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Horn Plumbing & Heating has served homeowners and businesses throughout Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties since 1981. Our HVAC services include heating, air conditioning, and ventilation but also air purification, and our team can integrate an air purifier into your existing HVAC equipment to improve your indoor air. An integrated air purifier can trap particulates, such as dust and pet dander, but also eliminate bacteria, viruses, odors, volatile organic compounds, and so forth.

What Is an Air Purification System and How Does It Work?

The term air filter is generally reserved for passive media and active devices that remove solid particulates. Air purification is typically more advanced. Air purifiers will usually contain an air filter, such as a HEPA filter, but will also house other means of purification, such as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, activated carbon, polarized-media electronic air cleaning, ionization, and so forth. Whole house air purification is integrated into an existing HVAC system. It’s generally attached to the air handler and can be positioned on either the supply or return side. The blower forces air through the air purifier before it reaches the heating or cooling system, and the purifier removes the impurities, which keeps your HVAC equipment and ducts cleaner and improves the quality of the air you breathe.

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The Benefits of a Whole Home Air Purifier

When people think about air pollution, they tend to picture dense smog billowing from industrial chimneys, but air pollution is a health concern even in rural communities. Furthermore, indoor air pollution is often a greater health risk because it’s much more concentrated and the average American spends more than 90% of his or her time indoors. Indoor air pollution levels cannot be lower than outdoor air pollution levels without some form of air purification. An air purifier will eliminate the particulates and contaminants that are linked to a wide range of serious health issues. Cleaner air will help you sleep better and feel better overall. Your home will smell better. It will be less prone to dust accumulation, and you’ll keep your HVAC equipment cleaner thereby extending the life of the system.

Why Choose Horn?

Homeowners and businesses throughout Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties choose Horn because we’ve been an established and trusted company in this region for more than 40 years. We’re a family-owned and -operated company. Horn is also a fully licensed and insured HVAC and plumbing contractor. Our team includes highly skilled and experienced tradespeople, including air purification specialists. We only sell the best products from the top brands, only use the highest quality materials available, and also hold ourselves to the highest standards of workmanship and customer service at all times.

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Signs You Need an Air Purifier

Signs You Need an Air Purifier

Horn recommends an air purification system for all homes as a preventative measure, but there can also be indications that an air purifier is a particularly pressing need for your home. The signs include a dust mite infestation or dust accumulating at a rate that seems difficult to keep up with. If your family seems to get sicker more often than it should, air purification can help reduce the presence of viruses. It can also mitigate and in some cases eliminate allergy and asthma symptoms. You may also want to consider an air purifier if the air feels stuffy, you sneeze often, or you have a family member that snores loudly.

Alternative Indoor Air Quality Solutions

An air purifier is not the only way to improve the air quality in your home or business, and Horn suggests a multifaceted effort to attain optimal IAQ. Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers are examples of other air quality equipment that we install, maintain, and service.

Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers are devices that clean the air by using UV light and a catalytic process. Originally designed for use on the International Space Station, this technology has since been adapted for residential and commercial applications. Air scrubbers are distinct from other types of air cleaners in that they can remove both airborne and surface contaminants, making them a popular choice for hospitals and other medical institutions worldwide.

Humidifiers

The air is drier in the winter, and this dryness is often increased as a result of heating your indoor environment. Dry air is less comfortable, making your home feel less warm, and can contribute to respiratory disorders and poor skin health. A central humidifier is an efficient and cost-effective solution to avoid dry indoor air, and Horn can assist you in selecting a humidifier that will integrate with your existing HVAC system.

Dehumidifiers

Too much moisture is an even bigger worry since it promotes mold growth and makes the environment more inviting to bacteria, viruses, dust mites, and other creatures that degrade indoor air quality. A central dehumidifier can be installed into your existing HVAC system and will reduce the frequency and intensity with which your AC runs.

The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

The EPA now recognizes poor indoor air quality in our homes among the top five health risks facing Americans. Poor indoor air quality is linked to serious heart and lung conditions. Indoor air pollution not only exacerbates allergies and asthma but can play a role in those conditions manifesting. Households with an air purification system are less prone to getting sick. With better air quality, people enjoy better sleep and experience headaches and fatigue less often.

Depend on the Air Purification Experts at Horn

Horn has more than four decades of experience helping area homeowners and businesses achieve and maintain optimal indoor air quality. Let us integrate air purification into your existing HVAC system that improves the air you breathe. Call us today at 1-610-363-4200 with any questions or to schedule a consultation.