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The Difference Between Air Filters and Air Purifiers


Many homeowners feel that the air inside their homes isn’t that bad compared to the air outside. But did you know that a home’s indoor air quality is more often worse than the air outdoors?

Indoor air quality suffers in the winter and summer when homes are shut up tightly to keep precious conditioned air inside and there’s no fresh air circulating throughout your home.

So what can you do to improve indoor air quality? To start, you can contact us about air purifier services in Winder, GA. We install a wide variety of indoor air quality products that are designed to solve your IAQ issues.

Be Aware of Unhealthy Air

Humans rely heavily on their senses. It usually takes seeing or smelling something in your home to trigger an awareness that your home might suffer from poor indoor air quality. The smell of mold, smoke, and musty, stagnant odors are easy to recognize and immediately clue people into the fact that something is amiss.

However, the signs of poor indoor air quality aren’t usually so obvious. The air inside many homes is filled with microscopic pollutants such as bacteria, dander, allergens, and mold spores even though you can’t see or smell them. 

Another common household pollutant is the very things you bring into your home to keep it clean. Household cleaners, chemicals, sanitizers, and even air fresheners can give off pollutants just by sitting in storage. These are referred to as volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Constantly breathing in all these various particulates can have negative effects on your home comfort and respiratory health.

Different types of home IAQ systems target different pollutants. 

  • Air filters: These capture larger pollutants such as dust, dirt, and pet dander. They’re installed in your HVAC system and prevent pollutants from passing through. They’re also referred to as mechanical filters and they come in a variety of sizes and grades.  
  • Air purifiers: Purifiers use an electric charge to attract contaminants such as VOCs and organic compounds such as viruses and bacteria. The contaminants attach to a metal plate which can be cleaned by the homeowner. 
  • There are also UV air purifiers that use UV light to eliminate microorganisms by disabling their ability to multiply, preventing their spread and proliferation in your home.

Which One Is Right for My Home?

Are you feeling confused about all the options available for improving your home’s IAQ? It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed by your choices. Purifiers may be a better choice than filters in areas with more exposure to chemical pollutants. Likewise, air purifiers may be more than necessary, so you’ll need to have an indoor air quality expert help assess your needs.

That’s why you can rely on us to help you reach a decision. We can determine exactly what type of air cleaning system is the best for your home. You can count on us to properly assess your air quality and to prescribe the right solution.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your air filtration and purification options. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.

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