Most people spend a lot of time indoors, so their air must be clean and healthy. Your HVAC system is critical in this because it filters out airborne contaminants and dust particles each time it runs. However, if you don’t keep your system in good shape, it can lead to early wear and tear. This is why we recommend enlisting the help of our qualified, experienced technicians at Fenwick. We excel at installing air purifiers, specifically house air purifiers, to make sure the air you breathe is safe.
Our home air filter service range ensures we do everything possible to keep the indoor air clean and healthy. If your home has a central air filter, you’ll breathe easy knowing no toxins or nasty pollutants are floating around. We promise you’ll get the best services possible with a solution tailored to your needs. Choose from a whole home air purifier, a portable device, or an air filter when you work with us, and we’ll help you decide which is the best fit.
We are proud of our work because we know we do more than just HVAC repairs; we also help people breathe better air. If you’re ready to make a change and put the air quality inside your home first, choose Fenwick for air purification services.
The Purpose of an Air Purifier
Picking out an air purifier is a great way to improve the indoor air quality in your home. When it runs, it will catch and trap airborne toxins and pollutants in its filter system, which can improve indoor air quality. They are very effective at removing allergens in the air, including pet hair, dust mites, pollen, and mold spores. This is excellent news for anyone who has allergies or respiratory conditions like asthma because these systems can reduce exposure when they clean the air. In turn, this can make everyone more comfortable.
Some systems also work to remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds), odors, smoke, and other fine particles that you don’t necessarily want to breathe in. When the air is clean, you can sleep better, reduce your chances of getting sick, and keep your respiratory health in peak condition.
How To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
There are several ways you can improve the air quality in your home, including:
- Proper Ventilation: The air must constantly move in your home with fresh air coming in. Ensure your house has excellent ventilation to allow the outside air in while releasing the stale, polluted indoor air. Use exhaust fans, open windows when the weather is nice, and set up an automated ventilation system to keep a lot of air moving.
- HVAC Maintenance: Regularly maintaining your HVAC system involves changing filters, having professional checks, and cleaning ducts to stop dust, allergens, and pollutants from entering for optimal system performance.
- Humidity: Adding a humidifier or dehumidifier is a great way to control your home’s humidity levels, keeping it between 30% and 50%. A proper range of humidity can help lower the chances of developing a sore throat, irritated airway, or mold growth.
- Plants: If you have a green thumb, add a few peace lilies, snake plants, and spider plants around the house. Not only is this a welcoming splash of green, but they may be able to filter out toxins you don’t want to breathe in. If you have pets, please make sure any plants you bring in are either out of your pets reach or simply not toxic to them. ASPCA has a list of these plants you can view here.
Pollutants Air Purifiers Can Remove
Home air filters remove several common pollutants from the air inside your home, making it healthier. Some of these things include, but are not limited to:
- Germs: Air filters can catch germs in the air, like bacteria and other microorganisms, which lowers the chance of getting sick.
- Viruses: Home air systems are designed to catch viruses, which adds another layer of defense against viral sicknesses.
- Mold: Mold spores can circulate in the air, and filtering them out reduces the risk of mold growth and associated health issues. If you are aware of the presence of mold in your home, we strongly recommend reaching out to a certified mold remediation specialist for proper assessment and safe removal.
- Dust: Airborne dust particles, including fine dust and allergens, are efficiently removed by air filters, promoting cleaner air.
- Allergens: Common allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are captured by air filters, relieving allergy sufferers.
- Plant Spores: Air filters can trap plant spores and pollen, enhancing the indoor environment, especially for those with plant allergies.
- Mildew: Air filters help reduce the presence of mildew spores in the air, contributing to a healthier living space.
- Pet Hair and Dander: Air filters effectively remove pet hair and dander, making the indoor environment more comfortable for pet owners and allergy sufferers.
- Toxins: Air filters can capture toxins and pollutants released by household products and furnishings.
- Bacteria: Air filters can capture airborne bacteria, reducing the risk of bacterial contamination in the indoor environment.
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Some air filters come equipped with activated carbon or specialized filters to reduce VOCs emitted by paints, cleaning products, and other sources.
- Airborne Sprays: Air filters can help remove particles from airborne sprays, such as aerosols and smoke, improving air quality during and after activities like cooking or cleaning.
- Smells: Air filters with activated carbon filters can effectively neutralize odors, leaving the indoor air smelling fresher and cleaner.
Types of Home Air Purifiers
You can buy several types of whole-home air purifiers, and some may be a better fit for your needs. They include:
- Media Filters: Media filters, like HEPA filters, physically trap particles like dust and pollen as air passes through.
- Electronic Filters: Electronic air purifiers use an electrostatic charge to capture particles and some allergens, often in combination with collection plates.
- UV Filters: UV air purifiers utilize ultraviolet light to deactivate bacteria and viruses in the air.
- Portable Air Purifiers: Portable units with various filter types can be placed in different rooms for targeted air purification.
- Ionizing: An ionizing air filter uses negatively-charged particles to attract positively-charged pollutants. Once these particles group together, they become too heavy to remain airborne. As a result, they fall from the air.
Do Air Purifiers Clean the Whole House?
Home air purifiers improve indoor air quality, but whether they can clean the entire house will depend on a few factors. The coverage area of an air purifier and the airflow in your home are critical. Though portable devices work well in single rooms, whole-house systems that link with the HVAC system can give more complete coverage.
For bigger households, a combination of many units or a central air purifier may be required to provide whole-house filtration.
How Many Do You Need?
The number of air purifiers needed depends on your house size, air quality concerns, and the cleaner’s capacity. For a single-room setup, one portable unit is sufficient. Consider a whole-house system or consult an HVAC professional for optimal air purifier placement for larger homes.
Maintaining Your Home’s Air Purifying System
When keeping the air purifier you choose in good shape, paying attention to the filter and changing it at the correct time is vital. This will ensure that your machine can trap as many contaminants as possible from your indoor air, helping you breathe easier.
Changing Your Filter
For best performance, you should change your air purifier’s filter often since throwaway filters can get stuck over time. Manufacturers say that activated carbon filters should be changed every three to six months and HEPA filters every six to 12 months.
Air Purifier Installation
At Fenwick, we’re proud to have a team of experienced technicians ready to take on large and small air purifier installation projects. Once we get it installed, we’ll test it to ensure it has the correct setup and works well. This service extends to models built into your HVAC system and stand-alone models. We’ll look and see your home’s specific needs before we install the system to ensure it’s powerful enough to pull as many pollutants out of the air as possible.
Air Purifier Repairs
At Fenwick, we recognize that air purifiers, like any other equipment, can develop problems over time. Our experts are well-equipped to handle air purifier repairs quickly and efficiently. We find problems, replace faulty parts, and restore your purifier to peak performance. Don’t allow a broken air purifier to jeopardize indoor air quality; call Fenwick for dependable repairs.
Why Choose Fenwick for Air Purifying Services?
When you choose Fenwick for your air purifier needs, you are choosing quality, dependability, and knowledge. We dedicate ourselves to making indoor air as healthy as possible for our clients, and we have a team of very experienced technicians who work on a range of air purification systems. We’ll match your home’s unique needs, making sure your air purifier works for you as effectively as it can. We can install or fix your air filter and advise you on how to improve the air quality inside your home. You can breathe easy with Fenwick because you know the air is clean, fresh, and free of anything harmful.