Air Filter Vs. Air Purifier – Do They Do the Same Thing?

Air Filter Vs. Air Purifier - Do They Do the Same Thing?What’s the difference between an air filter and an air purifier? If you want to ensure the best indoor air quality in your home, the air filter on your heating and cooling system is not enough. Though both components affect the quality of the air inside your home, they function quite differently.

Air Filter vs. Air Purifier

  • Air Filter

Though ac filters trap large dust and dirt particles from the air, they are not designed to make the air you breathe in your home perfectly clean. They are designed to keep your HVAC components clean, reducing wear and tear on your system and improving system performance. However, they do impact indoor air quality, making choosing the right air filter important.

Learn more about the best air filter for your home, such as those from Nature’s Home, Micropower Guard, and Fantastic Filter.

  • Air Purifier

If you or a family member suffers from allergies or chronic lung issues, and you want the cleanest possible air in your home, adding an air purifier takes indoor air quality to the next level. Air purifiers help cleanse and rid your home of dangerous viruses, mold and volatile organic compounds  the air. By removing a wider variety of airborne contaminants, air purifiers produce cleaner, fresher smelling indoor air that supports improved respiratory health.

How Many More Contaminants Can Be Removed with an Air Purifier

An standard air filter alone isn’t enough to clean the air circulating throughout your home. Most standard home air filters fail to remove many common airborne contaminants that can worsen allergy, asthma, and respiratory symptoms. Air purifiers along with air cleaners can help remove pollutants. What additional pollutants could be removed from the air in your home with a standalone or whole house air purification along with air cleaner systems?

  • Dust particles and dust mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Mold & mildew
  • Bacteria and germs
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Air Purification System Options

We specialize in indoor air quality systems, including the latest air cleaners and UV germicidal lights. Unlike standalone systems, which clean the air of a small area or only a single room, our efficient, effective whole house air purification systems work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning system, quickly and efficiently removing airborne contaminants and distributing clean, fresh air throughout your home via your ductwork.

Paired with UV germicidal lights to further reduce harmful bacteria and microorganisms, and dehumidification and humidification systems to provide optimal humidity levels throughout your home, our indoor air quality systems are a great way to support your body’s immune system, ensuring optimal health.

Create a healthy home environment for you and your family. Contact the indoor air quality system experts at H & H Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about ways to achieve cleaner, fresher indoor air year-round.