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Air Purification: What Options are Best for You

Dustin Edwards Written by Dustin Edwards
Technician with Air Filter | Edwards Heating & Air

Air purification doesn’t have to be intimidating when you know what products are available and how they work. HVAC systems can work in conjunction with different indoor air quality products, which increase your system’s efficiency and prolongs its lifespan. Homeowners in or near Acworth and Atlanta can achieve healthy indoor air with the right products offered at Edwards Heating & Air.  

Humidifier

Humidifiers are great for homes that experience dry air during the colder months. The humidity levels in a home can drop to almost 10 percent or less during the winter months. When dry air occurs inside your home, you may experience several negative effects, such as:

  • Chapped lips
  • Dry skin
  • Increased symptoms of eczema
  • Increased nosebleeds
  • Itchiness and irritation
  • Increased difficulty breathing
  • More static electricity

Humidifiers increase the moisture in your home to improve your indoor air quality and alleviate the above health problems.

Dehumidifier

Too much moisture in your home can lead to excessive dampness and make your home uncomfortable. A dehumidifier pulls moisture from your indoor air to provide:

  • A drier home
  • Reduces mold growth
  • Alleviates mildew smells
  • Prevents dust mite growth
  • Minimizes condensation

Dehumidifiers are also great at improving your indoor air quality, removing excessive moisture to create cleaner air.  A dehumidifier is an added benefit to any home HVAC system!

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners are designed to improve the indoor air quality in a home. They gather, capture, and filter pollutants out of your home’s air so that you can breathe easier and live in a healthier atmosphere. Homeowners with asthma and allergies benefit greatly. Two different options are:

  • Media Air Cleaners capture up to 95% of germs, mold particles, and pollen and improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.
  • Ultraviolet Air Cleaners eliminate up to 99.9% of mold spores and kill up to 87% of airborne bacteria that circulate in a home’s air.  

Programmable/Smart Thermostats

A good thermostat is beneficial to any home’s HVAC system and can improve indoor air quality with just the touch of a button. New technology allows certain programmable and smart thermostats to track the humidity levels inside your home and help monitor indoor air quality. A new thermostat, programmable or smart, pays for its initial cost over time in energy savings and improved comfort. You will experience less breakdowns with your HVAC system and have improved health with cleaner indoor air.

Get your indoor air quality in check while at the same time improving the life and performance of your HVAC system.  Contact Edwards Heating & Air today and let our experts guide you through different options for home air purification.