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Home Air Quality | Why Invest in an Air Purifier?

Americans spend $250 million dollars a year on air purifiers. You may be wondering what all the hype is about. Do air purifiers really work? Are they necessary? This week we’ll cover why an air purifier in your home may be the solution your family has been looking for.

The air inside the typical home can be up to six times dirtier than the air outside. Your home is a prime nesting ground for air contaminants. Common contaminants include pet dander, pollen, dust mites, bacteria, and mold. Windows and doors that are intended to keep harmful contaminants out can actually have the reverse effect. Windows and doors can isolate contaminants and create a closed environment of poor air quality. Forced air heating and cooling systems then circulate these contaminated particles throughout the home. Older systems in particular lack a filter that helps block the passage of irritants into the home. Over time the build up of contaminants can lead to respiratory problems.

Homes with children, the elderly, those with respiratory problems, or those with allergies and asthma are most susceptible to air contaminants. Air purifiers for these homes can curtail many airborne illnesses and create an in-home environment that will have everyone breathing a little easier.

If you would like information about purchasing and installing an air purifier, we are ready to help. Call Spencer Air Conditioning & Heating today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) for all your HVAC system needs.