All About the Air Cleaner and Why You Need It

You may have heard about air cleaners. Maybe your friends got one and were over the moon about it or maybe you saw an ad for it somewhere. It is pretty obvious what the air cleaner is used for, but there are a lot of nuances and benefits that are not that apparent. In general, an air cleaner is a device that is installed with the HVAC system to improve the air quality.

Air Cleaner

Air Cleaner Benefits

  • There are plenty of contaminants in the air of your house or apartment by default. They may include dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mite feces. The air cleaner removes all that nasty stuff from the air and greatly improves its quality.
  • Air cleaners are an absolute must for people who have allergies or respiratory conditions. The device makes the air less polluted with allergens, so it is much easier to breathe. But in fact, even the people without any allergies or conditions benefit a lot from a cleaner air in the room. They feel healthier and overall better.
  • If someone in your house is or used to be a smoker, the air cleaner can help eliminate the second-hand tobacco smoke and smell. It probably won’t help with the walls’ color, but at least the odor will be gone!
  • Air cleaners can also protect your house against wildfire and other kinds of smoke. Obviously, if something is burning nearby, you have to absolutely call the fire department and other emergency services. However, if it is only some smoke from a trash bin in the street, the air cleaner will do its job, and you won’t feel anything in the house.
  • Finally, but not lastly, air cleaners were largely used in public spaces during Covid pandemic. Why? Because they helped to reduce the amount of the virus in the air and simply because they work.

How Exactly Does Air Cleaner Work?

Air cleaner usually consists of a filter, or multiple filters, and a fan that sucks in and circulates air. As the air moves through the filter, pollutants and particles are captured, and the clean air is released back out into the living space. Depending on the type of the living space to purify there are different models with different volumes. For example, smaller for bedroom, living room, or dining room and bigger and mightier models for offices, common areas, open spaces, etc.

If you get an air cleaner, you should change the filters in the devices. The frequency of filter changing depends on the type and size of the air cleaner. Your local HVAC contractor can help you with this info.

What to Consider When Choosing an Air Cleaner?

  • The size of the space where you would install it. Each air purifier treats an area ranging from 25 m² to 120 m² and you need a device of an appropriate size;
  • CADR (clean-air delivery rate) rating that measures the speed of air cleaner operation;
  • Filters — there are different types for different filtration techniques. Some filters are reusable, some are not;
  • Noise level is important because the device is going to be around all the time
  • True HEPA. The industry standard is that the unit must be able to remove at least 99.97% of particulates measuring 0.3 micron diameter in a lab setting.

It might seem like a lot to process, but we are happy to aid! Fuse Service can help you choose and install the perfect air purifier just for your house. Just send an email at or call (408) 721-2530. We will get back to you asap and answer any questions you might have about the air cleaners as well as install one — like in the video below.

Likewise, we can help you, if you need other HVAC installation, for example:

  • HVAC Ultra Quiet operation installation in San Jose;
  • furnace installation in San Jose;
  • heater installation in San Jose;
  • air conditioner installation in San Jose;
  • AC installation HVAC 926TB48080V17 in San Jose.

Similarly, we can make repair, for example:

  • HVAC repair in San Jose;
  • furnace repair in San Jose;
  • air conditioner repair in San Jose;
  • ducts repair San Jose.

To illustrate the point we suggest you take a look what the customers say about our HVAC services on Yelp:

Read Don A.‘s review of Fuse HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & Plumbing on Yelp

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About Fuse

Fuse HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & Plumbing was founded in 2007. So the company headquarter location is San Jose, California. Besides the company has a network of geographically distributed offices across the country. Fuse HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & Plumbing is an official authorized dealer of Bryant, as well as a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Contractor. So we provide HVAC installation and repair services, electrical services, plumbing services and refrigerating services. Certainly Fuse provides warranty for labor and parts: 12 months for repair labor, besides we provide up to 3 years warranty for labor for HVAC-installations.

Also, our company provides same-day service, 7 days a week for residential, commercial and industrial HVAC installation, similarly we provide service for HVAC repair. Most importantly the technicians of the company are knowledgeable professionals with outstanding skills in installation and repairing all brands and models of all major HVAC systems.

Summing up, we pride ourselves on being the best HVAC, Refrigeration, Electrical & Plumbing service in the country!


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Yelp reviews for San Jose, CA
Deena D.
Deena D.
Very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful technician. Provided the options and associated costs. Would use this company again.
Ron B.
Ron B.
We chose Fuse to do the HVAC portion of our home remodel and we're very happy with their work! They installed a full Mitsubishi Mini-split heat pump system all throughout our house in 6 rooms. It was a massive job and they did the work relatively quickly and efficiently. The supervisor, Maxim, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Out of several bids that we got, theirs was the only one that gave us everything we wanted at a competitive cost. We'd be happy to recommend Fuse! We also had Fuse Electric work on the electrical portion of our home remodel, for which I wrote up a separate review.
Pablo L. D.
Pablo L. D.
Great service. They respond really fast and did a great job fixing my thermostat issues.
Manu B.
Manu B.
We got our duct work completely replaced in our 50 yr old home. They recommended the work, other companies didn't do this much due diligence and mentioned about asbestos but FUSE technicians went step ahead and climbed into attic and our crawl space to ensure there were no asbestos to begin with. Honest people and very competitive if not best quote I got. Moreover the installer, David and Jeremy worked 2 long days non stop to get work done at our home with 100% satisfaction. David explained everything to me and provided other recommendations for future. He is the most honest technician I have encountered in so long. Because of David I wouldn't hesitate to work with FUSE again. Thank you for such a great work. Very happy and highly recommend FUSE!!
K R.
K R.
The technical crews were excellent; very knowledgeable and capable. They were able to do our HVAC, water heater and ductwork replacement even when faced with several unexpected and very challenging situations. David in particular worked some very long hours to get everything installed correctly. The administration side had a few glitches, but everything worked out OK. I would recommend them, but if you are eligible for the Penninsula Clean Energy interest free loan, be sure to apply for it before the work is completed.
Matthew J.
Matthew J.
Exceptional service from FUSE HVAC! They installed a Mitsubishi HVAC system in our home, and we couldn't be happier. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient throughout the process. Our home is now perfectly comfortable year-round, thanks to their expertise. From consultation to installation, everything was seamless and hassle-free. Highly recommend FUSE HVAC for anyone looking for top-notch HVAC solutions!
Amitabha C.
Amitabha C.
Fuse HVAC installed Mitsubishi Heat pump in my house and completed the project on 31st March 2024. David and Jeremy started the project and David finished the installation. David worked Saturday and Sunday until 11 PM to complete the work. It took 4 1/2 days. I am very happy with the work that David performed. I was watching the process of installation of the pump and was very satisfied to see that after finishing each step David will spend 10-15 min inspecting the work that he did to make sure that there was no mistake. The result was that during pressure testing to check for gas leakage or when the heat pump was run there was no unanticipated issue. The new ductwork that was installed by FUSE passed the HERS test. FUSE is also installing the attic fan to keep the air circulation going and keep the attic cooler. FUSE was referred to by my friend who used them for installing a similar heat pump and although they were a little more expensive than a few quotes I got from other vendors, I decided to go with them based on my friend's recommendation. I had made a right choice! My only criticism for FUSE is they are not able to estimate the time that it will take to finish the project. They told me it will be done in 3 days but it took 4 1/2 days. My project needed the air handler to be moved to the attic but because the space which had the gas heater was too narrow for the air handler. On the whole it was a good experience working with FUSE. They kept us warm for two days with heater fans and David worked Easter Sunday until 11 PM to install and start up the system without hurrying up at any step to get the installation completed earlier. A big thanks to him and to his assistant Jeremy!

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