The air in your home may seem clean, but it is probably not as pristine as you think. The average home is infested with millions upon millions of microscopic airborne particles. These particles include dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, dander, and mold spores. Inhaling these contaminants over a long period of time can open you up to all sorts of negative health effects, from more frequent flu infections to chronic conditions such as asthma. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, and thereby your health, you should install an air purifier in your home. Read on for an outline of some of the more common air purifier types.
The simplest and most popular form of air purifier, air filters are fiber meshes stretched over metal or plastic frames and inserted into the ducts. As air flows through the filter, any particles that it carries will become snared in the mesh. Then, the filter just needs to be removed and cleaned every few months to remove the contaminants from the home.
Ionization purifiers, also called electronic air purifiers, release clouds of magnetically charged particles during operation. Contaminants that pass through this cloud become magnetically charged themselves. Then they stick to metal plates in the purifier for easy removal.
UV Air Purifiers
UV air purifiers don’t actually remove contaminants from your air. Instead, they use large amounts of ultraviolet light to kill any germs that pass over them. Most viruses and bacteria will be sterilized or destroyed by too much exposure to UV light. So, your UV air purifier makes it harder for you to get sick by neutralizing infectious agents in your air.
If you’d like to know more about air purifiers, call Sunset Air. We install and service air purifiers throughout Olympia, WA.