The quality of air in your home isn’t always optimal. Between dust particles, smoke and occasional pet dander, indoor air usually has higher levels of pollutants than the air outside. Fortunately, you can improve the quality of the air in your home with an air purifier.
At Air Pro Inc., we offer air conditioning repair and products that help improve your quality of life. In this post, our experts answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about air purifiers and indoor air quality.
Q: How Do Air Purifiers Work?
A: Air purifiers make use of a single or complex system of internal fans that pull the air in your home into a series of filters that remove airborne particles and pollutants, leaving clean air to be circulated back into the room.
Q: Do Air Purifiers Help Get Rid of Odors?
A: The standard air purifier with a HEPA filter doesn’t necessarily absorb and filter smells. They can reduce odors by capturing odor-creating particles, but they can’t stand alone against more persistent smells like smoke and cooking odors.
We recommend you get an air purifier with an activated carbon filter that will work together with the HEPA filter to address the more troublesome odors. In addition to getting rid of foul smells, activated carbon filters can help reduce VOCs and even radon.
Q: How Frequently Should I Change Filters?
A: How frequently you change your air filter depends on usage and the overall air quality in the room. Whether it’s reusable or disposable, it’s a good idea to check the filter at least once every two weeks and replace it as needed. For air purifiers in more pollutant-heavy rooms, you should change or clean the filters at the end of every week.
Just like cooling or heating repair, changing air filters should be done proactively to ensure that your home is always getting clean, purified air.
Q: How Do I Tell if My Home Needs an Air Purifier?
A: Determining the quality of the air in your home isn’t easy, and it’s not always apparent that a specific room is full of pollutants. That’s why we recommend you work with certified and experienced air quality specialists like us.
At Air Pro Inc., we handle more than just heating and air conditioning replacement. We offer a range of products and services that help improve your home’s air quality, such as air filtration products, fresh air ventilators and carbon monoxide detectors, just to name a few.
Call us at (505) 224-2806 to learn more. You may also fill our contact form to schedule an appointment with us.