We might cause some head-scratching with this answer, but when it comes to which air purifier is best, the real answer is, “it depends.” The thing is, different homes have different air quality needs. There are a wide number of things to consider. Overall, indoor air quality in Salt Lake City homes is often worse than that of outdoors, because contaminants, allergens, and even dry air get trapped inside due to tight home construction.
We can’t say what’s best for your specific home until we do a thorough assessment, but what we can tell you is that it’s best to get a whole-house system professionally installed, versus purchasing a small, portable system that can really only help a room or two.
But how do you even know you need a whole-house indoor air quality product of any kind?
Signs You Need Indoor Air Quality Solutions
- You notice condensation on your walls or windows.
- You notice mold and mildew growth within your home.
- You detect a musty odor in your home.
- You have warped or splitting wood furnishings and floorboards signaling a humidity imbalance.
- You’ve noticed your family is suffering from allergy symptoms more often.
Each of these problems can be tackled by a different type of indoor air quality product. For the problem of contaminants and mold growth, a whole-house air purifier such as UV germicidal lights or an electrostatic air cleaner may be the answer.
“I Really Can’t Just Get a Portable Air Purifier?”
You can, and it will have some impact on your indoor air quality. But in order to achieve the best results, you should contact your local air conditioning experts to see which whole-house air purifier system is best for your needs—a media filter, electrostatic air purifier, or a UV (ultraviolet) system installed in your ductwork—or if some combination of these will be helpful.
Whole-House Air Purification Is Cost-Efficient
Smaller, portable air purification units can only handle a small area of your home at once. Rather than investing in multiple portable systems, homeowners find that a whole-house air purifier can be more cost-efficient.
You won’t have to maintain several units. Rather, you can just focus on one. And cleaner air will enable to you to less frequently change your HVAC air filters, which is an added money-savings benefit.
Whole-House Systems Are Convenient
Whole-house air purifiers can typically be integrated right into your HVAC system and/or its ventilation system. This means you don’t have to use up any space that would otherwise be taken up by smaller units. Nor do you have to deal with the noise of these systems.
Lastly, you’ll have uniform indoor air quality throughout your home 24/7. Air purifiers serve as an excellent preventive tool for avoiding major air quality problems. That’s true whether you’re inquiring about a basic high-efficiency air filter or the much more advance UV germicidal lights. Reach out to our team to learn more.