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Combat Wildfire Smoke in Your Montana Home with Air Filtration Systems


Montana is known as “Big Sky Country” and unfortunately, our air quality here has deteriorated as of late. Wildfires in nearby states have become the norm which has contributed to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) during the summer months. Many homeowners have purchased portable air purifiers to combat the smoke and ash, but just how effective are these devices?

Not only that, but low indoor air quality in a home is due to many other factors other than outdoor pollution. Let’s look at the reasons why whole house air filtration installation can help you breathe easier in your home–literally.

Common Outdoor Pollutants

Although most people associate outdoor pollution with urban areas, rural areas can also suffer from low air quality. In addition to the wildfires we already mentioned, pollen can be an issue all year long, leading to people frequently suffering from chronic allergy symptoms and hay fever. If you have any allergy sufferers in your home, a whole house air purifier can certainly help ease their symptoms. 

In addition to the dirt, dust, and pollen, Montana isn’t immune from airborne chemicals and air pollutants. Examples of common environmental pollutants in rural areas include carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, and methane. Anyone who’s driven by a hog or dairy farm can attest to that. 

Where Do Indoor Pollutants Come From?

But outdoor contaminants are only one part of the equation. The fact is that items you have in your home also generate particulate matter that isn’t ideal to breathe. For example, common household cleaners, furniture polish, and even air fresheners can and do contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are also common in most modern homes. These are found in many products that are used for building, maintaining, remodeling, and upkeeping the buildings of a home. When they’re stored inside garages and under bathroom sinks, they can “off gas” and release contaminants into the air. Some examples include benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, and xylene.

The Limitations of Store-Bought Air Purifiers

Portable, small, store-bought air purifiers have their limitations. Most can only clean one room at a time. They’re not great at filtering smaller micro-particles. And the filters are expensive and need to be replaced frequently.

A whole house air purification system does just what it says it does: it cleans the air in every room in your home. Our NATE- and EPA-certified technicians can help you choose a system that’ll pair with your existing HVAC equipment to ensure they’ll work harmoniously while providing you with the maximum benefits. 

Benefits of Whole House Air Filtration Systems

  • Greatly improves your indoor air quality
  • Less pet, human, and pest dander in the home
  • Decreases allergens, germs, mold spores, dust, and viruses
  • Reduces allergy and asthma symptoms and the risk of common colds and the flu
  • Less visible dust on furnishings
  • Get a better night’s sleep when you’re breathing cleaner air

Contact Ambient Air Solutions today for professional air filtration installation in Belgrade, MT and the surrounding areas. Simplifying Heating & Cooling!

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