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Why an HVAC Air Filter Isn’t Enough

hvac-air-filterFor many homeowners, when they hear the term indoor air quality, they think about the temperature of their home. Chances are, you’re one of these homeowners. If you’ve never questioned what sort of indoor air quality solutions may be best for you, you might not even realize how many options you have. No, the HVAC air filter isn’t sufficient for protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, that’s not even its purpose.

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system does block particles like dirt, dust, and other contaminants. But it does this to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself, not your indoor air. So even though it doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it’s not enough to resolve any air quality issues your home might have. For this, you may want to consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier.

“Do I Really Need Whole Home Air Purification?”

We all want to breathe a little easier, right? This might be reason enough to look into your air purification and air filtration options. There are also specific indicators you could look for that signal you’ll really benefit from one of these systems. These indicators are:

  • Excessive dust buildup on the surfaces of your home, no matter how often you clean.
  • Worsening allergy and asthma symptoms among household members.
  • Condensation on the walls or windows that indicate poor ventilation and high humidity.
  • A foul odor in the air, especially when your HVAC systems are running, can indicate potential mold or bacteria growth in the ductwork.

If you’re looking for a proper assessment of your home’s indoor air, the best thing you can do is reach out to our team!

The Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purifier

So maybe you read all this and your next thought is, “well I’ll just buy a couple of portable air purifiers online and call it a day.”

This can be sufficient—for a single room or maybe even a studio apartment. But if you have a bigger home than this and really want to make a substantial difference in its air quality, then you should consider the whole home option. What are the benefits?

Cost Efficiency

Small air purifiers, as we just mentioned, can handle small spaces. This means that in order to address your entire home, you’ll need multiple units throughout the home, and you’ll have to continuously buy and replace filters for them.

A whole-home system will ultimately be the more cost-efficient option for you.


A whole-home air purifier can be installed directly into your HVAC system and/or the ductwork. This means you won’t have to take up valuable room space with multiple smaller units, nor will you need to deal with the noise associated with multiple smaller units.

Lastly, you’ll have uniform indoor air quality throughout your entire house 24/7.

See what keeps our customers saying, “I Love My Design Comfort!” Contact us today for whole-house air filtration in Salt Lake City, UT.

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