In recent years, concerns regarding poor indoor air quality has resulted in the influx of production and the rapid popularity of home air purification systems that can be easily integrated into a residential HVAC system or as a standalone unit.

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Air Purification is Becoming a Necessity

According to studies, the interior region of a home contains a massive amount of pollutants. These substances are not only a nuisance, but they may also be harmful.

In terms of health risks associated with the environment, indoor pollution of the air ranks in the top five.

In most instances, taking steps to eliminate pollutants and ventilating the home with the clean air from the outdoors assists in removing potentially toxic substances from the home; however, there are situations where this is not possible. This is when it is considered to be necessary to integrate an air purification system into the home.

Examples of cases where these units are necessary include those that involve individuals with chronic health conditions – such as asthma – and the presence of high levels of outdoor pollution.

Air Quality is Critical to Your Health

We all consume either 3 or 5 meals on a daily basis for nutrition. We drink 8 to 12 glasses of water on a daily basis. We exercise and ensure that we get the right amount of sleep. Now, it is time to focus on how to optimize the 30,000 plus breaths that we all take on a daily basis. In doing so, we have the capability of optimizing our health and revitalizing our body.

It is impossible to control the quality of air that we breathe in every area we frequent; however, it is possible to control the air quality in the most important place in the world – our home. We can do this by having a professional air purification system installed.

Types of Indoor Air Pollutants in the Home

For all intents and purposes, there are two classifications of indoor pollutants that detrimentally impact the air quality within our homes. These are “particulate matter” and “gaseous pollutants”. Below, you will find a brief description of each:

  • Particulate Matter Pollutants – The most common pollutants that are considered to be “particulate matter” include dander from animals, dust particles, materials emitted from stoves, pollen, smoke, and those related to small organisms, such as mold, viruses, and mites.
  • Gaseous Pollutants – Pollutants that are classified as being “gaseous” include substances emitted from stoves that operate on gas, furnishings, materials that are used for building, paints, pesticides, and even cleaning products.

Considerations to be Made When Choosing an Air Purification System

When opting for an air purification system, there are many considerations that should be made. The following outlines a guide that you may use to ensure that you select the product that is best suited for your needs:

  1. What types of pollutants are in my home?
  2. Do I suffer from any medical conditions that are detrimentally impacted by poor air quality?
  3. What types of pollutants can the air purification system successfully remove from the air within my home?
  4. How is the overall performance of the air purification system measured?
  5. How much am I able to budget for the installation and integration of the air purification system into my home?

Standalone Systems and Whole House Systems

In terms of air purification systems for the home, there are two basic types – the standalone system and the whole house system. Below is an explanation of each so that you may better understand what types are available and determine which is better for your home:

  1. The Standalone Air Purification System – This is the most affordable type of unit currently available on the market. In most instances, this system plugs into an electrical outlet. If you are seeking to clear out the air in a small area of the home – such as a bedroom, office, or attic – this may be the best choice for you. If your air problem is isolated, it is best to opt for this type of system. Despite being small and using an outlet, these units may remove a wide assortment of allergens from the air – including odors from animals, smoke emitted from tobacco products, and dust mites.
  2. The Whole House Air Purification System – This is more expensive than the standalone system; however, it is mostly due to the expansive installation that is required from professionals. Once hooked up, these specially-crafted devices will clean each and every single room in the home from contaminants. If you suffer from chronic health problems, issues with your respiratory system, or any type of breathing complication, this is likely the ideal solution for your home. If you have a baby or young child in the home, this is also the best choice in terms of air cleaning. In many instances, these whole house units are integrated into the already-present HVAC system in your home.

Size and Price

The size and price of an air purification system will be dependent upon how many rooms will need to be cleaned by the unit, the size of your home, the efficiency rating of the system, and if you get a whole house system, the ease of integrating it into the HVAC system that is already located in your home.

Standalone units may be as low as $60, while whole house units can run up to over $1000.

In order to determine the size that you need and the pricing, you will need to contact a certified technician that specializes in the installation and maintenance of air purification systems.

We Can Help

We here at Reynold’s specialize in a multitude of home improvement activities and products. One of our specialties is indoor air quality. We offer numerous air purification systems and have the skills, tools, and knowledge to integrate these systems into your home, with ease. Our prices are highly competitive and are results rank high among our customers. For more information on what type of system you will need and the details of getting that hooked up to your home Contact Us Today.