Your home’s air quality could be making your family sick. Allergens, bacteria, dust, mold and viruses frequently infiltrate heating and cooling systems and run rampant in the home. Fortunately, the HVAC industry continues to produce advanced air purifiers and cleaners to defend against these issues. Our local company will help you find the ideal air quality solution and install it in your Loves Park area home.
We’ll Identify and Solve Your Air Quality Problems
Every home has different air purification needs. What symptoms is your family experiencing? Our team will help you find the ideal air purifier to address some or all of the following:
- Odors from pets, cooking or your HVAC system
- Worsened allergy symptoms inside the home
- Asthma or difficulty breathing at home
- Frequent illnesses from respiratory viruses
Often, the first step to reducing these symptoms is to have your air ducts cleaned. We offer professional air duct cleaning to remove excessive amounts of dust, mold and debris that have built up over time in HVAC systems. Having your ducts cleaned will do a lot to improve your air quality, but the contaminated air will likely return if you don’t do anything else.
Whole-house air purifiers are the best way to consistently maintain excellent air quality in your home. But not all air cleaners are equally good or effective. So, how do you find the best one for your situation?
At Gough Heating and Air Conditioning, we know the air purification industry well. Our customers frequently approach us with specific air quality complaints, and we’re able to direct them to the ideal solutions for their homes. We’ll do the same for you by educating you on the different systems available and what makes the most sense for your needs.
Get the Best Air Purifier for Your Home
Our multiple decades in the industry have given us time to try out all the most popular air cleaners on the market. What we’ve found is two brands stand head and shoulders above the rest: iWave and AprilAire. We sell and install air purifiers from each of these brands at our business in Loves Park, and you can learn more about them below:
iWave Residential Air Cleaners
The iWave is an advanced air purification device that easily installs on any air conditioning or heating system. When polluted air passes over the iWave, it injects ions into the air, which break down dangerous toxins into safe compounds like oxygen and nitrogen. The ions also bunch up on dust particles and make them too big to get through the ventilation system’s air filter. As a result, the iWave does all the following:
- Kills deadly pathogens
- Controls odors
- Reduces airborne particles
It does all this throughout the home while using less than 10 watts of energy and without producing any harmful byproducts. Best of all, it does not require any replacement parts and can clean itself, making it virtually maintenance-free!
AprilAire Whole-House Air Purifiers
We’ve trusted AprilAire for many years to make the air safe in our customers’ homes. Their filters attach to a home’s HVAC system and intercept airborne viruses, allergens, odors and respiratory irritants before they can get into the home. The most popular AprilAire system we sell is the AprilAire Model 5000. This model uses a combination of electrostatic technology and traditional air filtration to accomplish the following:
- Eliminates 98% of airborne bacteria and fungi
- Removes 98% of pet dander and dust
- Captures 99% of airborne viruses and ultra-fine particles
It does all this and more while extending the lifespan of your HVAC system and improving your energy savings. The system only requires filter replacement every 1-2 years and maintenance takes less than 20 minutes.
Why Choose Us for Your Air Purification Needs?
We can sum up the answer to this question in one word: education. At Gough Heating and Air Conditioning, our main purpose is not to sell you a device. Rather, our mission is to set you up for a lifetime of clean indoor air by educating you on air purification. Our team members will share their wealth of knowledge with you to help you make an informed decision about your air purifier.
For example, we’ve helped many customers steer clear of air filters that seemed promising but were too small for their HVAC system. When a filter has a width of an inch or less it can restrict airflow too much and overheat the furnace. We refuse to let that happen. Even if you decide to buy a system from a company other than ours, we’re happy to help you make the right choice for your home.
We also sell replacement filters for a wide variety of air purifiers. Our technicians can replace them for you during annual HVAC maintenance appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of an air purifier in an HVAC system?
An air purifier removes contaminants from the air in a home to improve indoor air quality. The device can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
How often should I replace or clean the filters in my air purifier?
The frequency at which you should replace or clean the filters in your air purifier depends on the type of air purifier and the manufacturer’s instructions. However, on average, filters should be replaced every 6-12 months. The filters on the AprilAire purifiers we sell need replacement even less frequently (every 1-2 years), and the iWave does not require filter replacement.
How does an air purifier work within an HVAC system?
An air purifier works within an HVAC system by drawing in air from your home and passing it through the filtration media to remove different types of particles and pollutants. Your HVAC system then distributes the clean air back into your home.
Are all air purifiers suitable for every type of HVAC system?
No. Some air purification devices are not compatible with some types of HVAC systems. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to talk with an HVAC professional before purchasing a home air purification system.
Can an air cleaner help reduce allergies and improve your health?
Yes! An air cleaner can help reduce allergies by removing allergens like dust, pet dander, mold spores and pollen from the air. The best systems also filter out harmful particles and pollutants that cause other health issues. Still, an air purifier is not a cure-all. Instead, you should use it as part of a comprehensive approach to managing your allergies and health.
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Let Us Help You on Your Journey to Healthier Air
For over 60 years, Loves Park area residents have trusted our family-owned company with the air quality in their homes. We’re rooted in this region and will be your dependable HVAC support system for decades to come. Please call us today to find the right air purifier for your home and family.