Indoor Air Purifiers
Here at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we know that keeping the indoor air clean in your Nashville area home is a major concern. Particularly with the advent of year-round home comfort systems for providing constant indoor temperature control, our houses are sealed up tighter than ever. This is good news in many ways because it keeps out cold air in the winter, hot air in the summer and all manner of outdoor air pollutants.
But having such a tightly sealed up house also means that the air you have inside is staying inside. And in that air there can actually be a lot of contaminants like allergens, gasses, and viruses and bacteria. Depending on your particular sensitivity level to these allergens and other contaminants, you’ll be better off with a certain type of air purifier.
Targeting the Right Contaminants
Not every air purifier is created equal. Various models use different methods for removing contaminants, and each of these is typically more effective at removing certain types of particles than others.
For instance, air purifiers that use mechanical filtration, like HEPA filters, are extremely effective at removing particles that measure 0.3 microns or larger. This typically means they’re good at catching things like mold spores, pollen, pet dander and dust. But they’re typically not as effective when it comes to removing smaller particles such as those that make up harmful gasses and that cause smoke odors to linger.
For efficient removal of these smaller particles, ionizer type air purifiers are the more effective choice. This type of indoor air purification system works by ionizing the air that passes through it. This, in turn causes the contaminant particles to be separated from the rest of the air.
While they are very effective against smaller particles, ionizers often miss larger particles that may settle out of the air before they can be collected by the device. They also produce a small amount of ozone gas which should not be harmful in such small amounts but can exacerbate some asthma and allergy symptoms.
Combining Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners
In truth, the best indoor air quality systems make use of a combination of these technologies to get the job done. By utilizing both ionization, which targets smaller particles and filtration, to catch the larger ones, a combination air purifier can provide a total solution for improving your home indoor air quality. You can even have one of these installed as part of a complete home heating and cooling system to provide your home with an integrated solution for comfort and climate control.
Indoor Air Quality Expertise
We’ve been working with all types of air purifiers for many years. When you choose us for your indoor air quality needs, our expert installers and technicians will provide you with a full range of services and expertise designed to make your selection of a home air purification system quick and easy.
There are a lot of factors to consider as you move towards making this decision, and we can help you sort through all of the data to come to an informed decision. We can help you pick out the right type of system for the types of contaminants that you’d like to target, and we’ll also make sure that the air purifier you wind up with is the right size for your home.
Indoor Air Purification Services
When you come to Hiller for all of your Nashville metropolitan area air purification needs, you’ll get a full service experience from start to finish. We can install an air purifier as part of a home heating and cooling system installation or we can incorporate the air purifier into your existing home comfort system. And any time you have a problem with your system, just give us a call. We’ll have someone right over to diagnose your problem and get everything back on line in no time.