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Do Air Purifiers Help With House Odors?

Several ways to increase your indoor air quality

air purifier union, nj Living in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan or the Bronx means accepting some big-city facts of life — including a certain amount of air and noise pollution when we go outside.

But what about the INSIDE of your home? It should be an oasis where you look forward to spending time with family and friends…unless odors from cooking, pets or other sources that are simply a normal part of household life intrude on your enjoyment.

We all have our tried-and-true tips for taking care of unwanted household odors, like grinding lemon peels to freshen up the garbage disposal or opening up the windows after cooking a potent seafood dish or painting a room. Can installing a whole-house air purifier be an even more comprehensive solution? In a word, yes — with the side benefit of making the air inside your home healthier to breathe at the same time.

Improve your indoor air quality

Many of us spend up to 90% of our time indoors. To keep utility costs lower through energy efficiency, today’s homes are more tightly sealed — making it harder for fresh, clean air to circulate. When dust, mold spores, germs and other airborne allergens get trapped in your home, they compromise indoor air quality. That affects everyone in your household and is especially troublesome for those with asthma or other respiratory issues, compromised immune systems or chronic health conditions.

Another problem is volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — gases released by the use of many products such as paints, solvents, disinfectants and glues. Not only do VOCs emit noxious fumes, they can cause sensory irritation and more harmful health effects.

One of the best ways to improve overall air quality inside your home is by installing an ionic air purifier. Ionization is a simple yet effective way to:

Quick, easy air purifier installation

At Rucci Oil, we’re proud to offer our customers expert installation of the iWave-R — the world’s first self-cleaning, zero-maintenance needlepoint bipolar ionization generator that was specifically designed to treat air in residential duct systems.

The iWave-R can be installed inside or outside of your ducts or magnetically attached near your air handler’s indoor fan. As air flows through the ducts, the system uses positive and negative ions to purify it. It’s fast to install, needs no efforts on your part to maintain it, and even includes a programmable cleaning cycle.

Other tools to enhance indoor air quality

Homeowners in Union and other parts of New Jersey often complement their use of an air purifier with one or more of the following:

Humidifiers — Since dry air can aggravate allergy symptoms and cause uncomfortably dry skin, installing a whole-house humidifier can add the right amount of moisture to ensure better indoor air quality. Most systems can monitor your home’s relative humidity and adjust it to optimal levels.

HEPA filters — These high-efficiency filters get rid of nearly all particulate contaminants measuring 0.3 microns or larger.

Ultraviolet light air treatment — UV light kills mold, bacteria and other organisms. If anyone in your household is vulnerable to respiratory issues, frequent colds, headaches or allergy symptoms, you can consider installing a UV light air treatment system.

An easier way for remembering to change your air filter

With forced-air heating and air conditioning systems, the air filter keeps dust, pollen and other debris from accumulating on your equipment parts. As the air filter becomes clogged with debris, though, it can’t do its job as efficiently and must be replaced. Swapping it out with a new one on the schedule your HVAC system manufacturer recommends is another way to improve indoor air quality — but many homeowners simply forget to do it.

To help with that, we’ve partnered with New Filters Plus to offer our customers convenient online air filter ordering and delivery. The company makes most standard filters as well as some non-standard ones. All are made right here in the U.S., cost up to 35% less than what you might find at your local big-box retailer, and can be shipped to you for free with a 100% money-back guarantee. You can even receive a monthly email reminding you when it’s time to change your filter.

Let us help you decide which air quality solutions are right for you

Homeowners turn to us for help with their air quality needs because they know they can count on us for expert advice, installation, delivery, maintenance and repairs. If you live in our service area, contact us today to learn more!