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The Importance Of A Whole House Air Cleaner

Take a deep breath…what do you smell?

Though the nose is able to detect odors and fragrances even in small quantities, we simply can’t smell when the air inside our homes is contaminated and unhealthy. According to the National Institutes of Safety and Health, inadequate ventilation inside our homes is the biggest reason for poor indoor air quality! Other significant pollution can come from outside contamination such as car exhaust as well as inside pollution that can come from mold, mildew, and dust or dust mites and their feces. Though many of us are conscientious in the cleanliness of our homes, nothing can compare to the results achieved from an indoor air cleaning system, as shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1 - Aprilaire whole house air cleaner

Remodeling Can Trigger Breathing Problems

When removing mold or mildew from a home, such as is common when renovating or remodeling a home, toxic particles become airborne and can not only aggravate the airways; they can actually make you and your family sick! For allergy and asthma sufferers, airborne mold, mildew, dust, and building products can trigger massive breathing problems. Drywall dust and sawdust can also become big problems for some people during a home renovation. To avoid these issues, consider moving off of the premises until the remodel, mold removal, and cleaning process is completed. A thorough wall washing and carpet cleaning prior to moving back in are also excellent ways to eliminate contaminants that have been deposited in the home.

Landscaping Lets You Stop and Smell the Roses…Achoo!

Gardening and landscaping can be a well-deserved therapy session with your hands in the dirt and the scent of nature in your nostrils. For allergy sufferers, however, gardening can kick up bothersome particles such as pollen and dirt. Believe it or not, these airborne particles can travel right into your home if your windows are left open…and this can cause problems for you even after you’ve left the spade and the potting soil in the shed! By keeping the windows closed during peak pollen counts, you can help reduce the amount of particles that make their way into your home.

How an Air Purifying System Can Help

A whole home air purifier, such as an Aprilaire Air Exchanger, can help everyone breathe easy. Through the system’s intake, the contaminated air is taken in. Then, it passes through the various Aprilaire humidifier parts to clean and purify the air so that the air coming out of the vents is clean, pure, and healthy. Owners find that these air systems help reduce doctor’s visits, cleaning efforts, and missed work days. These are all valuable end-results for people who consistently suffer from allergies and asthma on a daily basis. Your home should be a haven from the noise, stress, and pollution of the outside world. With an Aprilaire dehumidifier or air purifying system, this can become a reality.


Whole house air cleaners are generally mounted on the cold air return side of a forced air furnace, inline with the duct work. As the air is drawn into the furnace, it is cleaned. This is not only beneficial to you and your family, but it saves dirt and grime from ending up on motor and fan bearings which can be a cause of pre-mature component failure.

No matter what kind of household project you’ve undertaken, you can keep your home’s air quality clean and fresh by installing an Aprilaire whole house air cleaning system. Aprilaire parts of every kind are available at the click of your mouse, so clean air is never in question!