Cold and flu season is in full swing in Wisconsin, and despite your best efforts to stay healthy, chances are someone in your family will get sick. One way to help prevent the circulation of germs and viruses in your home is by installing an air purification system. The pros at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning are here to share some basic air purification system information in this blog. Call us today at 262-784-8889.

What Does an Air Purifier Do?

When it comes to home comfort, there’s more to it than just temperature. There’s also air quality to consider. Whether you realize it or not, air quality plays a big role in how you feel when you’re at home. Your indoor air can become dirty because of dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, germs, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gasses and fumes that come from household items like carpet, paint, cleaning products, and more.

Though your furnace is already equipped with an air filter, which can trap some of these impurities, an air purifier literally stops these contaminants in their tracks and prevents them from recirculating through your system—and into the air you breathe.

What Are the Types of Air Purifiers?

Depending on the type of system you install in your home, it functions in different ways. Here are some different types of air purifying systems and how they work to clean your home air:

Whole-Home Air Purifiers

A whole-home air purifier can remove up to 99 percent of all impurities from your home air. They are easily integrated into your home’s existing system and ductwork. As the name suggests, they clean your entire house, so you can have extra peace of mind that the air your family breathes is healthy and safe.  They run quietly and are discreet, so you won’t have to worry about extra noise or unsightly equipment.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

Another way to purify your indoor air is to exchange it with fresh air from outside, which is how an energy recovery ventilator works. These systems can also adjust the temperature and humidity of the air they bring in from outside, so your HVAC system isn’t using extra energy in the process.

UV Lights

Another option is to install UV lights in your home. These lights are designed to destroy mold, mildew, and other microorganisms living in the inner coils of your heating and cooling unit. The lights emit an electrical charge that works to immediately zap and kill these contaminants before they circulate through your ductwork.

New Berlin Heating Can Help You Purify Your Air

Whether you’re ready to install a new air purification system or still have questions about some of the benefits they can offer, contact us today for more information. We also offer repair services on existing systems. We are on standby to help you take the steps to cleaner indoor air—and better health.