Now that the weather is getting cooler, I have been pondering ways to improve the air quality in my home.
I have considered buying a whole home air purifying system, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the investment.
Whole home media air cleaners work with your heating and cooling system to filter out harmful particles from the air. HEPA filters are the most effective type of cleaner; they can detach most particles 0.3 microns or greater. Dust, pollen, and pet dander are among the things they excel at removing from the air. But whole home media air cleaners are more expensive than oil furnace filters or gas furnace filters. So, if you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before arriving at a decision. I like to run our central HVAC system with its HEPA filter to clean the air in the house, but I’ve been wondering if it is entirely cleaning all the dust from the air. I need to buy one of those ppm meters, so I can measure the air quality, but I just spent a chunk of money on some sound equipment for my music gigs, so that is going to have to wait for a bit. Perhaps I could buy a smaller, portable media air cleaner, like the one my former roommate had, that used an ionizer to remove the debris from the air. This was in our apartment. I could call him to see how much it cost, and if it was worth it in the long run, vs just running the HVAC system.