Improve Indoor Air Quality With a Whole-Home Air Purifier
While steps like furnace filter replacement help improve indoor air quality, these basic measures aren’t always enough. Those whose homes have poor air circulation or who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions often require additional measures to maximize indoor air quality. One measure that’s being used more and more today is the installation of whole-home air purification systems (also known as air cleaners).
Whereas an air filter passively keeps airborne particles out of the home, an air purification system goes beyond by actively targeting and removing them. Many systems utilize cutting-edge technology to maximize their air cleaning capabilities. For example, electronic air cleaners use a high-voltage current to charge airborne particles, which are subsequently caught by an oppositely charged metal plate as they pass through the filter. Likewise, ultraviolet air cleaners are effective at killing living organisms in the airstream such as mold, fungus and bacteria.
Electric and ultraviolet air cleaning technologies are sometimes used in combination. One system that does this is Air Scrubber Plus®, which uses a proprietary blend of reactive metals that, when exposed to ultraviolet light, mix with the surrounding air and humidity to produce charged hydrogen and oxygen clusters that kill pathogens and other airborne contaminants. This system has been scientifically proven to reduce organic and microbial compounds, bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and offensive odors in the home.
While some whole-home air purifiers can be easily incorporated into a home’s existing HVAC system, others require more setup, and as a result, a bigger financial investment. In any case, it’s always wise to hire a licensed HVAC technician to handle system installation. In addition to performing a proper installation, an HVAC professional can make sure your air purification system gives you the best possible level of indoor air quality.Read moreRead less