The air is congested and polluted in many indoor environments. What’s worse, airborne particles can often contain disease-causing and allergy-inducing agents.
Fortunately, a whole-house air purifier is a cost-effective solution to improve your home’s indoor air quality. If you need air purifier services in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more, Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric can help you. Contact us today for whole-house air purifier services.
There are two types of air purifiers: whole-house UV air purifiers and ionic air purifiers. While the ultimate goal of each type of air purifier is to remove harmful contaminants from the air, they operate a bit differently from one another.
Unlike a portable air purifier that only treats individual rooms or small areas of homes, whole-house UV air purifiers work alongside your HVAC system to treat the air in your entire house.
UV air purifiers are installed directly into your heating and air conditioning system. They use short-wave ultraviolet light (UV-C) to render microorganisms and pathogens such as mold, bacteria, and viruses inactive and unable to reproduce. UV whole-house air purifiers are newer and generally considered more effective at purifying the air compared to ionic air purifiers. However, they are generally more expensive and require annual UV lamp replacement.
Meanwhile, ionic whole-house air purifiers are portable air purification devices that use electricity to create negative ions in the air to attract allergens such as pollen, bacteria, dust and smoke. The negative ions latch onto particulates, giving them an electrical charge. This causes them to clump together, become heavy, and eventually fall from the air. Ionic air purifiers are not as effective as eliminating larger particles and are ineffective on odors and gasses. These portable air purifiers also produce ozone.
Whether you live in a small one-bedroom or a large multistory house, your home can benefit from the installation of a whole-house air purification system to your HVAC system.
With a large range of purification systems available, it is easy to find a product that fits your home and suits your needs at an affordable price.
Whole-house air purifiers are very effective, but occasionally break down. You may notice your whole home air purifier is not working as well as it should, or it may even stop working altogether.
If your purifier isn’t functioning effectively, there might be a problem with the air filter inside the machine. Filters need regular replacement, as they can become clogged up from absorbing free-floating particles. If you have any issues with your whole home air purifier, contact Ravinia Plumbing for repair services.
An air purification system is designed to trap free-floating particles that contain pathogens and diseases. These include bacteria and viruses that can cause illnesses like the flu and tuberculosis. While your system can’t completely eliminate these threats, the chances of contracting one of these illnesses with a functioning system are much lower.
If you or a family member suffer from asthma or allergies like hay fever, an air purification system can protect you against the symptoms. Because ionic air purifiers are not as effective at eliminating larger particles such as pet dander and pollen, it’s recommended to install a whole-house air purifier.
Most systems are extremely quiet while they operate, allowing you to enjoy clean air in your home without being disturbed.
Air purifiers consume just a few cents of electricity per day. That’s a small price to pay for cleaner air.
If you need help installing or repairing your home’s air purification system, choose Ravinia Plumbing for services in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our experienced indoor air quality professionals are available to offer repairs for your system when there’s something wrong. We’re also ready to recommend which system is right for your home when you need a replacement. Contact us today to schedule service.
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