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Do You Need An Air Filter or an Air Purifier?

Pug dog sitting next to an air filter in a white living room.
Do You Need An Air Filter or an Air Purifier?

When preserving your home’s health, there’s nothing better than clean air. Your home’s HVAC system likely has air filters that help keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Air filters are paramount to keeping a home’s air flow fresh and healthy.

As an essential part of your HVAC system, your air filters bear a heavy burden. But as hard as they may work, a valid question still stands: is an air filter enough?

In this blog, we’ll explore: 

  • What air filters are and what they do
  • How air purifiers help a space’s air quality
  • How to maintain the most effective air purifying systems


What are Air Filters?

HVAC filters work hard to remove airborne pollutants that make their way into your home’s air. An air filter catches particles before they reach your AC or heating system to ensure the system remains free of contaminants. 

Air filters work hard, but they become clogged after a while. Their tightly woven fibers can become overwhelmed with the number of particles they can carry. Homeowners should get their air filters changed every two to three months, depending on whether pets or children are present in the home. 

What are Air Purifiers?

Air purifiers are an effective way to eliminate microscopic organisms from your home’s air. Air purifiers are an excellent extra step to help your air filters work correctly. A high-quality air purifier uses a fan and filters that work together. While the fan attracts air, the filters capture pollutants to release the clean air back into a space. Like traditional air filters inside HVAC units, you need to change a purifier’s filter depending on the location and size of your purifier. 

Need An Expert’s Opinion on Air Purification?

The professionals at Precision Air recommend UV air purifiers because they have the ability to kill off microscopic organisms in your indoor air. By emitting ultraviolet light into your home’s ductwork, this state-of-the-art purification system protects against the most dangerous pollutants in a home. 

If you’re searching for a trustworthy HVAC service provider that can help you choose the right filters and purifiers for your home, look no further than Precision Air. Our HVAC contractors offer the best customer service and HVAC expertise in middle Tennessee. Our technicians can help you with your air conditioning, indoor air quality, geothermal, maintenance, commercial and residential HVAC needs, and more. Contact us today for all your HVAC needs in Murfreesboro, Nashville, and surrounding areas.

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