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Air Filter vs. Air Purifier: Do You Need Both?

Everyone wants to have clean air in their home. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between your HVAC’s air filter and an air purifier system. What’s the difference? Do you need both? We’ll tell you the facts and you can decide for yourself!

Air Filters

If you have a heating and/or cooling system you will have air filters. Air Filter are built into your furnace, AC unit, ventilation system etc. Most of the air filters in these systems are only able to trap larger dust and dirt particles from the air. While they certainly have an impact on your home’s air quality, their primary job is not to clean your air. They are designed to keep your HVAC systems running properly and reduce wear and tear. Changing your HVAC systems air filter every 3 months* as a general rule will help improve your home’s air quality and improve the performance of your HVAC system- reducing your utility bills.

*Times vary based on air filter type and environment.

Air Purifiers

Air Purifiers are stand-alone appliances designed solely to purify air. They work to remove dangerous fumes and fine particles that are too small for your average HVAC filter.

What exactly are these fumes and fine particles?

  • Virus Particles
  • Dust particles
  • Pollen
  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

If you or your family members suffer from asthma, seasonal allergies or other respiratory concerns it will help significantly to invest in an air purifier.

HEPA Filtration

The HEPA(High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration system is the top of the line air purifier guaranteed to provide powerful filtration by removing nearly all contaminants in your household.

At 1 Click Heating and cooling we offer two options:

  1. HEPA 3 is a 3 stage filter with: pre filter, carbon filter, HEPA filter
  2. HEPA 5 is a 5 stage with: pre filter, carbon filter, HEPA filter, UV Lights, PCO filter

Contact us today with your needs and we’ll give you the best product recommendations for your household!

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