There are many options for home and/or office air purifiers. To learn more about home air purification, call Ed’s Heating Cooling Plumbing Electric today: 937-667-6713
HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, which means that true HEPA filters have the highest efficiency possible. In order to carry this label, a product must meet the strict standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy. A HEPA air purifier is a device that is outfitted with a HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is what traps airborne particles and prevents them from floating around your home. HEPA filters are composed of fibers arranged in a random pattern that trap the particulates, keeping them from getting back into the air. HEPA filters must be able to capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. For reference, a human hair is 5 microns, which is 7 times the width of the smallest allergen! HEPA air purifiers are most effective at trapping airborne particles like: viruses, bacteria, pollen, allergens, and more. They do not remove odors, chemicals, or gases. Removing particles from the air inside your home is the main job of a HEPA air purifier.
Activated Carbon Technology
If you are interested in trapping airborne particles as well as unpleasant odors from tobacco smoke, cooking, pets, ozone, or other sources, carbon technology may be your best option. Carbon filters are most commonly used to remove gases from the air. Carbon technology has been around for a long time and has been used in many capacities including purification of water, and now air. They are very efficient at reducing pollutants in the air, but they are less effective at removing allergens and other airborne particles.
A UV light installed in an air purifying system helps eliminate airborne pathogens in the air by killing bacteria and viruses when they make contact with the light. UV lights in air purifiers will incinerate and destroy particles on initial contact, particularly microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. A filter traps a germ, an ultraviolet light kills it.
When people cough or sneeze, they send viral droplets through the air. An ionizer targets airborne viruses and their droplets. Bipolar ionization provides a huge range of benefits, including:
- Reduced mold particles and dust. No more sunbeams!
- Reduced odors from cooking, pets, and tobacco. Bipolar ions break down odors at their source and eliminate them.
- Reduced VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Bipolar ions break down toxic gasses and compounds from dangerous chemicals such as cleaning products, pesticides, paints, mold, mildew and more.
- Reduced bacteria and viruses. The positive and negative ions kill germs.
- Reduced static electricity.
Heating and cooling systems are important in not only managing temperature but also generating clean air for breathing. Clean air often starts with ventilation systems. There are many options for home and/or office air purifiers. To learn more about home air purification, call Ed’s Heating Cooling Plumbing Electric today: 937-667-6713