When you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home and create a more comfortable setting, you need the right device to get the job done. You can invest in purifiers, ventilators, and humidifiers to create a healthier and more habitable setting. Here are a few differences between the various items to ensure you use the right appliance for your home or office in Macungie, PA.

How Ventilators Work

Ventilators help to maintain the indoor air quality by introducing outside air into the home and are ideal for homes in cold climates. It can force outside air into the building with the use of range fan ducts and intentional vents. They also provide more control of the air and minimize pollutants from the outside.

Ventilators work with air purifiers by bringing fresh air in and then removing any pollutants or contaminants that may be present from the outside air. By operating at the same time, they can allow residents to breathe in fresh, healthy air that is cleaner than what you would breathe outside.

How Air Purifiers Work

With air purification, a pre-filter traps large particles and the second filter is electronic. The electronic filter has negatively charged collection cells that collect the smaller particles by sending a positive charge on the particles.

Air purifiers work well for improving the air quality by collecting dust mites, dander and allergens that are circulating in the building. Health conditions that make it necessary for you to have an air purifier include asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Having an air purifier reduces the need for treatment and lets you breathe easier.

Installing an air purifier will also help to maintain a cleaner environment by limiting how much dust settles on different surfaces. They’re useful if you’re a pet owner or want cleaner air in your new babies room.

When using air purifiers, you’ll need to replace the filter every month because it collects dust and can make it difficult to have an efficient operation. Dirt and dust will also release back into the air if the filter is dirty.

How Humidifiers Work

There are different types of humidifiers available to choose from, which each operate differently. Humidifiers can release a cool mist, a warm mist, and can stir water to create a mist. Their main purpose is to prevent the air from feeling as dry, making them most useful during the fall and winter seasons. We can install a humidifier as part of your HVAC system that will automatically regulate the level of moisture in your air and keep it close to the ideal 50% humidity.

You use humidifiers in settings where there may not be enough moisture present in the air. It pushes moisture into the air, and the device is typically smaller than dehumidifiers and can have a capacity of five liters. It operates at a normal noise level, and you can use one if you experience frequent nosebleeds or sinus issues due to dry air.

In some cases, humidifiers can ease the breathing of children or adults with asthma. This is because adding humidity into the air can make the air more breathable. Just be sure the air isn’t dirty or the moisture isn’t so high that biological growth is increasing and emitting spores as both can trigger asthma symptoms.

Air Purifiers and Humidifiers

Although humidifiers work well for adding moisture in the air to soothe dry conditions, the water that is in the appliance may not be purified or clean. You can use humidifiers with an air purifier to remove dust and bacteria to ensure you get clean air as the water vapor pumps into the room.

How a Professional Can Help

No matter which device you need, the first step is to consider whether you need the device in one room or for your entire home. It’s best if you talk to one of our experts for advice as we can ensure you get the right size and type to meet your specific needs. Whichever appliance you need, it’s important to have a maintenance plan to ensure the parts have a longer lifespan and repairs are less frequent.

Call Sullivan Oil and Propane today and speak to us about improving your indoor air quality. We can help you understand which device you need and install it in your home or office in Macungie, PA.

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