Debunking Some Common Myths About Home Air Purification Systems

These days, many homeowners are making the decision to have air purification systems installed in their homes. Not only are these systems effective in improving overall air quality, but for those looking to sell their homes in the near future, a purification system can also add resale value and appeal to prospective buyers. Still, there are a lot of myths out there about air purification systems that homeowners should be aware of in order to make the right decision for their own needs.

Myth 1: An HVAC Air Filter Negates the Need for Purification

Many homeowners confuse HVAC systems that have air filters with air purification systems. They're not the same thing. Your furnace or central air conditioning system probably has a filter that's designed to remove some particles and contaminants from the air. However, with an air purification system, the only function of the system is to remove contaminants and pollutants from the air, resulting in much greater air quality than with an HVAC filter alone.

Myth 2: Air Purification Systems Only Remove Dust From the Air

Another common misconception people have about air purification systems is that they're only designed to remove dust from the air. In reality, these systems remove not only dust, but allergens, chemical fumes, and other potentially harmful pollutants. An air purification system can even remove mold spores from the air, which are otherwise hazardous to your health.

Myth 3: Filtered Purification Systems Are the Only Option

When shopping for an air purification system, filtered options are certainly the most common. These types of systems come with filters (usually HEPA filters, which are great for removing allergens from the air) that must be replaced from time to time. However, this isn't the only option available, as filterless purification systems are becoming increasingly popular as well. Some examples of filterless options include purifiers with electrostatic precipitators and ion generators.

Myth 4: Purification Systems Only Benefit Those With Allergies

It's true that those with allergies or asthma benefit greatly from having a home purification system. However, the fact is that any homeowner can enjoy the advantages that come with having one of these systems. For instance, because there are fewer contaminants and pollutants in the air, you may find that you don't need to dust as often. You may also find that yourself and others living in your home don't get sick as often as a result of the cleaner air.