Indoor air quality should always be a concern when it comes to your health and comfort. Though the air in your home may look clear, chances are it’s actually not. The average home is infested with millions of microscopic airborne contaminants, including dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these various airborne contaminants can cause all kinds of issues, from allergy attacks, to the flu, to asthma. This is why it’s a good idea to install an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the more common air purifiers that can help you this summer.
An air filter is a closely woven fiber mesh that is stretched across a section of your home’s ducts. As air flows through the filter, any contaminants it carries will become snared in the fibers. The filter will need to be cleaned or replaced every few months, in order to avoid becoming clogged. However, even with that added maintenance they remain some of the most popular air purifiers in the country.
Ionization purifiers release clouds of ions around themselves during operation. As contaminants come into contact with the ion cloud, they become heavier and heavier until they cannot be carried by the air flow anymore. Ionization purifiers are a popular choice for people who want to capture a wider range of contaminants, as the ion cloud method works on many different types.
UV Air Purifiers
UV air purifiers are large lightbulbs that give off high levels of ultraviolet light. Most bio-infectious organisms, like germs and mold spores, are either sterilized or destroyed upon contact with that much UV light. So, a UV air purifier keeps you healthy by removing infectious contaminants from your air.
Douglas Cooling & Heating offers air purifier services throughout Hoover, AL.