Today’s Easley, SC, homes keep much of the outside air’s pollutants outside. Unfortunately, they also keep air contaminants inside where most people spend about 90% of their time. Read on to learn how a whole-home air purifier can ensure the indoor air you breathe is healthy.

The air inside your home contains dust, bacterial growth, smoke, pet dander, and pollen. Worst of all, homes can contain carcinogenic organic compounds and byproducts.

How Do Household Pollutants Affect Health?

Dust, dust mites, bacterial growth, smoke, pet dander, and pollen aggravate asthma and allergies. Harder on health, though, are the carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and byproducts — building materials, glues, furniture upholstery, cleaning solvents and so on — that’s in our living space.

Extra sensitive people experience immediate health problems when breathing in carcinogenic pollutants. These health problems range from eye, nose, throat and mouth irritations to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Long-term exposure to these pollutants can lead to cancer.

Cleaning, ventilating and having regular HVAC maintenance help to improve air quality. Having a whole-home air purification system installed is not only beneficial but can be essential to health in many homes today.

What Are the Special Filters Used in Home Air Purifiers?

A whole-home air purification system gives you the ability to layer several different types of filters. These filters include flat, extended media, electronic (combats smoke), and ultraviolet (kills germs) filters. Air pollutants that are drawn into the system become trapped and deactivated or destroyed there.

A whole-home air purifier can be installed inside of your existing heating and cooling system. The air circulated throughout your home will be purified as it is conditioned and then sent out through your ductwork.

Improve your family’s health by improving your entire home’s air quality. Contact Palmetto Heating and Air LLC to learn more about whole-home air purifiers and indoor air products for a healthier home.

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