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Breathe Easy With Whole-Home Air Purification This Summer

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Good Indoor Air Quality From an Air Purification System Can Help Keep Your Family As Healthy As Possible

Have you ever stopped to consider the quality of air you’re breathing in your home? With allergens, pollutants, and other contaminants lurking, maintaining clean and healthy indoor air is essential for your well-being and overall health. Meyer Heating & Air is pleased to offer whole-home air purification systems and installations to help you breathe cleaner, fresher air in your home.

Keep reading to learn why clean indoor air is so important and how you can take steps toward improving your home’s indoor air quality this summer.

What Is an Air Purification System?

An air purification system removes airborne contaminants, allergens, and pollutants from the air that circulates inside the home, thereby improving overall air quality.

These systems use various technologies and filtration methods to capture and neutralize particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, volatile compounds, bacteria, and viruses, consequently improving the quality of air you breathe. When you opt for an air purification system from Meyer Heating & Air, not only can you rely on the highest quality customer service synonymous with our team, but you’re also opting for efficient installation, expert knowledge, and the best air purification system for your home and lifestyle.

Considerations for Home Air Purification

Air purification systems perform the following important functions.

Filtration: One of the primary functions of an air purification system is filtration. Most systems employ high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters or similar filtration technologies to capture even tiny airborne particles. These filters effectively trap dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens, preventing them from circulating in the air and causing respiratory issues. By removing these particles, air purification systems significantly improve your indoor air quality, making it safer and more breathable for occupants.

Removal of Odors and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): In addition to filtration, air purification systems also target nasty smells and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in indoor air, especially after renovations and home projects.

Activated carbon filters and UV light used in air purification systems neutralize odors and harmful particles from cooking, pets, smoke, and household chemicals, leaving the air smelling fresh and clean. By eliminating unpleasant odors and VOCs, these systems enhance the overall comfort and livability of the indoor environment.

Reduction of Germs and Microorganisms: Certain air purification systems are equipped with UV-C germicidal lamps or similar disinfection technologies to kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and mold spores present in the air. UV-C light destroys the DNA of microorganisms, rendering them harmless and preventing them from reproducing.

By sterilizing the air, these systems reduce spread of illnesses and improve overall hygiene within the home, particularly important for vulnerable occupants such as young children, elderly people, or individuals with compromised immune systems.

Integration with HVAC Systems: Many air purification systems, such as the Sanuvox systems we install in St. Louis homes, can be integrated with existing HVAC systems to provide whole-home air purification.

By having us install an air purification system directly into the HVAC ductwork, homeowners can ensure that purified air is distributed evenly throughout every room in the house. This comprehensive approach to air purification ensures consistent, high-quality indoor air quality and eliminates the need for standalone purifiers in individual rooms.

How Does Home Air Purification Affect Your Health?

Poor residential indoor air quality can be a serious problem. When dust, dirt, mold, moisture or dryness, debris, bacteria, and viruses become airborne, everyone in your household breathes them in.

A new air purification system greatly reduces environmental causes of illnesses by reducing:

  • Allergens: Home purification systems reduce the allergens in the air such as dust, smoke, and pollen.
  • Asthma triggers: Air purifiers can lessen triggers associated with asthma flare-ups.
  • Animal dander: Your air purifier will likely reduce dander in your home from your pet cat, dog, or other dander-producing pet.
  • Particulate matter (PMs): HEPA air cleaners with sufficient Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) can reduce concentrations of indoor PM2.5 (the smaller particles) by an average of 50% or higher.
  • Viruses: Some air purification systems can reduce airborne particles containing viruses. To do so, it must be able to remove very small particles ranging from 0.1 to 1 microns, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Manufacturers report this as a particle removal efficiency (for example, “removes 99.9% of particles as small as 0.1 um [or microns].”

How Can I Be Sure I’m Getting the Best Air Purification System for My Home?

The technicians at Meyer Heating & Air can help you determine the right air purifier for your home, based on your lifestyle, home size, and existing HVAC system. After we perform the installation, we will maintain your system during your regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance appointments. This will ensure your air purification system performs as it should, promising cleaner, fresher air to breathe, enhanced comfort, improved health, and peace of mind for your family.

Call us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier and happier home environment.