How to Get the Most Out of Your Air Purification System

Installation of a new air purification system is very important to keep your family safe and healthy. However, there are many more tasks you can and should perform to ensure your system works as intended. Here are a few aspects of your home you should inspect and upgrade as necessary to ensure your air purification system works properly.

Proper Ventilation

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Air purification systems are highly effective in closed environments but it does you little good if no fresh air is allowed into your home. Even when filtered and treated, stale recycled air is unhealthy. Proper ventilation allows fresh air into your home and old air out without wasting energy. Heat exchanging ventilators are increasingly popular for this reason and there are a number of different ways to filter air as it enters your home to avoid additional contamination.

Insulation

While ventilation allows air to pass freely between indoor and outdoor environments, reducing the risk of ventilation related health problems; you want the rest of your home to retain as much heating and cooling as possible. This improves the efficiency of every system in your home, including your air purifiers. Get the proper insulation rating for every exterior wall and your attic and have your home inspected for signs of wear.

Sealing

Another common source of energy loss is through windows and doors that are improperly sealed. Weather stripping and sealant go a long way toward reducing energy loss and contamination from outdoor air. You should also check for cracks around the foundation, openings in ductwork and holes near pipes or electrical outlets that allow air in.

Filter Selection

Choose the right filters to get the most out of your system. Home air purification systems that are standalone systems do well with HEPA filters which are extremely effective at removing the vast majority of air contaminants like pollen, dander, bacteria, dust, and more.
If you are unhappy with the performance of your air purification system and would like to know how best to improve it, call an HVAC professional today.

Most people would be surprised if you told them that indoor air pollution is a problem in many homes. Inadequate ventilation and airborne contaminants can make the air in your home unhealthy, and you will be surprised at what a difference a properly functioning indoor air quality system makes. Every situation is different, so make sure that you examine what the right solutions for your home are before making any decisions.

Pat Murphy is a writer for the heating and air conditioning industry, and he is an expert in the field of home improvement. Read his other articles by visiting the blog of G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric, a Seattle heating and air conditioning contractor.