Air Filter or Air Purifier? For Cleaner Air, There’s a Clear Difference

by | Mar 31, 2019

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If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, turn to the experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning. Our experienced comfort consultants know it’s not enough to manage air temperature—to feel just-right, you have to eliminate as many airborne impurities as possible. And you probably have more unpleasant things in your air than you think. From dust, pet dander, and pollen to cooking fumes, candle smoke, cosmetic and chemical vapors, and even the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paint, carpeting, and common household products, indoor air can be far more polluted than the air just outside your door. That’s why you should have an air filter AND an air purifier as part of a complete HVAC system.

Air Filters Protect Your Furnace

A standard air filter, changed at recommended intervals, is a good start but it won’t give you the clean, fresh air your family deserves. In fact, an air filter is not designed to do that. The purpose of your system filter is to prevent dust and debris from getting into your unit and bogging down its moving parts—it doesn’t actually clean the air that comes out of it.

Air Purifiers Protect Your Family

To truly improve indoor air quality, you need an air purifier, like a Carrier® system with Captures & Kills™ technology that removes up to 99 percent of all airborne impurities. This not only eliminates the things that can make someone with allergies and asthma miserable, but it also stops the spread of germs and viruses that can make anyone sick.

A whole-home air purifier from Gross Heating works with your furnace and air conditioning systems to clean the air circulating through your house as many as eight times an hour. Another option is adding a UV light inside your unit, where mold and bacteria grow. It acts like a bug zapper to destroy them before they even enter the air.

Start With an Indoor Air Quality Test

Not sure what’s best for your home? Start with an AirAdvice™ for Homes test from Gross Heating—it’ll help us identify specific problems and recommend the most appropriate products to help you breathe easy. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our website, along with information on all the services you need to stay comfortable.

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