The tricky thing about air pollution is that our noses cannot detect so much of what is harmful. What’s more, indoor air often contains many types of pollutants that are harmful or irritating to humans, especially those with allergies or asthma.

The answer? Whole house air purifiers scrub indoor air of contaminants such as microscopic dust, pollen, mold spores and other particles. An air purifier may also help reduce odors and smells from pets, smoke, cooking, trash, chemicals or paint.

Particularly if you have children at home, recent studies have shown that air purifiers help asthmatic children reduce symptoms and visits to the doctor. Many allergists recommend air purifiers to their patients.

Purifiers come in several sizes and types, from tabletop units to central filtration systems that clean the air for a whole building. Church Services sells whole house air purifiers, which can be more cost-effective and easier to maintain than having separate purifiers throughout the house.

Church Services installs the REME (Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy) air purifier. REME purifiers protect your home and cleans your family’s air 24/7 since it works even when the air conditioner or heater is not blowing. Learn more about how a REME air purifier works.

A Whole House Strategy

While some people experience allergy relief as soon as their air purifier is turned on, many find that it takes 4 to 6 weeks before they start noticing the benefits of an air purifier.

Benefits of cleaner indoor air include sleeping more soundly, sneezing, coughing and itching less, and fewer trips to the doctor.

It is important to remember that whole house air purifiers work best when used in conjunction with other allergen reducing strategies, such as keeping pets out of sleeping areas, replacing carpet with tile or wood floors, and dusting, mopping and vacuuming frequently.

If you have allergy and asthma sufferers in your house, it also is important to get regular AC and heating checkups to make sure your system is working efficiently to lower the humidity, and thus mold, in your home.