Portable Air Purifiers vs. HVAC Air Purifier Attachments for Your South Jersey Area Home

If you’ve begun to consider the air quality within your home and how it can have both long-term and short-term effects on the health of you and your loved ones, congratulations! You’re taking the first step in making sure the air flowing through your home is safe and healthy! Many homeowners don’t realize that their indoor air can often be more contaminated than outdoor air. In fact, high concentrations of chemicals, odors, mold, pet dander, and dust often result in highly polluted indoor air, making it an average of two to five times worse than the air outdoors. Fortunately, you can drastically improve the quality of your home’s air by simply utilizing an air purifier, but first you must decide whether you’d like to use a simple, portable air purifier or have a more comprehensive system installed within your HVAC ductwork.

Have questions about how you can ensure the best indoor air quality possible for your South Jersey home? Contact the experts at Rubino for answers! Give us a call at (856) 281-1297 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today!

How Does an Air Purifier Clean Your Voorhees, NJ Home’s Air?

Today’s homes are constructed with tighter seals, heightened insulation, and less porous materials – trapping stagnant air and recirculating it throughout your home. An air purifier consists of a filtering system and a fan. As air is sucked in, it moves through the filter, capturing pollutants and particles, allowing clean air to be pushed back out. However, selecting the best air purification system for your home requires that you consider a few factors before making a decision, such as the size of your home, the associated costs, and how comprehensive you want to be in cleaning your home’s air.

Portable Air Purifiers

Portable air purifiers rely on a filter system to pull air in and neutralize negative contaminants, releasing balanced and clean air back into your home. The longer your air purifier runs, the more air it’s able to neutralize, resulting in cleaner air circulating within your home. Air purifiers are readily available at most retail home stores and are a great first step in ensuring clean air for your home.

One thing to keep in mind is that because portable air purifiers rely on a filter, you will need to replace the filter at least twice a year (although ideally filters would be replaced every 3 months) in order for your air purifier to perform optimally. They typically cost around $50 per filter, so if you replace your filter every three months, you will spend an average of $200 annually on filters. When choosing a filter, you should look for high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters for the best results, as these are able to capture both larger and ultra-fine particles in your home’s air.

Germicidal UVC Light HVAC Air Purifying System

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive method of purifying your home’s air, you may want to consider having high-output germicidal UVC lamps installed within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Ultraviolet (UVC) light has the unique ability to penetrate the thin walls of microorganisms and disrupt their DNA structure. This means that when germs, viruses, pollutants, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) pass through your HVAC system, they are instantly killed or rendered inactive. Since its discovery in the 19th century, UVC light has been widely utilized as an effective air sanitization method throughout hospitals and medical facilities.

Attaching UVC light-based air purifiers to your HVAC system is an extremely efficient approach to providing your family and loved ones with clean and healthy air, and the practice has become more widespread in recent years.

Choosing the Right Air Purifier for Your Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Sewell, Marlton, Haddonfield, or Moorestown Home

While the decision to pursue better indoor air quality for your home may seem intuitive, deciding which air purification approach is best for you can be difficult. The air quality experts at Rubino Service Company are happy to answer your specific questions regarding the air quality needs of your unique home! Just give us a call at (856) 281-1297 or contact us online to schedule a consultation!  

While portable air purifiers offer the quickest fix, they are not always created equally. It’s important to research your options and keep in mind the cost of replacement parts such as filters. On the other hand, although HVAC attachments such as high-output germicidal UVC lamps will cost more upfront due to installation, they not only provide a much more exhaustive clean, but the lamps typically last for approximately two years. With replacement lights ranging from $80-$100 (or more), you can expect to spend roughly $50 per year on your germicidal UVC light HVAC attachment.

Improving Your South Jersey Home’s Indoor Air Quality for a Healthier Lifestyle

We are all looking for ways to achieve health and happiness in our lives, and the two are often interlinked. When we aim for a healthier lifestyle, we often gain happiness as a byproduct. Whether making dietary adjustments, adopting a hobby, or committing to a new exercise routine, at the end of the day, we will retreat to the comfort of our home and reflect on the progress we’ve made. The air that we breathe while in our home affects the health and well-being of not only ourselves, but our family and loved ones as well.

Are you ready to protect your home’s air with germicidal UVC lamp installation, or would you like to learn more about the air quality services offered by Rubino? Call us today at (856) 281-1297 or conveniently schedule your appointment online anytime!