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How Much Does A Whole-Home Air Purifier Cost? A Phoenix Tech Answers

2021 Apr 08
Posted in: Air Conditioning

Looking to cleanse the air in your entire home? If so, a whole-home air purifier installed directly into your home’s HVAC system is the way to go.

How much does it cost to install one? A whole-home air purifier typically falls in the $650-$3,500 cost range. Three major factors that affect the cost of the purifier include:

  • The type of air purifier

  • The size of your house

  • Installation considerations

We’ll go over each of these cost factors in more detail to give you a better idea of what you could pay for your air purifier installation. 

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Cost Factor #1: The type of air purifier

One of the most important factors affecting the cost of a whole-home air purifier installation is the type of purifier you choose.

The most common types of air purifiers include:

  • Electrostatic air purifiers: These purifiers are installed in the air conditioner’s return vents and charge airborne particles with static electricity, removing the particles from your home’s air circulation.

  • UV (ultraviolet) air purifiers: UV air purifiers use powerful UV light to neutralize air pollutants, rendering bacteria and viruses harmless. This type of air purifier has been proven effective for fighting the common cold, flu, strep throat and tuberculosis.

  • HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) purifiers: They are made of synthetic fibers and are effective at removing particles, dust, pet dander and hair from your air. 

How to choose the right air purifier type for your home

If you’re unsure which type of air purifier is best for your home and how that will affect your cost of installation, don’t worry. A qualified air quality expert can help you determine the type that best suits your home based on the following factors:

  • The contaminants you’d like to reduce or remove from your home’s air

  • The purifiers that are compatible with your existing HVAC system

  • Your budget

If your home has a variety of contaminants that you want to remove, a combination of purifiers may be recommended. For example, UV light purifiers (which neutralize biological contaminants) are often paired with HEPA purifiers that remove particulate matter. 

Cost Factor #2: The size of your house

A large house is costlier to purify than a small house, and you’ll need an air purifier that can clean your entire house.

It’s strongly recommended that you know the square footage of your home before choosing an air purifier to buy. For example, lower-end purifiers may cover 1,000 square feet, while higher-end purifiers can cover as much as 5,000 square feet. 

As a general rule, the cost of the purifier increases along with the area covered. A HEPA whole-home purifier that covers 1,100 square feet costs around $600, while one that covers 5,000 square feet will cost around $1,200. 

Conveniently, many air purifier manufacturers list their product’s area coverage. If you have any questions, a qualified HVAC professional will be able to help you determine the best air purifier for your home. 

Cost Factor #3: Installation considerations

Installing a whole-home air purifier requires professional HVAC technicians, and the installation costs tend to be between $250 and $700, including 4-6 hours of labor costs. Technicians may need to upgrade or make repairs to your home’s electrical system or ductwork for the air purifier to be functional, which can also increase your installation costs.

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Contact George Brazil today for a free quote to install your new whole-home purifier. When you work with us, you can count on high-quality workmanship and 5-star customer service during every step of the project.