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Ways to Tell You May Need an Air Purifier

woman-with-sinus-troublesThe indoor air quality of your house may be poor. This is an educated guess, because numerous homes around the country suffer from poor indoor air quality because they have such poor outdoor ventilation. The troubles can intensify as the fall starts and cooler weather means more people inside and the house closed off to the outside air.

We have methods to help you enjoy better indoor air quality. One of these is the installation of air purifiers in Chapel Hill, NC. There are many different types of air purifiers available, and we can help find the right ones to help you—often paired with air filtration to catch larger particles.

However, this raises the question of how to know you need air purifiers in the first place. We have some answers below:

Call us to check on your air quality

The simplest method to find out if an air purifier will help your home is to work with professionals. Even when there are no specific signs of pollutants affecting your household air, we recommend having a check on your ventilation system to see what improvements we can make.

An increase in allergy symptoms within your household

Allergy season is spring, but allergies never take a season “off.” Many of the most common allergy triggers in a home—such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold—can strike around the year. And they can be dealt with using filters or air purifiers. The smallest contaminants, such as mold spores, that slip through filters need a purifier to target them. If your household seems to suffer from allergies all the time, not just during spring, an air purifier may be what you need.

An increase in the spread of illnesses

No question about it, people are extremely concerned today about spreading illness throughout a household. No air purifier can protect a household from all types of viruses and germs (please read more about this), but the right air purifiers can certainly help. When illnesses are becoming far too common for your house, a special UV air purifier can help reduce the spread of contagions.

Headaches and nausea

You don’t have to have a full-on cold or flu to know that something in your household air just isn’t right. Suffering from regular headaches and nausea often means an excess of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) floating through the ventilation system of your house. These include formaldehyde, butane, propane, ethanol, acetylene, isoprene, benzene, and ethane, all of which come from common sources right in your home. It’s difficult to eliminate these sources, but you can use purifiers to eliminate the VOCs that are making you feel poorly.


One major sign you have pollutants roaming the air of your house are odors, which can come from chemicals, pets, cleaners, mold, etc. One of the main benefits of air purifiers is wiping away odor molecules from a house, so take these strange and unpleasant smells as a sign you need indoor air quality assistance.

Call on Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for indoor air quality assistance this fall. “Comfort, From Our Family to Yours!”

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