What You Need To Know About Whole Home Air Purifiers
Congestion, sneezing, trouble sleeping, and other respiratory issues can make life uncomfortable and affect your overall health. While you may know that respiratory issues can affect your day-to-day life, you may not realize that the dust around your home, VOCs from cleaners, pollen, and dust mites, lurking in the air in your home may be the cause of it. A whole home air purifier could be the perfect way to eliminate these problems.
Why not take control of your health and the health of your family by improving your indoor air quality with a whole-home air purifier? Air purifiers can trap and remove even the tiniest particulate, providing you with fresher, safer, more breathable air.
Superior Home Supplies offers a wide range of air purifier options to work with a variety of Goodman HVAC systems, room configurations, and home sizes. Find out more about how a whole-home air purifier can improve the air in your home by contacting Superior Home Supply today.
What are the types of home air purifiers?
Four primary types of air purifiers can provide air cleaning for your home. The type you choose will depend on the types of filters you wish to use, how well you need the air filtered, and where you want it located in your home.
Extended media filters: Extended media filters are a type of whole house air purifying option that is comprised of an 8-inch thick filter plumbed directly into your HVAC system ductwork. The units are filled with filtration media that is more effective than fiberglass filters. You will need to have a holder installed into your ductwork which can range between $400 and $600 for professional installation. You will need to change these filters at least once a year.
Electronic filters: An electronic filter is a home air purification system that is also professionally installed in your home's ductwork.. When returned, air passes through the ductwork and an electrical charge will grab the particles and remove them before allowing the air to come out the vents. These options are great for removing particle irritants such as smoke.
Ultraviolet filters: An air filtration system that uses UV light to destroy contaminants is ultraviolet filters. UV light can kill airborne viruses and bacteria. This option is ideal for homeowners specifically concerned about germs.
Portable air purification systems: Another air purification option is portable units, which can work as room air purifiers or clean the air in a larger area. Portable HEPA air purifiers and HEPA-type air purifiers can provide a good solution if you don’t want to have one installed into your current HVAC heat pump system.
Is a whole house air purifier worth it?
Whole-house air purifiers are definitely worth the cost of investment if you have people in your home who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues. By removing air pollutants, air purifiers improve the indoor air quality of your home and lessen respiratory symptoms. On top of that, if you live in an area with heavy pollutants, such as areas subject to wildfires, air purifiers can remove toxins that may invade your home, helping you to maintain a more healthy immune system.
What is the best HVAC air purifier?
Choosing the best air purifier will largely depend on the level of contaminant removal you are looking for based on the pollutants found in your home and the health conditions household members may face. Two air purifiers highly reviewed on the market include the Goodman AM11-2025-FC Media Air Cleaner and IQAir Perfect 16.
Goodman AM11-2025-FC Media Air Cleaner
The Goodman AM11-2025-FC MERV 11 media air cleaner, designed to attach your current HVAC ductwork, helps trap and remove airborne particles as tiny as 0.3 microns and is one of the best whole-home air purifiers on the market. The purifier is designed for quick installation, has a reversible airflow, and fits easily with a variety of HVAC systems.
IQAir Perfect 16
Another whole-house purifier designed to filter out particles as small as 0.1 microns is the IQAir Perfect 16. The MERV 16 HEPA filtration system is strong enough to isolate and remove a wide range of contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen, and mold spores. The system’s performance is backed by the Perfect 16 Clean Air Guarantee, which will be signed and dated when your system is installed.
The IQAir Perfect 16 system works by drawing in the air through your HVAC return system and using 170 sq. ft. of filter media to clean the air before sending it out the vents.
Can an air purifier clean a whole house?
If you are looking for improvement in your home’s indoor air quality or want to reduce the amount of dander if you have pets, then a portable air purifier will likely get the job done. If you want to improve the overall level of pollutants, dust, and allergens in your whole house, then you should consider a whole house option, an HVAC air purifier connected directly to your HVAC system. A whole-house system can easily clean the air in the entire home.
How many air purifiers should a house have?
If you are using a whole home air purifier, the system will be directly tied into your ductwork and will filter the air as it circulates through your home. In this situation, you would only need one system to provide air filtration for your whole home. If you choose portable options, you can expect to need about two systems for a 1,500-square-foot home.
What are the benefits of a central air conditioning air purifier?
Whole home air purifiers can provide a wide range of benefits for your home and those who live in it. Some of the primary benefits of installing a whole home air purifier include:
Fewer allergens: Whether you have people with asthma or allergies in the home, have pets, or want to reduce the number of allergens circulating in the air in your home, an air purifier can help. Air purifiers help to eliminate allergens, dust mites, reduce dust, eliminate smoke particles, and reduce dander in your home.
Cleaner air: VOCs and other dangerous chemicals and particles can remain in your home’s air for days and weeks, leading to health issues. For children, breathing in contaminated air can cause problems with their weakened immune system and increase their risks of respiratory illness. An air purifier can remove these dangerous particles from the air, allowing everyone in the household to breathe cleaner air.
Less dust: Dirt, pet dander, and other particulates create dust that can settle around your home. When you have an air purifier, most of these particles will be removed, so you will have less dust buildup around your home.
Improved sleep: Poor IAQ cannot only lead to respiratory and other health concerns but can also cause poor sleep. Without proper sleep, your body will not have the time it needs to heal and restore itself from the day’s events. This can lead to chronic fatigue, chronic muscle issues, poor mood, and poor concentration.
What is an air purifier's purpose?
An air purifier’s primary purpose is to draw out unwanted particles, dust, and allergens from the air and then recirculate the clean air in your home. This filtration process helps to reduce allergens and helps you improve indoor air quality.
How often should a house be cleaned with an air purifier?
Keeping your home clean is crucial for maintaining good indoor air quality, but with a whole house air purifier, you may be able to perform some of your cleaning chores less frequently. Since air purifiers help remove dust particles and other contaminants, you will find that you have to dust less often and even reduce your frequency of vacuuming.
Does a whole house air purifier need to be cleaned?
The frequency of cleaning your whole house air purifier will depend on the type of system you choose. Portable models or models with electric filters should be wiped once every one to two months. Filters can be changed as frequently as monthly for pre-filters, every three to six months for carbon filters, or every six to twelve months for media filters. If your system uses a true HEPA filter, you will only need to replace it once a year. Good replacement filters should have instructions on how often they should be changed. If you choose a whole house air purifier option affixed to your ductwork or HVAC section, you can have it cleaned during your regular HVAC service.
Breathe a little easier with a whole home air purifier from Superior Home Supplies
Whether your family suffers from respiratory conditions or you are just looking for a healthier and cleaner home, a whole-home air purifier is just what you are looking for. Superior Home Supplies knows how important indoor air quality is to your family’s health and only buys the highest quality Goodman Heating and Cooling HVAC systems, add-ons, and supplies so that you can create a comfortable environment all year round. Contact Superior Home Supplies today to find your ideal whole home air purifier, so you breathe a little easier.