Every heating and cooling system has some form of filtration, but they can only do so much, so the best way to protect your health and the health of your HVAC system is with an air purification system. A whole home air purification system is relatively easy to install, but like any piece of home comfort equipment, it’s important to find the one best suited to your home.
Choosing the Right System
If you want to get the most out of your air purification system and ensure the air in your home is as clean as possible, you should explore the different options and identify your air quality needs. Air purifiers are available as stand-alone units or whole-home systems that are installed directly in line with your existing HVAC system. Stand-alone units can only do so much to improve your air quality because they only impact the rooms they’re in. On the other hand, whole-home units improve the air quality in your entire home, and can remove up to 99% of the germs from the air. These systems use your existing ductwork and blower fan, so they can remove mould spores, dust mites, mildew, bacteria, and other contaminants from the air much more effectively. Not every whole-home air purifier is the same though, most use some form of filter, but some also use UV lights and air ionizers to clean the air more effectively.
The Right System
Several companies manufacture whole-home air purification systems, but Lennox makes some of the highest-rated systems in the industry. Their systems use a variety of technologies including HEPA filters and UV lights, but some of the more popular models are the:
- PureAir Purification System
- Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner
- Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner
- Healthy Climate High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System
- Healthy Climate Germicidal Lights
Maintaining the Right System
Whole-home air purification systems are relatively easy to maintain, the most important thing you’ll need to do is change out or clean the filters depending on which model you have. The filters should be changed every six to twelve months, but you may want to do it more frequently if you have pets or several occupants in your home. You’ll also need to replace the light bulbs in your system if it uses UV technology, but that can be more complicated, and it’s a task best left to the professionals. The good news is the bulbs last up to three years, so you won’t have to get them changed that often.
Find the best air purification for your home with help from Delta Air Systems!
Delta has been proudly serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions’ HVAC needs since the 1950s. Our team of licensed technicians strives to provide our clients with reliable service and cost-effective solutions.