating an air cleaner or air purifier into the system can actually decrease utility bills. An air cleaner will take some of the stress off a struggling air conditioner, but it doesn’t demand much energy to work properly.
In fact, many air cleaner models don’t add to the overall cost of heating and cooling at all. Challenge yourself to see how much you can save on your utility bills each month with a low-impact air cleaner and an HVAC system that operates smoothly and efficiently.
Wondering how you’ve lived so long without an air cleaner? Call the technicians at Ambient Edge to schedule your air cleaner installation today: 928-263-8698.
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