Evaporative cooling systems work in unison with HVAC units to help reduce cooling costs. These systems can pre-chill incoming air to exert less of a burden on your condenser coil. They also allow for a more efficient heat exchange process that helps keep your premises cool and comfortable.
However, stand-alone evaporative cooling units can't purify your indoor air. Pollutants and allergens (such as pollen, mould spores and smog) can easily enter your home and affect the quality of health.
To solve this problem, consider installing an air purifier (or a whole-house air purification system). An air purification system works in unison with your evaporative cooling unit to achieve cooler and cleaner air in the home. If you're still on the fence, here are compelling reasons why you should invest in an air purifier for your home.
1. Remove harmful allergens
Many people struggle with respiratory complications and allergic reactions due to low indoor air quality. Even if the air is cool and comfortable, harmful allergens can make breathing difficult.
An air purifier eliminates harmful allergens from indoor air and makes you and your family more comfortable. Purifiers work either by emitting UV light to kill harmful allergens or by filtering out large air components such as pollen.
2. Eliminate airborne pathogens
It's not just pollen and mould spores that can decrease the quality of indoor air. Pathogens such as bacteria, germs, and dust mites also tend to linger in the air that you breathe. An air purifier can eliminate even microscopic airborne pathogens from the surrounding air. These microscopic pathogens are particularly harmful because they can easily end up in your lungs and cause respiratory diseases.
You can have your HVAC contractor install an air purification system in your home so that all incoming air is passed through a purification process before it can be inhaled. Stand-alone air purifiers can also be strategically placed in various rooms around the home.
3. Improve the efficiency of your unit
Did you know that contaminated air could reduce the efficiency of your AC unit? Particles such as dust, smog and pet fur may end up inside your ducts and vents, where they accumulate over time and cause blockages.
As a result, the air coming from your evaporative cooling unit will have a harder time passing through clogged ducts and vents. This problem often causes a spike in cooling costs. An air purifier eliminates these harmful components from indoor air and keeps your ducts clean and efficient.