Even though a home has an HVAC system and filtered air, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is clean enough for people who may be sensitive. Sensitivities can be caused by allergies, health concerns, a general reaction to something in the air such as dust, dander associated with pets, or even temporary sicknesses. Standard air filtration doesn’t always work in regard to providing clean enough air for an individual in these situations or similar. In other cases, some folks may want the convenience of purified air, in addition to what is provided with standard filtration, just to breath with less irritation.

How Air Becomes Purified

Air purifiers involve a process of pushing air through a filter system that not only catches floating solid contaminants but provides an extra layer of cleaning that catches even smaller particulates than standard filters do not address. Normal home filters are designed to catch particulates of a specific size. Smaller than that, and it takes greater power to push the air through the filtration. So, there is a compromise. Purified air systems involve an added process that scrubs the intake air well beyond simple HVAC standards. Humidification can also insert moisture into the air, removing the dryness that can add to breathing issues and even skin problems.

In most cases at the consumer level, purified air systems tend to be localized. They are available in the form of individual equipment that is placed in a room where a consumer wants purified air to be provided. However, it is also possible to have purified air systems that can be applied to an entire house and every room through central heating and air distribution systems.

Installation Requires Professional Help

The addition of a centralized purified air system is not something that a homeowner can usually do on their own. It requires an overhaul of the existing HVAC system, as well as the addition of the requisite equipment to not only purify the air, but continue to blow it through the system, whether it’s as heating or as air-conditioning. This is taken care of by air purification services.

A correctly-installed addition will involve the help of a technician who is already versed in HVAC systems in general, determining whether the addition of the purification system is compatible with the existing HVAC system that the home already has. In some cases, that may not be possible.  In this type of situation, the homeowner will then have to make changes to the existing system or a replacement with the help of technician support may be required.

Making A Difference In Home Air

Purification systems are particularly useful in cases where the air needs to be sanitized for health reasons, where there is heavy production of pollution in the general region and area that the homeowner is sensitive to, or where there is a high prevalence of pollen contaminants or allergens. Purification systems can also be modified for a custom approach in terms of unique applications. This does take additional labor and tailoring the equipment as, again, most units tend to either be stand-alone localized units for individual rooms or designed for adaption to a central HVAC system.

Respond To Air Pollution Proactively

If you’re worried about an increasing amount of air pollution in your general area, as well as what is coming into your home, air purification may very well be the best proactive solution for your situation. Rather than waiting for the government to clean up the issue, which could take years, your home and internal air can be clean and healthy well ahead of any general response. You can have peace of mind and not suffer chronic exposure to irritants when trying to relax or sleep. It’s definitely worth the investment if your home air is a concern.