Air purifiers are basically designed to clean indoor air and ensure that impurities like dust and odors aren’t circulating in your home. They’ve become popular in recent years, but with the threat of a novel coronavirus, air purifiers are now an essential appliance for many homeowners.

In this post, residential and commercial HVAC company Custom Air Systems shares the answers to some frequently-asked questions about air purifiers.

How Can Air Purifiers Benefit Me?

An air purifier is designed with a filter (or multiple filters) and a fan, allowing the device to suck in and recirculate air. Particles and other contaminants are captured by the filter when the air flows through it. This enables it to push clean air back into the living space.

What Can Air Purifiers Filter Out?

Typically, air purifiers can filter out dust, pollen, pet dander and other pollutant particles in the air. Take note, however, that you can’t use an air purifier for capturing gases like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or radon. It’s also not capable of catching allergens that are already embedded in your flooring and furniture.

What Should Be Considered When Shopping for an Air Purifier?

You’ll find a variety of air purifiers on the market, which can make shopping for one a little tricky. To ensure that you’re purchasing the right air purifier for your home, check the products for the following considerations:

1. Size – Make sure that the air purifier is suitable for the size of your living space or a specific room in your home.

2. CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating – This is the cleaning speed of the air purifier, which tells you how quickly they can remove dust and pollen from your indoor air. Generally, a CADR of at least 300 is recommended.

3. True HEPA – This is a type of filter that can remove 99.97% of particulates that measure 0.3 microns. It’s effective at removing extra fine particles like dust, mold, dander and other common allergens.

Custom Air Systems has been operating since 1985. In addition to AC maintenance, we also offer 24/7 repairs and services to local customers. That said, you can count on us anytime you need help with your HVAC system. Call us at (281) 985-9592 (Manvel) or (830) 217-2290 (New Braunfels) to request a quote. You can also fill out our contact form to reach us.