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How to Tell if You Need a Whole-House Air Purifier

Did you know that your indoor air quality at home could be up to five times more polluted than the air is outside? If you’re struggling with poor indoor air quality, a whole-house air purifier may be the answer. The question is, how do you know that you have poor indoor air quality?

We are highlighting some of the easiest ways to tell if your indoor air quality is suffering. You can keep reading to learn more about indoor air quality and how a whole-house air purifier could help your home and family. Then give our team a call if you notice any of these signs you need an air purifier.

Ductwork Condition

When was the last time you had a ductwork inspection or cleaning service scheduled? If you cannot remember, or have never scheduled the service, that’s a red flag that you might have poor indoor air quality. Over time, it is completely normal for ductwork to shift around a little bit and for the seals to loosen up. 

That’s why we recommend a duct cleaning service every three to five years. It is an opportunity for our team to clean out your ductwork and then reseal it to ensure air quality remains high. Ductwork with a lot of broken seals can allow dust and dirt to get into the network and mix with clean air blowing into your home.

Dusty Surfaces

Over time, dust builds up in your ductwork and gets worse and worse. As this happens, the surfaces around your home may get dusty more often. For example, you may wipe down shelves and other surfaces around your home only to notice a layer of dust again a few days later. If this happens, it’s a red flag that your indoor air quality is suffering. 

You may be thinking that you just need to clean more often, but you’ll be working against a larger problem. Sure, vacuuming and cleaning does help to reduce the number of particles available to get into your HVAC system to begin with. But you also need a fresh start so that you can enjoy better indoor air quality without feeling frustrated.

Illness and Allergies

If you or someone else in your household is getting sick frequently, your indoor air quality is probably to blame. The same is true of frequent or worsening allergy symptoms. Allergens can cling to dust, and so can bacteria and viruses. As dust recirculates through your home, so do these harmful particles.

How an Air Purifier Works

You have two options when it comes to a whole house air purifier. The first is a UV air purifier that has a powerful light to neutralize harmful particles. Your other option is a high-quality HEPA filter that captures harmful particles and prevents them from circulating again and again through your home.

Either option is a great choice and will greatly improve your indoor air quality. Aside from the harmful particles, mentioned above, whole house air purifiers also help to eliminate chemicals, bad odors, and even pollution from things like cars and machinery.

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for indoor air quality services.

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