It’s typical to wonder why should you have an air purifier. Many people do not have one because they are not fully aware of the different benefits a unit can offer. The advantages of having an air purifier in your Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, metro area home are enormous. It helps you and the other occupants in your residence breathe easier.
It’s been said the air quality inside a home is two to five times worse than the air outside, and in the worst-case scenarios, 100 times worse. Apex Air offers complete air purifier installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services to ensure your home experiences the best air quality possible.
Why Have One?
Heating and air conditioning systems, as well as newer homes, are designed to be airtight to reduce a home’s energy consumption. Unfortunately, the home traps pollutants in the air and does not allow them to escape. Cooking fumes, carpets, heating oil, pet dander and hair, pressed wood furniture, pesticides, building materials, and tobacco smoke all contribute to indoor air pollution, as well as dust, mold, bacteria, and pollen. Installing an air purification system in your home aids in eradicating these pollutants affecting your air quality.
How Does Installation Work?
An air purifier attaches to the existing forced-air and heating system already installed in your home. It requires installation by an installation specialist, who positions it between your furnace and the air return duct. This filters and purifies all of the air flowing into the furnace. Filters vary in material and type depending on your household needs.
What About the Filter?
All the air flowing through your air purifier runs through a filter, so it can stop the pollutant particles from passing through your ventilation system and into the air you and your family breathe. There are three different types of filters in air purifiers:
1. HEPA (High Energy Particulate Air) filters are highly efficient at removing 99.97 percent of particles size 0.3 microns and larger from your home’s air. They remove pet dander, dust mite residue, and even pollen from your home.
2. Carbon filters use activated carbon to remove smoke, formaldehyde, pet odors, and kitchen odors from the home. They are not as effective as HEPA filters.
3. Pre-filters ensure you do not have to change or clean your filters as often. These filters trap large particles before they make their way to the air purifier’s main filters.
Be sure to speak with one of our experts about what type of air filter your air purifier takes, or will take, so you can do your part to keep the unit clean and operating optimally.
What About Repairs and Maintenance?
For homes with existing air purifiers, we offer trusted air purifier service and repair solutions. Our technician will test the air quality within your home to ensure the system is operating at its peak. He or she will perform diagnostic testing to locate any areas within the air purifier that may be overused or not properly operating. Fast and reliable repairs are made in these situations to return the desired prime air quality.
Outdated air purification systems may require complete replacement. With the advancements in the HVAC industry, our technician can offer suggestions on air purifier models that better meet your needs. From quiet technology to large-space operation, the air purifiers available are diverse and so are the benefits.
To ensure an air purification system lasts as long as possible, our experts provide air purifier maintenance services. We recommend a complete air purifier maintenance service is performed at least every six months when the air purifier is utilized regularly.
You must change these filters on three-month intervals. Our knowledgeable technician will explain how to do this or set up return services for these cleaning needs.
Our air purifier technicians on staff at Apex Air understand not every homeowner has the same concerns or needs related to air purification. We work closely with you to help determine the best air purification system or solution that works best within your home. We carry only the most trusted brands and have experienced and knowledgeable contractors, which is why we can stand behind our products and services with confidence. Call us today at 360-342-8109.