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Don’t Make This Indoor Air Quality Mistake!

dirty-air-filterThere is a common indoor air quality mistake that many homeowners make, and that’s assuming that their HVAC air filter is going to eliminate allergens and contaminants from their homes. Waterloo, IA HVAC filters are vital to the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner, but they aren’t actually enough to protect your indoor air quality.

And this is important information to know, particularly since we’re spending the majority of our time indoors these days, and if you or anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, this is a big deal. Indoor air quality is a huge concern, and it should be. This is why we cannot say enough good things about adding a whole-home solution to your living space, with a whole-house air purifier and/or whole-house air filtration system.

Do You Need Whole-House Air Filtration?

Probably! Basically, if you want to breathe the best quality air possible in your home and improve your indoor air quality, the best thing you can do is contact our pros so we can do an assessment and see where your IAQ opportunities are. Some signs that whole-house air filtration or purification is something you need includes:

  • Severe allergy and asthma symptoms while indoors.
  • Dust settling when you’ve just cleaned.
  • Condensation on walls or windows.
  • Dusty vents and registers throughout your home.
  • A musty or moldy smell, especially when your HVAC systems are running.

The Benefits of Whole-House Air Purification and Filtration

We get it—it’s tempting to buy a small, portable air purifier to use in your home. This will have some impact on your indoor air quality, but will it be enough? Likely not. To achieve the best results, you should get in touch with our experts and see what type of whole-house solution is best for you. The benefits of doing so include:


Small air purifying units can only handle one or two small rooms at a time in your household. Rather than buying multiple units to clean the air in your whole home, a whole-house system will help you achieve this more cost-effectively.

You also won’t need to worry about maintaining several units. Cleaner air may even allow you to change your HVAC filters less often.


A whole-house air purifier or filtration system can be integrated straight into your HVAC system or its ductwork. This means you don’t have to worry about space being taken up by smaller units, nor do you have to worry about the noise associated with numerous, portable system. Additionally, you’ll have uniform air quality throughout your home 24/7.

Extended HVAC Lifespan

The cleaner your HVAC system is, the longer you can help it last. Integrating a whole-house solution keeps your system clean and running more efficiently. Plus, with a product like a UV air purifier, you can help keep your ductwork free of mildew and bacteria that can make household members ill.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online.

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