Advantages of Home Air Purification Systems and Filtration
All conventional heating and cooling systems using ducts come with air filters. These filters are important for protecting the air handler, the component responsible for circulating air evenly throughout the space. However, these filters are less effective at preserving indoor air quality.
The right air filtration and/or purification system is necessary for reducing the risk that pollutants infiltrate a home or business. Most air filtration and purification systems use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These systems can capture elements 0.3 microns (µm) or larger, which equates to about 99.97% of airborne particles. That includes dust, pollen, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, and smoke.
Some reasons to consider having a whole-home air purification system installed include:
- Clean air comfort throughout the home, compared to systems that only clean air within a small area
- Less maintenance by reducing the need for dusting
- Efficient operation that facilitates better airflow
- Quiet operation for minimal disturbance
Options for Air Purification
There are many air filtration and purification systems on the market to consider, but the decision boils down to two basic types — ionization and UV (ultraviolet) air purifiers. Each has a different function and distinct benefits.
Ionization Air Purifiers
Ionization air purifiers emit clouds with magnetically charged particles into the air that bind to pollutants. That makes contaminants heavier, causing them to fall. The pollutants enter the purifier and are drawn to metal plates inside. You simply remove the metal plates and clean them to get rid of the collected contaminants.
UV Air Purifiers
UV air purifiers attack microorganisms like mold, mildew, viruses, and bacteria in your system’s ductwork using UV light. These air purifiers are preventive, targeting particles while still in the ducts before they enter the space.
Air Filtration and Purification Systems from Cooper Mechanical
To install a whole-home air purification system or filtration system, a technician integrates it into the existing ductwork of your HVAC system. The unit is installed between the return duct and intake, enabling air to pass through and collect harmful particles before they enter indoors.
At Cooper Mechanical, we use only the best air filtration and purification systems for installations. These include iWave Air Purifiers and AprilAire filtration systems.
iWave Whole Home Air Purifiers
iWave uses patented technology to generate equal amounts of positive and negative ions. When injected into the air stream, this “needle-point bi-polar ionization” breaks down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds such as oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor and carbon dioxide. When the ions come in contact with viruses, mold, and bacteria, they remove the hydrogen molecules which deprive the pathogens of energy and they subsequently die. In addition, the ions attach to allergens such as dander and pollen, which causes them to group together until they’re large enough to be trapped by the air filter of your ventilation system. iWave actively purifies your home 24/7 and is maintenance free – no bulb or other parts ever require replacement.
AprilAire Air Filters
AprilAire offers filtration systems for all levels of indoor air pollution, as well as allergy and asthma severity. They trap particles that trigger allergies and respiratory conditions, such as mold, bacteria, pollen, and pet dander. These convenient systems use button controls for turning them on and off, making them easy to use. In addition to enhancing indoor air quality, they can help heating and cooling systems run more efficiently. That helps save costs on energy and repairs and may extend the service life of your HVAC system.
The knowledgeable technicians at Cooper Mechanical are happy to help homeowners and businesses select the right system for meeting their indoor air quality needs. We install air filtration and purification solutions into new and existing HVAC systems and can customize them according to your budget and the types of pollutants most important to filter.
What’s more, with an annual preventative maintenance agreement, you receive yearly assistance with cleaning, air filter replacement, and other adjustments so that minor issues don’t become major problems. Regular maintenance also helps preserve the longevity of any equipment.
Professional Air Filtration and Purification System Installations
Don’t rely on your HVAC system for air filtration and purification — find the right system to protect indoor air quality. The team at Cooper Mechanical has the training and experience necessary to professionally install, maintain, and repair whole-home air purification systems and home air filtration systems. Our goal is to ensure homeowners and businesses throughout Doylestown and the surrounding areas have the healthiest indoor environments possible. Contact us today to learn more about air filtration and purification systems and our services.