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As a Coupland, TX, resident, you spend 90% of your time indoors exposed to many kinds of air pollutants. Toxic home environments are among the most important environmental issues we face in the United States. Below we’ll discuss how you can select the best air purifier for your home and how it would benefit you.

How Does an Air Purifier Work?

Firstly, think about what type of purifier you want to install. While you could use a portable air purifier to eliminate health-robbing bacteria, biological growth, animal dander, pollen and toxins from the air, a whole-house model does a much more thorough job. That’s because a whole-house purifier pulls air through a series of special filters and/or through an ultraviolet light that traps and deactivates airborne toxins. As a result, it makes your home a healthier in which to live.

What Are the Health Benefits of Using a Whole-House Purifier?

There are many health benefits of using a whole-house purifier. Some of the benefits include:

  • Decrease eye, nose, throat and mouth irritation.
  • Reduce headaches, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Help prevent cancer that long-term exposure to organic compounds and byproducts can cause.

What Are the Various Whole House Air Filter Types?

Whole-house filters are built into the home’s return air ductwork. Filter types include:

  • Flat filters.
  • Extended media filters.
  • Electronic filters (great for smoke).
  • Ultraviolet filters (kills germs).

What are Good Tips for Selecting an Air Purifier for Your Home?

Select a purifier that:

  • Is the right size for your space.
  • Has a filter best-suited for the home’s most prevalent pollutant types.
  • Has a calibrated ionizer, if any.
  • Is a whole-house model.
  • Has a high CADR.

Finally, have an HVAC contractor inspect your air ducts for biological growth during maintenance. If they find biological growth, they should eliminate the contaminates immediately.

Improve your family’s health by improving your home’s air quality. Contact Texas Comfort Air to have a whole-house air purifier professionally installed. By doing so, you’ll breathe easier, sleep better and lead a healthier life.

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