Improving indoor air quality is high on everyone’s mind currently. Not just those who own restaurants and businesses but homeowners, too. Fortunately, Doc Dancer offers HVAC services that can help prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 by cleaning the air you breathe inside.
Do I Need a Whole House Air Purifier?
One way to fill your house with clean air is to open the windows and allow the outdoor air to enter and cycle around your house. This may be difficult to do in colder months, or if anyone in your family has seasonal outdoor allergies. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors, which exposes them to two to five times more pollutants than they would be exposed to outdoors.
Air cleaners, air purifiers, and air filtration systems all do the same thing: they filter out the contaminants in the air. Many of these contaminants are living in your vents and HVAC system. When you install a whole-house air purifier, your HVAC system can play a role in helping to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading around your house. Air purifiers filter out viruses, dust, mold, and other particles that travel through the air.
However, improving ventilation alone is not enough to prevent exposure to COVID-19. People should also follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), such as social distancing, washing hands, wearing masks, and disinfecting surfaces.
The Difference Between Air Cleaners and Air Purifiers
Doc Dancer offers many indoor air quality solutions to improve your home’s air quality. You’ll notice we offer both Air Cleaners and Air Purifiers that can tackle your entire home. But what’s the difference between them and which one is right for you?
The main difference between the two is the type of filter they offer. Air cleaners use fiberglass and activated carbon to filter the air. Although effective in removing very small particles, air cleaners fall short at sanitizing the air. They remove allergens and keep dust from circulating in your HVAC system, but they’re not great at removing bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that make us sick.
Air purifiers, meanwhile, use an intense UV light or negative ions to sanitize the air. Not only does this remove germs from your HVAC system, air purifiers can stop the spread of odors and smoke, too. So if you’re trying to choose between a whole house air purifier and a whole house air cleaner to help combat pollutants and viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19, the answer is an air purifier because it will help kill viruses more effectively than an air cleaner.
How an Air Purifier Helps Your HVAC System Fight COVID-19
When you install a whole-house air purifier, your air is cleaned and sanitized at the source. The air purifier is attached to your HVAC system and cleans the air as it passes through the system. This not only helps your HVAC system fight viruses, but your HVAC system can benefit from this new filter as well.
When you filter out the common pollutants that clog up your furnace and ducts, there are less of them in the system. Removing these pollutants helps extend the life of your HVAC system. This may be the ideal solution if you have an older HVAC system that you don’t want to replace.
A new whole-house air purifying system may be a selling point for your home, too. Buyers will love the idea of clean air in every room of their new home.
Call Doc Dancer to Start Breathing Easy in Your Home Today
There is dirt, mold, dust, and bacteria hiding all over your house. A lot of it is in your ducts and furnace. Having your HVAC system inspected by Doc Dancer is a big step toward having your house feel clean again. We also offer air duct cleaning, which might be a good idea if you want to ensure your system is not contributing to the spread of dirt and germs. For more indoor air quality tips, schedule an appointment with Doc Dancer today.