When my four-year-old daughter, Stacie, was diagnosed with asthma, we knew we needed to make some changes around the house.
Creating a cleaner, healthier living environment became the priority.
During the warmer weather, we had always opened the windows to bring in fresh air. We handled the heat and humidity with a few box fans and a couple of portable air conditioners. This was not great for indoor air quality. Contaminants such as dust, pollen, bugs and exhaust fumes were coming in through the windows. The fans were simply stirring up and blowing allergens around. We decided to make the investment into central cooling. Between the forced-air furnace and air conditioner, we can now keep the windows closed all year round. We make sure to keep up with regular, professional maintenance for the heating, cooling and duct system. We are conscientious about changing air filters. The furnace and air conditioner help to filter pollutants out of the air but it’s not enough. Because of my daughter’s health concerns, we needed to take more aggressive measures. I researched different types of air quality accessories and consulted with a professional HVAC contractor. We chose a whole-home air purifier that incorporated directly into the air handler of the heating/cooling system. The air purifier cleans the air approximately eight times per hour, trapping 90% of airborne contaminants. It not only removes particles smaller than a grain of salt but also kills microorganisms such as mold, mildew, viruses and bacteria. The air purifier operates silently and requires only annual upkeep, and has greatly improved Stacie’s quality of life.