Thinking about adding an air purifier to your HVAC system?
The price will vary based on the following factors:
Let’s go into more detail about each of these points…
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You can buy several different types of whole-house air purifiers, but the most common here in Tampa are:
We’ll go into more detail about each of these air cleaners, how much they cost, and what they can do for your home’s air quality.
How they work: Electronic air purifiers are installed in the return side of your HVAC system and use a high-voltage current that adds an electrical charge to particles that pass through the filter.
After the air particles receive an electrical charge, they’re drawn to an aluminum collector plate that has an opposite charge. This way, the particles remain on the plate and do not enter your home’s airstream.
How they work: Gas-phase air purifiers most often use activated carbon to adsorb gaseous particles in the air.
Gas-phase cleaners can remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors (like cigarette smoke), and other various gaseous pollutants. Think of activated carbon as a sponge that draws in these gases and holds them so they don’t enter your home’s air.
How they work: UVGI purifiers use ultraviolet light to kill pollutants like viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and more. These purifiers are typically installed near the evaporator coil in the indoor unit of your AC system.
When air passes over the evaporator coil to be cooled, the UV light kills bacteria and mold spores present in the air, which reduces the chances of mold growing on your AC.
Since whole home air purifiers depend on your home’s HVAC system and ductwork, a professional will need to help you choose one that best fits your system and your family’s air quality needs.
In addition to the type of whole home air purifier you choose, you’ll also want to consider the following 2 factors:
Difficult installations require more labor and effort, which will raise the total cost of the project.
Examples of installation difficulties include:
The contractor you hire to install your whole home air purifier also affects the total cost of what you’ll pay for the project.
Some contractors charge more for their services, but those that do usually deliver high-quality installations. And when it comes to installing a whole home air purifier, you want high-quality work so that your purifier will properly remove pollutants from the air.
To determine if a contractor does quality work, follow this checklist before you hire them: