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Air Purifier Types That can Help You This Winter

As we move into winter, there are a couple of factors you need to consider. Keeping your home warm and comfortable is obviously a top priority, but it’s not the only thing you need to worry about. Indoor air quality tends to suffer during the winter, which can have serious effects on both your health and indoor air quality. Airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, dander, and germs can cause effects from allergy attacks to the flu. The best way to deal with these issues is with an air purifier. Read on to find out more about air purifier types that can help you this winter.

Ionization Purifiers

An ionization purifier generates a cloud of charged ion particles during operation. These particles attach themselves to microscopic airborne contaminants, making them heavier and heavier until they drop out of the air. The contaminants can then be collected and removed from the house. Ionization purifiers are often located in the ducts of a home, though, so duct cleaning will be necessary to remove the contaminants in that case.


Air filters use a tightly woven mesh to strain out all airborne contaminants from the home’s air supply. Air can still move through the filter, but any contaminants it carries will become trapped in the fibers. As long as the filter is cleaned out every few months, it will dramatically improve the quality of the home’s air.

UV Air Purifier

A UV air purifier is a light bulb that emits higher than normal amounts of ultraviolet radiation. When germs come into contact with UV light, they are either sterilized or destroyed outright. This is how a UV air purifier protects you from becoming infected by viruses, bacteria, and mold spores that may be present in your home’s air.

Sunset Air offers air purifier services throughout Olympia, WA.

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