As temperatures start to warm up, homeowners often ask “does air purifier cool the room?” The answer is simple: as air purifiers are only designed to remove air pollutants, they have no impact on a room’s temperature. Typically, air purifiers simply don’t have the capabilities of removing heat from the air. However, air purifiers that use fans to move air through its system can create a “wind-chill” effect. Similar to a ceiling fan moving air to lower a person’s temperature, certain air purifiers can produce the same feeling. Additionally, fan-operating air purifiers will also use filters which will need a regular replacement schedule. It’s very difficult to find a purifier with fans but it doesn’t need a filter. HVAC system air purifiers without fans, such as bipolar ionization, don’t generate “wind-chill” effects.  For true cooling, homeowners should consider using an air conditioner or fan.

Do Air Purifiers Dry the Air?

Questions regarding air purifiers’ ability to remove moisture from the air are quite similar to “does air purifier cool the room?” The capabilities of air purifiers purely focus on eliminating harmful pollution, without the mechanism to remove water. Even so, air purifiers with fans can trigger the feeling of drier air due to air circulation. Cool air circulation can make the air feel dryer while warm air circulation has the opposite effect. Additionally, similar to “wind-chill” effects, bipolar ionization air purifiers don’t create the impression of drier air.

Is an Air Purifier the Same as a Humidifier?

The functions of air purifiers and humidifiers frequently get confused with each other. Air purifiers and humidifiers are separate machines which resolve different comfort conditions. The purpose of humidifiers is to adjust the moisture levels into a comfortable level by releasing water vapor. On the other hand, the purpose of air purifiers is to cleanse the air of allergens, contaminants, and more.

Can You Use an Air Purifier and Humidifier Together?

Air purifiers and humidifiers offer different benefits in addition to working well together. As air purifiers work to improve air quality, humidifiers work to improve the comfort of your home. Furthermore, air purifiers help reduce allergy symptoms while humidifiers help soothe the severity of allergy symptoms! Read more about which machine is better for allergies in our blog.

Can I Use Air Purifier with Air Conditioner?

Since we answered the question “does air purifier cool the room?” above, lets talk about using air purifiers with air conditioners. As air conditioners and air purification systems operate to satisfy different functions, we encourage homeowners to use them together! The different systems supplement each other to bring cooling comfort with healthy indoor air quality. Furthermore, an air purifier can actually improve the performance and efficiency of an air conditioner.

HVAC filters work to remove particles from the air before they reach the air conditioner unit or your lungs. The MERV rating of a filter reveals its capability and effectiveness in capturing air borne particles. Filters with higher numbers have smaller “holes” for particles to slip through. However, there is a tremendous downside to higher MERV ratings! As the air conditioner motor has to work harder to push air through the filter, there’s a notable decrease in cooling efficiency. However, whole house air purifiers can allow homeowners to use filters with lower MERV ratings without sacrificing indoor air quality.  As it can remove more particles from the air, an air purifier also helps protect the air conditioner unit and ductwork from dust and debris.

IWaveR Purification System from Satterlee

Finding an air purification system fit for your needs can be a difficult task. The solution we want to present to take care of your home’s indoor environment is IWave-R, a bipolar ionization air purifier! The IWave-R purifier:

  • Has a patented, programmable self-cleaning cycle to ensure it is always operating at peak performance 
  • Has easy installation within the HVAC system within minutes with magnetic universal mounting 
  • Requires no maintenance upkeep but is equipped with an alarm contact option to provide a visual indicator of normal or faulty status
  • Uses needlepoint bipolar ionization to actively treat air in living spaces
  • Is validated to meet UL 867 ozone requirements and is UL and cUL certified
  • Eliminates odors, dust, pet hair, mold spores, bateria, and other airborne pollutants
  • Has a Three-Year Limited Warranty that covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use with proof of purchase and proof of proper installation by a licensed contractor (begins on the date that the unit was purchased and is void if a non-licensed contractor installs the device)

Contact one of our professional HVAC technicians at Satterlee to learn more! 


Additional Questions

How Often to Run Air purifier? 

For best cleaning results, let air purifiers operate with the HVAC system. This ensures your indoor air is clean and remains clean which lessens the effects of allergies. When using an air purifier for the first time, it can take up to 2-3 hours to fully eliminate indoor pollution. Why let your air quality deteriorate to those levels again? Whole-house air purifiers, like the IWave-R mentioned above, are constantly protecting you and your family from harmful contaminants.

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