Understanding How Home Filtration Systems Work To Distribute Air

If you or one of your family members are prone to allergies or asthma, then you may want to have the quality of the air flowing through your home examined. It may be necessary to have an air filtration system installed in order to rid the air of as many allergens as possible. In addition, the air filtration system will also enable your HVAC system to operate more efficiently. The guide below provides information on how a home filtration system can improve the air quality in your home.

Using Portable Air Filtration Systems

Portable air systems typically work to help improve the quality of air within a limited amount of space. Unless you have a large unit, the portable systems lack the ability to purify the air throughout multiple rooms. However, it's possible for the HVAC system to aid in helping the portable system recirculate the air throughout the house. This can overwork the portable unit because HVAC systems distribute air frequently when in use. For this reason, it is essential that you keep the vents on the portable unit clean.

Portable air systems also are designed to work with your HVAC system in order to pull the polluted air particles out of the vent system and filter in clean air. The more you use the portable air system to pull the polluted air out of your home, the cleaner the air will become, making it easier to breathe. If you notice that the air system isn't operating correctly, it is possible there may be a problem with your HVAC system and the way it is distributing air.

Using Whole Home Air Filtration Systems

The whole home air filtration system operates in stages to collect and rid the home of possible pollutants. The filtration system is equipped to handle air particles such as pet hair and dander. The particles are typically collected within the filter, but smaller particles pass through the filter and are collected between additional filtration layers. Typically, the smaller particles come from bacteria, mold spores and tobacco smoke.

It is possible that certain systems will not work to rid the home of certain microscopic particles. For this reason, it may be necessary to verify that the air filtration system you select will work to filter the air from against both allergens as well as pollutants. Consider consulting with HVAC contractors to determine what will work best with your HVAC system.