A Guide to Air Purification

A Guide to Air Purification

A Guide to Air PurificationWhen your home is closed up against chilly winter temperatures, your indoor air quality can plummet. February is the perfect month to look for effective ways to boost your home’s air quality because its name originates from the word “februum,” which is Latin for “purification.”

Whole-House Solutions for Purifying Your Indoor Air

There are various portable air cleaners available today, but the easiest and most effective way to purify the air that circulates throughout your home is having a knowledgeable HVAC pro install an integrated air cleaner on your HVAC system. Two commonly-used types are:

  • Media filtration devices with high MERV ratings that can capture minute airborne particles including allergens like pet dander and dust mites, bioaerosols like pollen, mold, bacteria and viruses, as well as smoke and toxic chemical vapors.
  • Germicidal lamps that employ ultraviolet (UV) light to kill biological and organic pollutants like mold, bacteria and viruses. A UV light also sterilizes surfaces, so it can help protect the HVAC system and boost air quality.

Air Purification Provides Many Benefits

A trusted HVAC pro is your best source for advice on the ideal type and model of air cleaner to add to your home’s heating and cooling system. Depending on the specific type/model you choose, the improvement in your air quality can bring benefits like:

  • Relief from allergies. If any of your family members suffer from allergies, they’ll experience fewer attacks and discomforting symptoms.
  • Improved respiratory health. You and your family will be exposed to fewer viruses and bacteria that cause contagious illnesses like the flu and common cold. Anyone with respiratory problems like asthma or COPD will breathe easier too.
  • Less exposure to hazardous chemicals. You’ll have a lower risk of developing health problems from breathing in harmful chemical vapors.
  • Better protection for your HVAC. When your HVAC system is modified for higher MERV filtration, the coil and ductwork will stay cleaner, and fewer particles can collect on and damage sensitive components.

To learn more about different air purification options to improve the quality of your Peachtree City home’s air supply, contact us at Powers Heating & Air.


Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040. 

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