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Which is Better: Air Cleaners or Air Purifiers?

Which is Better: Air Cleaners or Air Purifiers?Thanks to the pandemic, indoor air quality has become an especially hot topic as Colorado families search for ways to protect themselves from harmful airborne substances. However, even before the pandemic, more than 50 million Americans suffered from allergies that could benefit from air filtration.

When it comes to air cleaners and air purifiers, it’s not uncommon for people in the Denver Metro Area to buy one when what they actually want or need is the other.

Do I need an air cleaner or an air purifier?

While both air cleaners and air purifiers remove impurities from the air, the level of removal is different. Air cleaners filter the air to remove primarily smoke, smells, and larger particles. Air purifiers sanitize the air by removing smoke, smells, and fine particles like viruses, pet dander, pollen, dust, dust mites, and biological contaminants.

Several factors determine whether an air cleaner or air purifier is best for your Colorado home.

Air Cleaner

  • Noise and Cost
    Requiring a fan can be noisy and expensive due to filters that must be replaced.
  • Room Size
    Whole-house solutions that can be installed directly into the HVAC system.
  • Pollutants Addressed
    Remove smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold spores, and similar gases.
  • Treatment Technology
    Require HEPA filters for small particles, active carbon filters to capture smoke and VOCs, and UV sanitizers to filter out spores.

Air Purifier

  • Noise and Cost
    Operates almost in silence;  some use filters, others use UV light, and some use both
  • Room Size
    Whole-house solutions that can be installed directly into the HVAC system
  • Pollutants Addressed
    Viruses that make people sick, pathogens that trigger allergies, and mold spores.
  • Treatment Technology
    Combined UV light and ionic or electrostatic filters to trap particles, pathogens, and gases

What do you recommend?

Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling recommends several products and services to increase indoor air quality.

Air Scrubber Whole House, Air Purifier

Air Scrubber with ActivePure® Technology is installed directly into your forced air duct system. It doesn’t just treat the air; it also helps clean the surfaces of your home, including countertops, doorknobs, kitchens, and bathrooms: air cleaning and filtration technology. Air Scrubber with ActivePure® Technology utilizes many technologies to clean and purify the air for Colorado families.

Whole House Air Cleaners

Whole-home air cleaners are efficient filter that removes particles from the air. An air cleaner is good at reducing the number of allergens, pollen, and dust in the air you breathe while inside your Denver Metro Area home. People suffering from allergies and asthma will benefit from an air cleaner.

Maintenance Services for Air Filtration Systems

A yearly air filtration system inspection by the licensed professionals of Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling will help catch any issues with your particular unit. Removing dust from your unit is essential so it will not be dispersed back into the air. We change filters and replace bulbs as needed.

Why Choose Us?

Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling is dedicated to our customers’ comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Count on our team of highly experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured technicians to provide you with top-rated air filtration services. We stand by the quality of our services and provide each customer with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Located in Englewood, Colorado, we serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

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