When you’re looking to purchase an indoor air cleaner in the Knoxville area, Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is the place to come. We have all of the latest products and models available, so you can be sure all options are open to you. We know that ensuring the quality of your indoor air is very important to you and we want to do everything we can to help you achieve that goal.
What Type of Air Cleaner Do You Need?
The first thing you’ll have to determine when you’re selecting an indoor air quality product is exactly what kind of product you need. You’ve probably heard people talking about air cleaners and air purifiers, and you may very well be confused about the difference between these two types of systems.
In fact, there technically is no difference. The terms are more or less interchangeable, but through common usage, an air cleaner has come to refer more to a device that employs a mechanical filter to remove particles from the air. Something considered an air purifier, on the other hand, is more likely to utilize ionization technology to target and eliminate airborne contaminants.
In this context, air cleaners will be better at removing larger particulate contaminants like pollen and pet dander, while air purifiers will do more to eliminate smaller contaminants like those found in smoke and that create pet odors.
The most popular type of mechanical filter by far is the high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Typically made of fiberglass, these filters are up to 99.97% effective at removing particles that measure 0.3 microns or more in diameter. That’s a fantastic rate of success, of course, so it’s not hard to see why these filters have become so widely used.
However, the success of HEPA filters has also led to a proliferation of imitation filters. If you do buy an air cleaner that uses mechanical filtration, it’s important to be sure it is actually a HEPA filter and not a lesser product.
Targeting the Right Particles
So which type of air cleaner do you really need? Well, that will depend mostly on what types of particles you’re most interested in eliminating. And in order to figure that out, you’ll have to know what the main irritants in your indoor air are. These aren’t the same for everyone, so your own particular situation will go a long way towards determining which type of system is right for you.
Of course, most people need to remove a combination of both large and small particles. For that reason, it’s often worth considering purchasing an air cleaner that incorporates both mechanical filtration and air ionization technology. With something like that, you’ll be able to remove both large and small particles with ease, as these two types of devices complement each other quite well.
Keeping Your Air Clean for the Long Haul
When you come to Hiller for all of your indoor air quality needs, we consider it our duty to make sure you wind up with the best possible system for your home. We know just how important it is to keep the air your family is breathing safe and free of contaminants, and we want to help you achieve that goal.
We provide full installation and repair services for indoor air quality improvement systems in the Knoxville, TN area. Our technicians are the best in the business and will perform a top notch installation for you every time. We’ll also be glad to show you how to care for your system, including replacing the filter and monitoring your air quality to make sure the system is still working properly.
So give us a call today and let us know what we can do to help make your home a better place for your family.