Here at Affordable Heating and Cooling, we know that keeping the indoor air clean in your Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, Coralville, and Anamosa area home is a major concern. Particularly with the advent of year-round home comfort systems for providing constant indoor temperature control, our houses are sealed up tighter than ever. This is good news in many ways because it keeps out cold air in the winter, hot air in the summer and all manner of outdoor air pollutants.
However, having such a tightly sealed up house also means that the air you have inside is staying inside. In that air, there can actually be a lot of contaminants like allergens, gasses, viruses and bacteria. Depending on your particular sensitivity level to these allergens and other contaminants, you’ll be better off with some type of air purifier.
Targeting the Right Contaminants with a Residential Air Purifier
Not every residential air purifier is created equal. Various models use different methods for removing contaminants, and each of these is typically more effective at removing certain types of particles than others.
For instance, air purifiers that use mechanical filtration, like HEPA filters, are extremely effective at removing particles that measure 0.3 microns or larger. This typically means they’re good at catching things like pet dander, dust mold spores, and pollen. However, they’re typically not as effective when it comes to removing smaller particles such as those that make up harmful gasses and that cause smoke odors to linger.
For efficient removal of these smaller particles, ionizer type air purifiers are the more effective choice. This type of indoor air purification system works by ionizing the air that passes through it. This, in turn causes the contaminant particles to be separated from the rest of the air.
While they are very effective against smaller particles, ionizers often miss larger particles that may settle out of the air before they can be collected by the device. They also produce a small amount of ozone gas which should not be harmful in such small amounts but can exacerbate some asthma and allergy symptoms.
Combining Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners
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In truth, the best indoor air quality systems make use of a combination of these technologies to get the job done. By utilizing both ionization, which targets smaller particles and filtration, to catch the larger ones, a combination air purifier can provide a total solution for improving your home indoor air quality. You can even have one of these installed as part of a complete home heating and cooling system to provide your home with an integrated solution for comfort and climate control.
Indoor Air Quality Expertise
We’ve been working with all types of air purifiers for many years. When you choose us for your indoor air quality needs, our expert installers and technicians will provide you with a full range of services and expertise designed to make your selection of a residential air purification system quick and easy.
There are a lot of factors to consider as you move towards making this decision, and we can help you sort through all of the data to come to an informed decision. we’ll also make sure that the air purifier you wind up with is the right size for your home and we can help you pick out the right type of system for the types of contaminants that you’d like to target.
Residential Indoor Air Purification Services
When you come to Affordable Heating and Cooling for all of your Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, Coralville, and Anamosa metropolitan area residential air purification needs, you’ll get a full service experience from start to finish. We can install an air purifier as part of a residential heating and cooling system installation or we can incorporate the air purifier into your existing home comfort system. Also, any time you have a problem with your system, just give us a call. We’ll have someone right over to diagnose your problem and get everything back on line in no time.