According to the EPA, your home contains between two and five times the contaminants of outside air. These come from sources ranging from cleaners to dust and even gasses from your furniture and linens. You have probably heard of air sanitizers in Norfolk, VA, but do they actually work, and if so, how?
Filter Out Air Contaminants
Some air sanitizers use an advanced filtration system to remove particles suspended in the air. The kind of filter these devices have determines the size and quantity of contaminants they remove from the air.
Sanitizers go a step further than filters in that they neutralize the filtered particles. The specific type of sanitizer will ultimately determine the mechanism by which it neutralizes those particles.
Some of the most popular systems are UV lamp sanitizers. These use ultraviolet light to kill or disable biological contaminants .
Other sanitizers use an electric current to give airborne particles a charge, which attracts them to a filter. Certain ionization processes are extremely effective at removing pollutants and foul odors.
When a filter captures biological particles and neutralizes them, it inhibits their growth. Anyone with respiratory problems will appreciate this because it reduces allergens and irritation triggers.
With reduced biological particles, you also reduce contagions, aiding in healthier air. People living in or visiting your home will not have to worry as much about catching something because the sanitizer reduces those particles floating around your air.
Many odors are caused by various biological growths and their metabolic processes. Even when you have regular HVAC maintenance that cleans the hidden areas of your furnace, microscopic contaminants will eventually grow again. Neutralizing these kinds of particles inhibits the mechanisms that generate these odors.
How do you know which air sanitizer is right for your home? Call Absolute Comfort Heating & Cooling to discuss your home’s indoor air quality issues today.
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