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Hidden Benefits of an Air Purifier

Did you know that foul odors in your air are actually caused by microscopic particles that are impossible to see? It’s one of the unfortunate things about cleaning your home, you’ll never really be able to clean everything with some paper towels, cleaning spray, a mop, and a vacuum. In fact, some things like your indoor air will only be cleaned with the help of an air purifier.

Today, we’re going to highlight a few of the lesser-known benefits of an air purifier. Sure, you might already know that they kill bacteria and viruses, but that means a lot more than just making your home safer. Air purifiers remove odors, they can deal with particles like mold spores that permeate your home, and they can improve the productivity and efficiency of your HVAC system.

If you didn’t want an air purifier in Alexandria, VA already, then this blog post might just do it for you.

Odor Elimination

Let’s talk about some human biology very quickly—we promise there’s a point to it. Our nostrils work by filtering out the air we breathe so that we reduce the risk of any contaminants entering our lungs. It’s why they’re so sensitive, and why we sneeze every once in a while. When you detect a bad smell or a permeating foul odor, it’s usually your nostril picking up a contaminant in the air that’s not good for you. This can be mold, bacteria, or something else entirely.

An air purifier can help eliminate those contaminants at their source and make sure they stop getting cycled through your indoor environment. Not only will your home be safer, but your nose will generally be able to smell the improvement in your home. Talk about a hidden benefit, this one should be at the top of the list!

The Destruction of Mold

Mold reproduces by releasing spores into the air. Just like your favorite horror movie, or a science fiction movie, mold can send these particles anywhere and there’s a likely chance that you’re breathing in mold spores from your home. Don’t worry, extremely toxic mold is hard to come by and can be nauseating to breathe in. However, prolong exposure to normal mold that grows in homes can also be harmful.

Luckily, air purifiers deal with this problem easily. An ultraviolet light air purifier can eliminate mold spores as they pass through your HVAC system. You don’t need to worry about anything else, as this system pretty much single-handedly takes care of your mold problem.

Improved Efficiency

Contaminants like mold spores and bacteria can adversely affect your HVAC system. They’ll clog up your heater’s air filter, they’ll stick to and damage your air conditioner’s coils, and cause more problems. Basically, by investing in an air purifier or air filtration system, you’re helping to improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems as well as help extend the lifespan of your systems as well. If you’re looking for more ways to make your home’s air more breathable and safe, call us today. We have a long list of improvements that can be made!

Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. for reliable IAQ products.

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