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Investing in an air purifier can provide much cleaner indoor air for your Lake Forest, Illinois, home. But with so many options to consider, how do you know which model is best for your family? From HVAC integration to pathogen elimination, get to know four air purifier features you want to have.

HVAC Integration

At Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we always recommend that homeowners seek out air purifiers with HVAC integration. While basic standalone units might be easy to install, they won’t connect with your HVAC system and will limit your air quality improvement options. In contrast, whole-house air purifiers plug into your heating and cooling system for better air quality and more control in every room of your home.

Efficient Filters

Most air purifiers have removable filters that you’ll need to replace every few months. We recommend looking for a unit that works with filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating of nine or higher. Models like the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA use MERV 15 filters, which excel at removing indoor pollutants while helping your HVAC system run efficiently.

Pathogen Elimination

Some air purifiers are great at eliminating larger particles that pollute your home’s air, but more advanced models are designed to tackle smaller particles. The Performance Air Purifier PGAP can capture up to 75 percent of microscopic particles measuring between 0.3 and 1 micron. This model can also remove pathogens like influenza and the common cold to keep your family healthy all year round.

Frequent Cycles

Keeping indoor air clean is a round-the-clock job, so you’ll want an air purifier that never stops working. Look for a unit that cycles your home’s air frequently, preferably six or more times per hour. For families who want the cleanest possible air, our team often recommends the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, which cycles up to eight times per hour.

Ready to meet an air purifier that checks all the boxes? Call 847-388-0108 to talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals at Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning Co.

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