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Are Air Purifiers Worth the Money? A Tech in Southern California Explains

By Your Advisor 4/1/21 3:11 PM Time to read:


Our answer? If you want to improve the quality of your home’s air by removing large contaminants and destroying super-small contaminants like bacteria, viruses, etc, then an air purifier is a wise investment and is worth the money.

Filtration alone can do a great job of trapping larger contaminants and preventing them from circulating back into your home’s air. However, in an ideal world, filtration and purification work together. And filtration plus purification is exactly what most whole-home air purifiers offer.

We’ll explain more below.

Want to chat with an expert to see if an air purification system would benefit you? Just contact Burgeson’s. We’ve helped homeowners throughout Southern California improve their indoor air quality with powerful, effective solutions and we can do the same for you.

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How an air purification system works

Most whole-home air purifiers refer to equipment that combines filtration and purification together, for a multi-staged approach to cleaning the air in your home.

These systems are installed into your HVAC system and rely on:

  1. Filtration devices that clean the air by trapping particles 
  2. Purification devices that clean the air by breaking down or sterilizing contaminants/gases/odors 

Depending on the brand and type of whole-home air purifier you choose, your system could have multiple filtration devices and/or multiple purification devices. 

For example, Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System incorporates a total of 3 air purification/filtration methods: 

  1. A UV light that destroys bio contaminants like flu and cold viruses and infectious bacteria like MRSA.
  2. A titanium-dioxide coated catalyst that, when combined with UV rays, breaks down odors and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from paints, cleaning supplies, fumes, etc.
  3. An activated carbon, MERV-16 filter that traps 99.9% of mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander + 95% of fine particles (down to .03 micron) absorbed by the lungs.


Caption: Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System incorporates a UV light, titanium-dioxide catalyst and a MERV-16 filter.

Some homeowners even opt to install additional purification devices in their HVAC system on top of their air purification system.

For example, at Burgeson’s, we often have homeowners who ask for extra air cleaning power. Depending on their needs, we can install the PureAir Air Purification system (which is installed between the return air intake vent and the air handler) combined with an extra UV air purifier (which is installed above the furnace & coil) for the ultimate air purification set up.

Reasons to install a whole-home air purifier

Regardless of your particular set up, a whole-home air purifier provides many benefits to homeowners.

The benefits of an air purification system includes:

  • Healthier, cleaner indoor air since contaminants, pathogens and viruses are removed from the air.
  • Odors and gases are eliminated with certain systems that are designed to break down odor-causing pollutants.
  • More efficient HVAC system because air purification systems keep blower and coil surfaces free from dirt, debris and microbials. This helps the system operate more efficiently for lower energy bills.

Want to learn more? Read our blog, “What Are the Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purifier?”.

Want to learn more about whole-home air purifiers?

Contact the air quality experts at Burgeson’s. We’ll help identify the air purification solutions that fit your needs and budget best.

Our process starts with an in-home consultation where we can assess your indoor air quality and pinpoint your main concerns. From there, we’ll walk you through our suite of air purification systems and make professional recommendations.