If you’re like most New Orleans, Louisiana, homeowners, you want to make sure the air in your home is as clean as possible. Fortunately, you can easily combat air pollution in your home by adding a whole-home air purifier to your heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system. Here are some of the ins and outs of whole-home air purifiers you should keep in mind if you’re looking for a way to improve your indoor air quality.

What Is a Whole-House Air Purifier?

A whole-house air purification system is exactly what it sounds like: a purification system that will clean the air in your entire home. Installing one of these systems can be extremely beneficial for family members experiencing asthma or other breathing conditions, but it’s also a good choice for anyone who wants to improve their indoor air quality.

How They Work

There are several different types of whole-home air purifiers available, and each of them works differently to clean the air in your home. For example, an electrostatic air purifier will be installed between your return ductwork and your air handler, and it uses static electricity and a high-quality MERV or HEPA filter to remove particulate matter from the air in your home. In addition to electrostatic air purifiers, there are air purifiers designed to remove volatile organic compounds and other gases from the air, as well as air purifiers that use ultraviolet light to kill germs and other bacteria.

Keeping Your System Running

Once you’ve had your air purifier installed in your HVAC system, you want to be sure it continues to function the way that you need. Fortunately, this is as easy as performing a little regular maintenance. In particular, you need to make sure you’re regularly inspecting your air filter and replacing it when dirt and debris have accumulated. Keeping your air filter clean will make the air in your home cleaner.

If you’re ready to install a whole-home air purifier, call Bryans United Air Conditioning today at 504-208-2071. We’ll help you pick and install the air purifier that’s right for your home and family.

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