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Why Choose an In-Duct Air Purifier Over a Portable Unit?

An in-duct air purifier

One way to reduce airborne pollutants in your living space is to invest in an air purification system. This equipment is ideal for people suffering from allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. When purchasing an air purifier, you have the option of choosing between an in-duct or a portable unit. 

Learn the benefits of choosing an in-duct air purifier over a portable unit here from a trusted provider of residential heating services

In-Duct vs. Portable Units

Professionals can install an in-duct air purification system before or after the air handler in a central HVAC system. This type of unit is also called a whole-home air purifier because it provides air filtration for the entire house. It can get rid of up to 99% of airborne contaminants within your living space, helping reduce allergy and asthma attacks.   

On the other hand, a portable air purification unit is simply placed in a room that needs air filtration. You’ll need to move it if you wish to purify the air in other parts of your house. Sometimes, it can produces a lot of noise and emit small amounts of ozone, which can be harmful to your respiratory health. 

Why Choose an In-Duct Unit?

Heating and air conditioning contractors often recommend in-duct air purifiers because they can clean the air throughout your house. This means air pollutants will be minimized  in every part of your living space. Since it’s directly installed into your ductwork, you’ll most likely forget it’s even there. In addition, it produces very little to no noise and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. 

While portable units come at a lower price, they only filter the air of the room in which you place them. You can hear it when it’s operating due to its fan. This type of air purifier requires more frequent cleaning and maintenance to keep it working efficiently. It may not be your best option if space is an issue in your home.  

If you’re interested in getting a whole-home air purifying system, turn to a reliable residential air conditioning service provider like Shackelford Heating & Cooling. Give us a call at (608) 530-0667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.


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