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  • Writer's pictureMike Fagnan

Can a home air purifier help with wildfire smoke?



As wildfire season continues, Albertans are concerned about the health impacts of low air quality caused by widespread smoke. As the season continues and the smoke comes and goes all summer, how can you protect yourself and your home from smoke?


Installing an air purifier in your home can help combat our province’s smoky days. At Fagnan’s Furnace Service, we’re experts in the air purifier industry. Here we share more on the benefits of installing an air purifier for whole-home purification to help through wildfire season.


Remove harmful particles from the air


Wildfire smoke contains very small particles. These particles are often too small for a respiratory tract to be able to filter out. Young children and the elderly are at an even greater risk of these irritants. Wildfire smoke can also cause nose, throat and ear irritation — or much worse in those with asthma and other respiratory problems.


An air purifier will help remove some of these tiny, harmful particles from the air in your home. For example, our DGAPA Infinity® Air Purifier from Carrier uses high-end technology to capture up to 95% of particles in the air in your home.


Increase air quality in the whole home


There are many air purifiers out there that can help clean the air in a single room. Unfortunately, a single portable model might not cut it during wildfire season. Even with closed windows, wildfire smoke can enter the house through vents, air intakes and other openings. With a whole-home air purifier, you can keep the air clean throughout your home. Everyone will benefit, especially those at greatest risk.


At Fagnan’s Furnace Service, we can install an air purifier to clean the air throughout your home. Our Infinity® Air Purifier traps smoke and other pollutants and holds them tightly to its filter. Then the purifier uses an electric charge to destroy the cell walls of any pathogens it encounters.


Choose air purifiers with a HEPA filter


There is a wide range of air purifiers on the market. First, choose an air purifier with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. These filters will work best to combat smoke particles that enter your home.


If you’re unsure of the best air purifier to suit your needs, call us! We’d be happy to review our range of products and suggest the best air purifier for you.


At Fagnan’s Furnace Service, we also have over four decades of experience in the HVAC industry. We can make suggestions to upgrade your air conditioner and furnace as well. We offer a range of different HVAC products and are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer!




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