When the weather gets too hot or too cold, the first thing most homeowners do is seal their homes and turn on their climate control systems. This makes climate control easier, but it doesn’t do any favors for your indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can be responsible for all kinds of health and comfort concerns, from allergy attacks to the flu. If you want to keep your indoor air quality high this winter, you’re going to need to clear the air of a lot of the microscopic contaminants that might affect you. The best way to do that is with an air purifier.
Air filtration systems are the most common type of air purifier available on the market. They sit in the ducts, allowing air to flow through them but snaring all particles that come into contact. Some filters are even able to capture individual viral and bacterial cells. Filters need to be cleaned out every couple of months, in order to prevent them from becoming clogged. Still, they are one of the most common ways to improve indoor air quality.
An ionization purifier creates a cloud of ions around itself during operation. As contaminants come into contact with these ions, they become too heavy to remain airborne. The contaminants drop onto metal collection plates in the purifier, which can be cleaned for easy removal.
UV Air Purifiers
UV air purifiers don’t physically remove contaminants at all. Instead, they use ultraviolet light to kill or sterilize germs and mold spores that might otherwise infect you. UV air purifiers are quite popular in homes with immune-compromised occupants.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. installs and services air purifiers in Port Charlotte, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.