A Healthy Home Starts with the Air
Conversations surrounding health and wellness have, for good reason, escalated in 2020. With people spending unprecedented amounts of time inside their houses, the conversation naturally turns to our homes. How can we ensure that our dwellings are as healthy as possible for ourselves and our families? One simple solution is cleaning the air that we breathe.
What’s in My Air?
The air in your home can be filled with many invisible pollutants that can cause sickness and disease. You may be familiar with many of the most common indoor pollutants, things like dust, pollen, dander, mold. However, there are many more pollutants and ultrafine particles that can contaminate your home’s air. For example, bacteria, radon, fungal spores, and viruses are all common pollutants.
How Can I Clean My Air?
An air purifier is one simple way to help clean the air in your home. Air purifiers are designed to remove these contaminants from the air and have varying degrees of effect depending on the quality of the filter. Filters are rated by how well they remove very small particles measured in micrometers.
The MERV rating stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and measures filters effectiveness at removing particles from .3 to 10 micrometers. The MERV scale is from 1 – 16. For reference, particles at 10 micrometers include things like cockroach debris and pollen (MERV 1-4). 3 to 10-micrometer particles include pet dander and mold spores (MERV 5-8). 1 to 3-micrometer particles include lead dust and auto emissions (MERV 9-12). Particles at .3 to 1 micrometer include bacteria and respiratory droplets (MERV 13-16). A 16 is the highest possible MERV rating and is the quality of air filter used in hospital surgeries.
What Should I Get for My Home?
There are an almost overwhelming number and variety of air purifiers on the market. It’s possible to sink hours and thousands of dollars into getting an air purifier (or several) that works for you and your home. In our opinion, there’s one superior option: the IQAir Perfect 16 Whole House Purifier.
The IQAir Perfect 16 is integrated into your HVAC system, meaning that all of the air in your home has the chance to be filtered through the Perfect 16. This is key, because letting air bypass your purifier renders the investment significantly less effective.
The Perfect 16 has, you guessed it, a MERV 16 medical-grade rating. It removes not only 95% of particles larger than 0.3 microns, but it’s also 85% effective in removing particles above 0.003 microns (the smallest that exist). This ensures that the air in your home is up to 10x cleaner, guaranteed. Four high-quality filters positioned in a “W” formation results in 170 square feet of filtering material. These filters don’t need to be changed monthly like the ones in your furnace; even if you run your HVAC system 100% of the time, these filters will last 12 – 18 months.
There are many options when it comes to making your home healthier. The IQAir Perfect 16 Whole House Purifier grants peace of mind by guaranteeing that every breath is as clean and pure as it can be.
If you’re interested in talking to one of our experts about the IQAir Perfect 16 Whole House Air Purifier, contact us today at 502-378-7366. We’ll help ensure that your home is as healthy as it can be.