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To help keep all of that spring pollen outdoors and filter out pet dander and dust indoors, you may want to consider a whole-house indoor air quality system, especially if you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma. Air filtration and purification are two different types of whole-house indoor air quality enhancements that can help you and your family breathe easier, diminish airborne allergens, and kill bacteria, viruses, and mold. Here’s a quick look at how each one works to improve the air quality inside your home.
- Whole-house air filtration. A whole-house air filtration system installs into the ductwork of your central heating or air conditioning system and uses a heavy-duty accordion-style filter to capture pet dander, dust, pollen, mold spores, and other airborne particles down to 1.0 micron. This kind of filtration is significantly more thorough than your basic HVAC filter, and you typically only have to replace the filter once a year.
- Whole-house air purification.An air purification system also installs into the ductwork of your HVAC system. The air purifier uses ultraviolet light to kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mold, and it can also include a process to transform odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into odorless, harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide. Air purification systems are perfect for homes with family members who are sensitive to odors or are concerned about germs.
In addition to adding an indoor air quality device to your HVAC system, you may want to consider scheduling a duct cleaning service. Duct cleaning can help further reduce the amount of certain airborne particles in your home, and it can also help your HVAC equipment run more efficiently. To learn more about improving the indoor air quality in your home, contact IT Landes at 215-256-4221 or request an appointment online.