Did you know that the average American spends 90% of their time indoors? Or that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that indoor air is often several times more polluted than outdoor air?
What is in the Air?
Common pollutants found in indoor air include dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), viruses, and bacteria. Many of these pollutants can cause negative health effects like worsening of allergy and asthma symptoms, sinusitis, respiratory infections, sore throat, common colds, and the flu.
Chemical gases like VOCs can even cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Plus, our homes often have unpleasant odors in them from sources like pets, tobacco smoke, and cooking. Those may not hurt our health, but they can certainly make our homes uncomfortable.
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How Can I Fix This?
So what can you do to make the air in your home cleaner and healthier to breathe? One of the best options available is a whole-home air purifier from Aprilaire. It can turn your home’s HVAC system into an air cleaning system.
The Aprilaire whole-home air purifier is installed into your existing HVAC system and can be controlled by a smart thermostat. Pairing the air purifier with an Aprilaire thermostat gives you access to even more features, like Event-Based Air Cleaning.
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That can be used to give an extra boost to your home’s air cleaning during times when you need it most, for instance during allergy season or when vacuuming. It allows you to run the air purifier even when the heating and cooling system isn’t running.
Some of the Event-Based Air Cleaning programs available include running for 30 minutes out of every hour or running for three hours and then returning to automatic mode. You can even set the air purifier to run constantly, 24/7, which can be very helpful for family members with allergies or asthma.
The Aprilaire thermostat can also monitor and control humidity and ventilation systems. With Aprilaire’s Wi-Fi enabled IAQ thermostat, you can control all of these things from your smart phone, even when you’re not at home.
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Why Choose Aprilaire?
Unlike some other air purifiers, the Aprilaire whole-home air purifier does not produce ozone gas. Instead of producing ozone, the Aprilaire uses a combination of electrostatic technology and a traditional air filter. That’s important because ozone gas is itself a potentially hazardous form of air pollution.
While ozone-producing “purifiers” might make your home’s air smell fresh, they’re really putting more pollution into it. On the other hand, with the Aprilaire, your home’s air will smell cleaner because it’s actually cleaner.
In fact, independent testing by a leading lab, LMS Technologies, found that the Aprilaire’s premium Model 5000 Air Purifier performed better than three of its leading competitors. Compared to those other purifiers, the Aprilaire provided the best cleaning over time and the lowest resistance to airflow.
LMS found that after running for six months, the Aprilaire air cleaner still removed 99% of pollen and 98% of bacteria from the air, while its competitors removed as little as 46% of pollen and 60% of bacteria under the same conditions.
Not only is it effective at removing larger particles like bacteria and pollen from the air, the Model 5000 can even capture particles as small as 0.1 microns, such as airborne viruses.
Plus, the Aprilaire requires maintenance less often than those competitors do. You just have to change out the filter once a year, a process that takes about twenty minutes. Even the busiest families can find the time for that.
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Aprilaire Saves You Money and Time
In addition to making the air healthier for the people in your home, the Aprilaire whole-home air purifier can also help to protect your HVAC system and your electronics. By removing more dust, mold, and other particles from the air, the Aprilaire air-purifier keeps the inside of your HVAC unit, including the coils, cleaner.
Because they’re so confident that the air purifier will help protect your coils, Aprilaire offers the Clean Coil Guarantee. With this guarantee, they’ll actually help pay for cleaning your new air conditioner’s coils if they need cleaning within ten years, as long as you have been correctly using the Aprilaire air purifier.
Keeping your HVAC system clean helps it run more efficiently and can extend its working lifespan. That can help save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
By removing more dust from the air, the Aprilaire whole-home air purifier makes house-cleaning easier and protects sensitive electronics. These Electronics can be damaged by dust build-up. So it’s protecting your belongings and making life easier. At the same time it’s making your home’s air cleaner and more pleasant to breathe.
Overall, the Aprilaire whole-home air purifier can reduce potentially harmful and unpleasant air pollution in your home. That can help your family to be healthier and more comfortable. It can protect your belongings and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system too. There are several helpful videos on the Aprilaire You Tube Channel here. Talk to a Comfort Consultant to find out which Aprilaire model is right for you!