The air quality inside your home plays a major role in your overall quality of life. This is especially true if you suffer from allergies or even asthma — air quality could irritate your symptoms and make you feel miserable. That’s when an air cleaner comes in. Air cleaners or purifiers are units that use filters to help control the quality of the air inside your home. Whether you purchase a portable unit or have it integrated into your HVAC system, an in-home air cleaner will do wonders for the air quality of your home!
Types of Systems
There are three main types of home air cleaners. The first uses a filter installed into the HVAC furnace and air intake points. The second is installed into the air duct path either before or after the air handler in your central HVAC unit. The third type of air cleaning system is a stand-alone system that is usually installed in either a closet or attic. For each of these types of units, you’ll likely need the assistance of an HVAC professional to ensure that it’s installed properly and in the current position to be effective.
As a consumer, you’ll likely find air filters sold in your local hardware store. They come as either thin, one-inch filters or thicker five-inch filters. They help increase the air quality in your home by mainly filtering out dust and debris from your HVAC system. You’ll need to replace them on a regular basis once they become filled with the dust and debris that they’re keeping out of your air. They also help your HVAC system run more efficiently.
Unlike filters, the duct-based system is not an addition to your HVAC system but rather a replacement. The duct-based system will replace a section of your ductwork, usually in the return air path area. Some versions use HEPA filters to clean the air inside your home. The filters will need to be replaced on a consistent basis to ensure that it continues to enhance the air quality inside your home.
Stand-alone air cleaners are also known as portable systems. They can be especially helpful if one person in your house is sensitive to air pollutants. You can put the unit in their room or they move the unit around the home with them.
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