Indoor air is often more contaminated than outdoor air. Since we spend most of our time indoors, our exposure to poor indoor air quality puts us at risk for diseases. Investing in an air purifier helps promote cleaner, healthier, and breathable air in your home or business, thus enhancing indoor air quality.

Here’s a look at the different factors that should be considered before choosing an air purifier.

1. Room Size

It is crucial to determine the size of the space for which the air purifier will be used. It is available in a wide range of sizes and prices dependent on the features offered and the coverage area. Think about sizing up — the majority of air purifier models that are effective in large spaces (about 350 square feet and greater) can also perform admirably in smaller rooms at slower speeds. Lower speeds generally have less noise, which is convenient for watching TV or sleeping.

2. Noise Rating

Before choosing an air purifier, you must remember to consider the decibel level of its noise output. It is equipped with fans, therefore it emits noise. For example, if you are purchasing one for your bedroom, you need to ensure that its noise level is below 50 decibels so that you are not disturbed while sleeping.

3. Filtration Type

Air purifiers vary depending on the type of air filtration system they use, each one targeting certain indoor air pollutants. High-efficiency particulate air filters, for instance, are found in most top-end air purifiers and are capable of catching pollen, mold spores, and other microscopic particles as small as 0.3 microns. Other filtration types in air purifiers include activated carbon, charged ions, and ultraviolet (UV) light.

Climate Systems Heating and Cooling is a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer providing quality service in the Greater North Pittsburgh area. We are qualified in the most sophisticated and effective options in heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Get in touch with us today to learn more about the products we offer that will make the indoor air a little more breathable, including the iWave Air Purifier and the Carrier Infinity® air purifier. Call (724) 935-3900, or fill out our contact form to request a service appointment.

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