Are you looking for the most efficient way to filter the air in your home? Look no further than your house's forced air heating or central air conditioning system. The filters are integrated into it, making a central air filtration system the perfect choice for cleaning the air throughout your house. You have a few options when it comes to choosing the right filter for your home, such as oven filters, inlet UV systems, or whole house HEPA filter systems. When it comes to whole-house air purifiers, there is a lot of misinformation out there.
Some air purifiers are marketed as such, but they are actually large portable units. While they can filter relatively more air, larger portable filters don't actually clean all the air in the house. The HVAC system is the only way to incorporate a true air purifier for the whole house. It could be as simple as a filter through which the return of air enters the oven (which is primarily intended to protect the oven components from dirt, rather than purifying the air), or it could be an electronic system integrated into the duct network.
For an air purifier to be considered a whole-house system, it must be placed in the airflow of the ducts of your HVAC system. The 3- and 5-ton versions of the Perfect 16 only differ in the amount of air they can filter per minute. AprilAire's original whole-home air purifiers are specifically designed to work with your AprilAire air filter. When choosing the best whole-home air purifier system for your home, you need to consider your willingness and ability to perform necessary maintenance, as well as the specific contaminants you want to remove from the air.
It's important to remember that while an entire household unit may be cheaper, its filtration capacity may be limited by other external circumstances, such as the size of the ducts, whether or not the oven fan is on all the time (it can only filter the air that passes through it) and duct cleaning also works. Portable and whole-house filters trap dust, pollen and more to clean the air and improve indoor air quality. The air inside your home circulates through your home's return ducts (sometimes called cold air returns) to the heating and cooling system and then returns to the rooms in your home. Some manufacturers are addressing noise issues with so-called smart filters that use an optical sensor to determine if the air is relatively clean and then switch to a lower fan setting.A whole-house air purifier is a device that is installed in line with the residential air conditioning system that traps or destroys dust, pollen and other harmful contaminants to clean the air and improve indoor air quality.
In addition, this model only filters moving air, such as when the heater or air conditioner is operating (although most HVAC systems have a “fan on” mode that keeps air flowing through the ducts even when the heater or air conditioner isn't working). Some air filters are hybrids that combine both methods, and some include activated carbon elements to combat odor. In fact, these filters are designed to protect the oven from large dust particles and, while they can keep surfaces in your home a little cleaner, they don't block microscopic particles that irritate lung tissue.