The indoor air quality is greatly affected by a tightly sealed home, and air pollutants can build up unless they are filtered from the home properly. Dust mites and pet dander are the worst culprits for breathing and allergy issues, leaving a growing number of homeowners searching for a way to filter the air and improve the overall air quality in the home.
1. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Not surprisingly, indoor air quality matters when it comes to green-building modifications; it is one of the most important aspects of a green building certification. Remodelers and builders who are serious about winning a green certification consider the indoor air quality as well as energy efficiency when creating or redoing a building.
Whole-home systems are very popular; they clean the air throughout the home and can easily be added to any HVAC system. They help circulate the air and filter it through a series of filters throughout the home.
2. Ease of Installation
As stated before, these systems can be installed into any existing system. An air filtration system can be retrofitted or built new into the system. Many companies are glad to improve the overall efficiency of a home by increasing the air circulation, and installation does not typically require much time.
3. Price Efficiency
Among the most price efficient options is the electrostatic recessed air cleaner. These systems are created to keep a low profile and they resemble register vents in appearance. They are often concealed inside return air boxes, installed inside ceilings or walls. These units are usually not tied into the HVAC system, making installation much faster than other options.
Higher-end electrostatic systems to clean the air can be connected directly to an HVAC system and placed between the ductwork and the air handler. The installation is simple and fast, keeping costs down for the homeowner. This system uses combinations of polarization and HEPA or MERV filters.
Finally, a HEPA air purifier is a third economical option that runs separately from the HVAC system and uses pleated filters to catch particles. A fan pulls air through the filter, and these units do not produce ozone.
4. Ease of Care
The systems are easy to care for, creating a more convenient option for the homeowner. Simply clean or replace the filter every 30 to 60 days to keep the unit in top working condition. The system helps keep the residents of the building healthy with minimal work from the homeowner.