How Do I Know If My Air Cleaner Is Working?

We spend the majority of our days inside, so it’s important to make sure the air we’re breathing is as clean as possible. Whole-home air cleaners are great options for homeowners looking to eliminate pollutants and irritants from their home’s air supplies.

Evergreen’s latest blog post will discuss what an air cleaner is, where they’re installed, and how they can be tested. Contact us today for service throughout the Waco, TX, area.  

What is a Whole Home Air Cleaner?

As the name suggests, whole-home air cleaners are designed to clean the air that passes through the system. It can address pollutants including pet dander, dust, pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants. 

Different air cleaners and purifiers take advantage of different filtration and purification methods to remove airborne particles from the air. HEPA filters, for example, are the most common filter used by air cleaners. These filters can efficiently capture particulate matter, including microscopic allergens, to improve a home’s indoor air quality.

With a whole-home air cleaner, you can enjoy not only cleaner air but also a more comfortable and pleasant living environment throughout your entire home.

Where Are Air Cleaners Installed?

Unlike portable air cleaners that are placed in singular rooms throughout the home, whole home air cleaners are installed directly into your HVAC system. This ensures that any air that passes through your HVAC system will be treated before it ever reaches your family. 

Whole home air cleaners are typically installed within the return air duct or near the HVAC system or air handler unit. This is the ideal placement for optimal air treatment because it allows the system to capture and purify the air as it circulates throughout your home. By treating the air at this central point, whole-home air cleaners can address a wide range of pollutants.

Installing a whole home air cleaner eliminates the need for multiple portable units throughout the home, simplifying maintenance and improving overall air quality throughout the entire building.

How to Test an Air Cleaner

There are multiple ways to test your whole home air cleaner, including:

Look at the Indicator Light

Most air cleaners are equipped with indicator lights or displays that provide information about the device’s status. Typically, if the indicator light is green or illuminated with a solid light, the system is working properly.

However, if the indicator light changes color, turns off, or begins blinking, maintenance or repairs might be needed. Contact a professional to have your system inspected.

Check Airflow

Proper airflow is essential for an air cleaner to effectively circulate and clean the air in a room. Insufficient airflow can hinder its performance.

To check for proper airflow, put your hand in front of the air outlet to feel if there is a steady stream of air coming out. If the airflow feels normal, your whole home air cleaner is working properly.

Examine Filters

Whole home air cleaners are equipped with filters that catch and remove pollutants. Over time, these can become clogged with the pollutants they’ve captured. 

Inspect your air filter for any visible signs of dust, dirt, or discoloration. A dirty or clogged filter may need to be cleaned or replaced, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Choose Evergreen Heating and Cooling in Waco, TX

Whole home air cleaners provide homeowners with a great way to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous airborne pollutants and contaminants. At Evergreen Heating and Cooling, we proudly provide homeowners throughout Waco, TX, with air cleaner services.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service, and see how an air cleaner can help improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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