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Using an indoor air purifier in your home is a good idea all year round. They’re great for removing airborne contaminants and improving your indoor air quality. During winter, though, it is especially important to have an air purifier installed. If you’re not careful, your indoor air quality can get quite a bit worse during the winter. Read on to find out why this happens, and how an indoor air purifier can help you.

Contaminant Buildup

There are a number of things to consider when it comes to indoor air quality. The first thing is the presence of airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, germs, and mold spores. Normally, these things are widely dispersed enough for your body to easily defend against them. However, they tend to build up to pretty high concentrations in the ductwork of your home. Then, when you turn on your heater or air conditioner, you blast yourself with a concentrated dose of contaminants from the ducts.

Winter makes things worse, as people often cut off the flow of fresh air by keeping the windows and doors closed in a house. Even with no air purifier, having fresh air circulating through the home helps to carry contaminants out of the house. Without it, you’ll just be inhaling higher and higher concentrations of contaminants. This makes it far more likely for you to get sick.

An air purifier can capture the majority of these contaminants, even after they enter the ducts. The methods that they use to do this differ, but all of them are focused on improving your air quality by removing or neutralizing airborne contaminants. This will help keep you healthy during winter.

 If you’d like to know more about indoor air purifiers, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. We install indoor air purifiers throughout Port Charlotte, FL.