What’s the Best Way to Clean the Air in Your Home?

You may need additional products beyond what came with your HVAC system to eliminate indoor air contaminants

clean your airDust, pollen, mold, pet dander, microbes, and various other irritants and allergens can really limit your home comfort. While air-driven HVAC systems should include some type of filter already, this filter may not be effective enough in removing contaminants from the air. Fortunately, you can turn to General Heating & Air Conditioning for help selecting a Carrier brand product that will clean your air more effectively.

Upgrade to a New HVAC system

If you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioner anyway, you might consider upgrading to a new Carrier brand furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner as a way of getting cleaner air in your home. Carrier brand products feature high-quality integrated filter systems. Many of them also include a filter drier function to prevent mold or mildew from growing in the filter and to increase filter life.

Install an Air Purifier

If you really want cleaner air in your home, your best bet is probably to install a dedicated air purifier such as Carrier’s Infinity Air Purifier. This model captures up to 95 percent of airborne particles between .3 to 1 microns in size, and it has been proven to be 99 percent effective in killing 13 common pathogens plus mold spores by an independent laboratory. Unlike a portable air purifier, this in-line system can be easily installed in your ductwork to clean all of the air in your home up to 8 times per hour. It will not restrict the flow of air through your ducts or reduce your HVAC efficiency. Plus, it is completely silent.

Carrier’s air purifiers use the same technology as the purifiers used in hospitals and secure government facilities. Basically, Carrier’s “Captures and Kills” technology works in three steps:

  1. Particles become ionized as they enter the unit.
  2. Particles are trapped in the filter.
  3. Patented technology kills viruses, bacteria, and mold, including the germs from the common cold, measles, and flu.

Consider a Germicidal UV Light

If you have an indoor coil in your HVAC system, you might want to consider investing in a germicidal UV light for extra protection. This product is designed to kill bacteria and mold that could otherwise accumulate in the moist environment in and around the indoor coil by exposing them to intense UV light. This helps prevent mold and bacteria from the indoor coil from contaminating your home’s air in the first place.