According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That’s especially true in newer homes with tighter insulation for improved heating and cooling efficiency.
And yet new, ancient, or anything in between, there are myriad contaminants that get trapped indoors and, in varying degrees, impact the quality of the air you breathe every day. Here are just a few examples:
- Pet dander
- Mold spores
- Smoking by-products
- Cleaning by-products
- Dust mites
One place they like to hide out is inside your air ducts. Then, when your furnace or AC fan turns on, these lightweight particles get blown through the air and into your lungs. They also settle on furniture, beds, flooring, and anywhere else that will have them. Which is pretty much anywhere and everywhere.
So how can you get rid of enough of these indoor pollutants to start breathing a little easier? Easy: just contact Absolute Air for more information about a whole-house air cleaner. Once we determine that your family really can benefit from one, we’ll install it right inside your air ducts to pick up where your furnace and AC media filters leave off.
When particles enter the air cleaner, they’re trapped and killed by its electrostatic charge.
Electronic air cleaners are super easy to maintain, too. Every six months to a year, just clean the filter and wipe down the ionic coils. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
Are whole-house models better than portable air cleaners? Absolutely! Anytime your home heating or cooling system is turned on, your whole-house electronic air cleaner is doing its job. By contrast, portable units cover only one room at a time and must be turned on and off manually.
Whole-house air cleaners also help keep your heating and cooling system equipment free of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can reduce its effectiveness and bring about more frequent repairs.
So if problems with allergies or asthma are making life at home not what it could be, contact Absolute Air so we can help remove what’s ailing you – literally. Absolute Air, your local indoor air quality specialists.