The air in your home is infested with millions upon millions of microscopic contaminants. Some of these are allergens and lung irritants, like dust, pollen, and dander. Others are infectious agents, like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. All of them can have negative effects on your health, and you’re inhaling a dose of them with every breath you take. So what can you do about these pollutants that are destroying your indoor air quality? Install an air purifier. Read on to find out about 3 common air purifier types that can improve your indoor air quality.
An air filter is a woven mesh, stretched across a frame and typically inserted into the ducts of your home. As air moves through the filter, any particles that it carries will become trapped in the mesh. The air will move on unimpeded, leaving the contaminants in the filter. There are many kinds of filters, from simple dust filters used to protect HVAC systems all the way up to HEPA filters that can capture individual virus and bacteria cells. Consult with a professional to find out which filter will work best for your situation.
An ionization purifier generates an electric field around itself during operation. As particles pass through this field, they receive either a positive or a negative charge. They will then seek out a surface with the opposite charge and stick to it. Inside the ionization purifier are two metal plates, one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge. These plates collect the charged particles, and can then be cleaned to get rid of them.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is essentially a light bulb that gives off ultraviolet rays. While this doesn’t remove any contaminants from your air, it does kill many of the airborne germs that cause illnesses. If you find yourself getting sick often, a germicidal light might be just the thing to improve health conditions in your home.
If you’d like to know more about air purifiers, call Roznovak’s Services. We provide indoor air quality services throughout Round Rock, TX.