If you’re like most homeowners in San Tan Valley, you spend about 90% of your time indoors. Most of that time will be in your home. You could be shocked to learn that the air quality in most homes is two to five times worse than that of the outdoor air. One of the major contributors to poor indoor air quality is particulate matter. Read on to learn how a whole-home air cleaner reduces airborne particles in your home and how these systems will benefit your health.

What Whole-Home Air Cleaners Do

Whole-home air cleaners are built into your home’s heating and cooling system. In most cases, they’re installed in or next to the air handler. Others are electronic systems built into the ductwork. These systems use electrostatic plates, filter media, or both to trap particles. These particles range in size from big enough to see with the naked eye to so small that an electron microscope is required to visualize them.

Types of Airborne Particles Removed by Whole-Home Air Cleaners

Whole-home air cleaners remove all types of airborne particles, including pet dander, oil droplets, pollen, dust, dust mite, and other pest waste, shed skin cells, soot, and smoke. According to the American Lung Association, the volatile organic compounds from auto exhaust and other combustion processes can also be removed by air purifiers and cleaners. These air cleaners can even remove small chemical compounds, such as ammonia, sulfate, and nitrates.

Benefits of Whole-Home Air Cleaners

Air cleaners lower your risk of short-term health effects from breathing particulates. These health effects include wheezing and shortness of breath along with coughing and nasal or sinus congestion. They can also help reduce your risk of long-term health effects, including emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

To learn more about how whole-home air cleaners reduce airborne particles in your home, take a look at Chandler Air’s indoor air quality services, or contact us today.

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