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Air Purifier installation
August 25, 2022

Summertime is when you and your family venture outside to enjoy the weather and explore the outdoors. It's not a time of year that most people think of as dangerous to your health, but summer air pollutants trapped inside your home can create an unhealthy indoor environment.

One of the best ways to combat poor indoor air quality is by installing a whole home air purifier—let's learn more about the pollutants that air purifiers target during the hottest months of the year and how to choose between whole home air purifiers and single room portable air purifiers.

Dangerous Summertime Air Pollutants

Unfortunately for California homeowners living in Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties, wildfire smoke presents a unique challenge during fire season, a.k.a the hottest months of the year. It isn't just a concern for outdoor air quality, either—wildfire smoke can enter your home through open windows or even small cracks and air leaks in your home, making your family sneeze and cough, and making it difficult to breathe.

Many air pollutants can pose a risk to your health and home's indoor air quality at any time of the year. Although these pollutants aren't exclusive to summer, you'll still need to be on the lookout for signs of:

  • Dust and dirt

  • Pollen and other allergens

  • Pet dander

  • Mold growth

  • Helps keep your HVAC system cleaner

Whole Home Air Purifiers vs. Room Air Purifiers

Air purifiers can help remove many different kinds of air pollutants—but what kind is right for your house?

The problem with portable air purifiers is that they can only cover a small space, usually just the room they're placed in (and for larger rooms, they may still not even be enough). To truly improve the air throughout your home, you'd need an air purifier for every room, which not only would be expensive but inconvenient and a bit of an eyesore.

Whole home air purifiers, on the other hand, are connected directly to your central ductwork, hidden away from your living spaces. Air purifiers, like the Perfect 16 from IQAir that Hassler offers, use high-grade HEPA filters to achieve a "95% reduction of airborne particles above 0.3 microns and an 85% reduction in airborne particles above 0.003 microns (the smallest that exist)."

With installation of the Perfect 16 in your California home, you'll benefit from:

  • Cleaner air throughout your entire home

  • Noiseless operation (no fan or motor)

  • Removes odors

  • Out-of-sight installation

Schedule Indoor Air Quality Testing from Hassler Today

At Hassler Heating, we offer a variety of services to help improve your home's indoor air quality and provide year-round solutions to air pollutants and outdoor weather threatening the health, safety, and comfort of your Berkeley or El Cerrito home.

From indoor air quality testing to air sealing, heat recovery ventilators, and more, you can count on the whole home experts at Hassler this summer, and through the rest of the year, too!

Breathe healthier air this summer in your home. Call 510-848-3030 or contact us today to find the indoor air quality solution that's right for your family.

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