Quality air inside the home is just as important as being able to enjoy quality air while outdoors. Unfortunately, however, indoor air quality is often worse. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoors.
Two pieces of equipment that can improve indoor air quality are ventilators and air purifiers. Even though they are used inside the home for some of the same reasons, there are differences between the two.
These devices help to remove contaminants from the air inside the home. Many people use air purifiers for allergies as they help to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and contaminants that trigger allergies. People who are sensitive to the following allergy triggers find air purifiers especially beneficial:
- pet dander
- anti-microbial growth
Air purifiers can help to reduce the concentration of the above types of airborne contaminates. Not only do they help with those who suffer with allergies, but also those who have lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
These devices help to improve indoor air quality by replacing stale air that gets trapped inside the home with preconditioned air from the outdoors. Using a ventilator is similar to opening a window to allow fresh air inside, only no energy gets wasted. This can be especially true during the colder winter months when there is a need for some fresh air but there is also a desire not to lose any heat. Another benefit of using a ventilator opposed to opening a window is that the comfort level inside the home remains intact.
Other benefits of using a ventilator inside the home include:
- Alleviates formation of moisture which can produce anti-microbial growth
- Decreases the severity of asthma and allergy attacks
- Decreases the instances of respiratory infections
- Helps to remove humidity from home
If you are someone who is extremely sensitive to contaminants that trigger allergies, you may want to consider air purifiers for allergies. If you simply desire to improve the air quality in your home, a ventilator will do a great job.
Now is the perfect time to improve the air quality inside your home. Give us a call at Cox Air and we can help you with all of your air purification and ventilator needs.