Winter weather in our region of New Jersey leads to more time indoors. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside our homes can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air!
Customers in Essex, Passaic, Union, and Bergen Counties regularly turn to our team of indoor air quality (IAQ) experts for ways to make the air in their homes healthier and more comfortable. One product that we often recommend is a whole-home air purifier.
One of the reasons that the air in your house becomes so polluted is ductwork. Ducts and air vents cycle more than just warm and cool air. They circulate pollutants like pollen, dander, dust, bacteria, viruses and mold. Your air filters catch many of these pollutants, but a good number get through.
Conversely, air purifiers will eradicate or purify the toxins in air passing through your ducts. They may do this using additional filters, UV light, negative ions or other proprietary technologies.
Making the choice to install an air purifier and improve your IAQ yields a host of tangible benefits. Here are just a few.
A multitude of airborne toxins can wreak havoc on respiratory systems, specifically with babies, older adults and people with asthma. As these pollutants spread through your living space, you’ll encounter numerous negative symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and dry skin — potentially even a severe illness that could have lasting effects.
For best results, we suggest upgrading your air filter to a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, along with investing in an air purifier.
Whole-house air purifiers have been shown to reduce the transmission of colds, influenza, and other viral illnesses. In fact, the EPA has indicated that they can lower airborne transmission of COVID-19.
An air purifier can be a game changer in your home, drastically reducing the amount of dust, allergens, and microorganisms that float through your living spaces. They also prevent mold and bacteria buildup, which contributes to bad smells, so you get more time back by having fewer housekeeping duties!
When dust and debris circulate through your ducts, you can count on them clogging your air filters, and heating and cooling equipment. This lowers HVAC system efficiency, meaning you end up using more energy to stay comfortable. An air purifier will lower your fuel usage, reduce maintenance costs, and extend your equipment’s life.
We proudly sell and install whole-home air purifiers from REME HALO. These industry-leading products use a proprietary reflective electromagnetic energy technology to produce hydro-peroxide plasma. That plasma purifies airborne particles and also makes them larger so your air filter can catch them more easily.
We want to improve your air quality today. Request an IAQ assessment from the experts at JW Pierson.