For the approximately 50 million allergy sufferers in the U.S. each year, a home should be a place to find relief from allergy symptoms, but instead, it can be a prime source of pet dander, dust, and mold spores. Additionally, viruses, bacteria, and outgassing from carpets, furniture, and cleaning products can make indoor air a health hazard. Unfortunately, the typical HVAC system does not remove particulates from the air, but rather recirculates them throughout the home – this is why additional indoor air quality products are necessary to keep your Athens, GA home healthy.
Filtering With Air Purifiers for Allergy Sufferers
While a homeowner can purchase one of the many appliance-style air purifiers that purport to improve indoor air quality by filtering the air, ionizing the air, or producing ozone, these gadgets have very limited utility. An air filter or ionizer placed in one room will have little benefit beyond that room, and ozone purifiers have such questionable effects on air quality that their sale has been banned by some governments. The only solution that is truly effective for improving air quality is an air purification system that works on an entire home.
Central Air Purifiers
For a home that is a true escape from allergens, an air purification system connected directly to a home’s HVAC system by BPI certified professionals is the smart and healthy choice. Placing filtration within a home’s duct system addresses the issue of dust and dirt from the inside, out. In addition to allergens, filtration systems typically remove bacteria and viruses as well. They provide an excellent defense against a variety of influenzas, Streptococcus, and the common cold.
A home should be a place where allergy sufferers can escape their symptoms, and proper air filtration is the most important step toward creating that comfortable space. To learn more about improving your indoor air quality, visit our Air Quality page or call Kovack Mechanical, Inc. at (770) 892-6986. to speak with one of our team members.