Disposable Filters vs Whole Home Air Purifier
Disposable filters do very little to clean the air coming through it. Other than stopping large chunks from passing through, these filters do not significantly improve the quality of the air you breathe nor do they protect your equipment. Dirt can easily get into your HVAC system and increase energy consumption while degrading your system. A dirty condenser coil, for example, can increase your home’s energy consumption by 30%. A dirty evaporator coil, on the other hand, limits the flow of air, thus reducing heat transfer. According to the EPA and DOE, this means your HVAC systems will need to run longer to keep up with your needs and, therefore, need to be replaced sooner.
A whole home air purifier removes large dirt and debris as well as small particles like viruses, bacteria, formaldehyde and other chemical contaminants. It improves your home’s air quality significantly more than a disposable filter, but it’s also much more effective and efficient at protecting your equipment and your family’s health.