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How an Air Purifier Can Help You During Cold & Flu Season

Many people love the winter season because it brings cooler temperatures and snow. But despite the many fun things about winter, there are also some downsides. Drier air lends itself to a higher chance of germs spreading—but there is something you can do about it.

If you don’t already have one, it’s a good idea to install an air purifier in Grosse Pointe, MI. A whole house air purifier can ensure that the air inside of your home is free from more than 99% of all harmful particles in the air, including those that cause colds and the flu. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an air purifier, especially during the winter season.

The Whole-House Difference

First, we want to talk about the difference in purchasing a whole-house air purifier compared to a smaller, portable unit. Smaller air purifiers often work just as well. The one difference is that a smaller air purifier is only designed to clean the air in a single room of your home. That leaves the rest of your home unprotected from germs and bacteria.

A whole house air purifier gets installed directly inside of your existing HVAC system so that all of the air passing through gets cleaned or filtered before blowing into your home. Once you install an air purifier, it can take around half of a day for all of the air in your home to be completely filtered. But once it is, the purifier continues working around the clock to maintain those results so that the air in your home remains free from harmful particles.

Health Benefits of Cleaner Air

The primary reason to invest in a whole-house air purifier is for the health benefits. No matter how well you clean your house, bacteria, germs and viruses can still be in the air around your home. The primary focus of an air purifier is to remove these harmful particles from the air to protect your health.

Of course, alongside germs, bacteria, and viruses, a whole house air purifier is also eliminating other harmful particles from the air. Things like chemicals, bad odors, car pollution, and anything else that might be in your air is almost completely eliminated with an air purifier. You’ll begin to notice a difference right away in how clean the air in your home feels after using an air purifier.

Other Unique Benefits

The benefits extend beyond protecting your health and making the air in your home feel better. An air purifier can also lighten the load on your air conditioner and heater. By eliminating harmful particles in the air, there are fewer particles entering the HVAC system and blowing through the ductwork. 

Your air filter will have less chance of getting clogged, the ductwork will have less dust and dirt buildup, and your air conditioner or heater will have overall higher efficiency. It’s easy to think that these microscopic particles in the air don’t have a huge impact on airflow, but they do. 

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for air purifier service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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