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WHAT TYPE OF AIR PURIFIER DO I NEED?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

If you are here, you have already made a very important decision for yourself and your family - to purchase an air purifier for your home. Now is the hard part, deciding which one is right for you.


There are a few things to consider before I can answer this question, so lets look at our options.


STAND-ALONE

This is the most obvious and the easiest to 'instal'. It requires no duct work, no pre-planning or construction integration. As the name suggests, it is a portable, stand-alone unit that can be moved around the home from room to room. This is the obvious solution for already completed homes where HVAC integration is not an option, and 90% of my clients opt for this type (as do I).


Within this category are a whole host of different types of stand-alone air purifiers, from ionization, UV lights, carbon to HEPA. This post dissect these filter types and helps you understand which is best for your home.


WHOLE HOME (IN-DUCT)

This involves integration into the homes heating and cooling ductwork, meaning the best time to instal these types of units is during construction or renovation. This option has a higher up-front cost, but is much more efficient over time.


CONCLUSION

Both of these types will help reduce airborne allergens, bacteria, mold spores, viruses, VOCs and odors, resulting in healthy, breathable, fresh-smelling air.



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