Use an Air Purifier to Feel Better

We all hear talk about all of the pollution that we are putting in the air outdoors, just about on a daily basis. There is always something new that discusses the greenhouse effect and other ways that we seem to be harming our planet. But while we are all concerned about the poor quality of the air that we are breathing outside, we are all forgetting to focus on the air that we are breathing indoors. As gross as it sounds, the forced air from your Tempe air conditioning unit is often more polluted than the air outside!

Floor air conditioning unit - COOLING SYSTEM - ULMA Agricola - monobloc /  commercial / outdoor

While it can be hard to believe, it is actually quite true. There are so many different elements that contribute to the dirty air that once you read the list, you will think about every breath that you take in your house. Some of the pollutants include: pets, plants, pollen, mold spores, fungi spores, house dust mites, chemicals we use around the house, and much, much more. All of these things can make breathing difficult for just about anyone. If you want to do some good for your family and clean the air in your home, an air purifier is the way to go opticlimate . An air purifier will clean the air in your home and will help you breathe easy. Using an air purifier, you will probably see some relief from your allergies and asthma, and will feel as though the air in your house is no longer heavy. You won’t have to worry about that air that is being circulated by your Arizona air conditioner any more.

If you are short on cash and want to buy a product that is less expensive and is something that you can go out and bring home today, the portable room air purifiers would be your best bet. These units are designed to clean the air in a room of a specific size. Where you place your units depend on what you need them to do. If you have a cat or a smoker in the house, place the units near the source to clean the air before it travels throughout the rest of your home. If not, place your units in the rooms that your family sleeps in and in the one room that you spend most of your time during the day. If you would rather not deal with the portable units standing on the floor in your rooms, you can have a whole-house air purification system installed that work with your existing heating and Arizona air conditioning system.

There is a Federal Tax credit that pays 30% of the cost for a new energy efficient unit up to $1,500.00. This rebate applies to principle residences, new construction and rentals do not qualify. This program ends on December 31, 2010. There are also many Utilities offering rebates for upgrades as well. Progress energy offers a rebate program in Pinellas County where I live, that includes them coming out doing home energy checks to make suggestions to save you on your bill. You may read about the progress energy program at:

If your unit is 3-5 years old you may be better off looking into repair instead of replacement. If your unit is 5 years or older, it would be worth the investment to replace due to lack of efficiency. Today’s air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to product the same cool air than air conditioners made in the mid 90’s. Replacing a 10 year old units would save 20% to 40% of your cooling costs.

The energy efficiency is rated on each unit. These ratings are measured by how many SEER’s are in a unit. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The SEER rating of a unit is listed on the bright yellow label on the unit. The higher the SEER the more energy efficient it is. The US Department of Energy established minimum efficiency standards for air conditioners. Before 2006 the minimum allowable SEER was 10, but now has changed to 13 in Jan 2006. The most efficient models have SEERS of 15-17.

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