If you’re familiar with your HVAC system’s replaceable air filter and its maintenance needs, you may think that you’re already enjoying the best indoor air quality possible. While it’s true that replacing this filter on a regular basis is a great step toward cleaner indoor air and improved HVAC function, the furnace filter is actually designed mainly to keep your HVAC system cleaner while it operates. If you want to further improve the quality of your indoor air, you may struggle with balancing the capabilities of your replaceable filter with the airflow needs of your HVAC system, as filters with higher MERV ratings can drastically reduce airflow through your heating and cooling system, raising HVAC costs and increasing the risk of a breakdown. Fortunately, there is a better solution—a whole-home air cleaner offers several benefits for your family and your HVAC system, helping you to create a cleaner and more efficient home environment.
Whole-Home Air Cleaner Benefits for Your Health
Indoor air quality has a significant and ongoing impact on your health. The microscopic particles commonly found in indoor air, such as dust, pollen, mold spores, insect droppings, and animal dander, are common allergy and asthma triggers. Although your standard furnace filter will remove some of these particles, many of them are still able to pass through the filter, particularly those smaller than a certain size. A whole-home air filter uses a charged medium to small particles to the filter. Particles that pass through the filter remain charged, which causes them to clump together so they are caught by your furnace filter or the charged filter of the air cleaner on their second or third pass through your home’s air circulation system. This process can reduce the amount of airborne particles by a much higher percent, meaning each breath you take contains significantly fewer allergy and asthma triggers so you can enjoy better overall health inside your own home.
Whole-Home Air Cleaner Benefits for Your HVAC System
The benefits of installing a whole-home air cleaner go beyond air that is healthier to breathe. Cleaner indoor air means fewer airborne particles with the potential to settle inside your heating and cooling system or ducts. This allows your HVAC system to stay cleaner between regular tune-ups, as well as maintain larger pathways through which conditioned air is moved from your HVAC system to each room in your home. Your whole-home air cleaner will thus reduce the amount of wear and tear your HVAC system experiences by maintaining improved airflow through the system at all times. This will not only improve the short-term function of your heating and cooling system for lower energy bills and a reduced risk of breakdowns but also extend the lifetime of these appliances to prolong the amount of time they’re able to work for you before they require replacement.
You can enjoy the benefits of a whole-home air cleaner with the help of your Vero Beach HVAC service. Our home comfort experts will work with you to determine the best indoor air quality solution for your home, then provide fast and easy professionally installation for the utmost convenience. You can check us out online to find out more about your indoor air quality options, as well as read up on the benefits of achieving higher HVAC efficiency on our blog.