Indoor air quality is becoming more important to homeowners as the concerns about exposure to allergens, mold, air pollutants, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have increased over the years. If you suffer from household allergens, asthma, or other respiratory issues, having clean air is even more of a necessity. Luckily, technology is making it easier to achieve the air quality we all desire.
One piece of equipment offers a level of comfort you can’t find anywhere else: an air scrubber. This device attaches directly to the ducts of your HVAC system. It works to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust. This blog post will help you understand how air scrubbers provide a cleaner, healthier, and more efficient home.
How an Air Scrubber Is Different From an Air Purifier
While air purifiers and scrubbers work to improve indoor air quality, they have some clear differences. In short, the difference between these two pieces of equipment has to do with what particles they clean.
Air purifiers are designed to clean airborne particles by pulling them through the equipment and filtering them out. On the other hand, air scrubbers can clean the air and remove particles from surrounding surfaces such as walls, floors, or other equipment.
What Does an Air Purifier Do?
Air purifiers use one or more filtration methods to pull unwanted particles from the air, remove pollutants, and circulate purified air back into the room. Certain purifiers use HEPA filtration to filter air particles down to 0.3 microns in size with a 99.97 percent efficiency rating. Air purifiers can work in tandem with air scrubbers to remove bacteria, dust, chemicals, and allergens from the air.
Why Would I Need an Air Scrubber?
With an air scrubber, negative ions are sent out from this device and attach to airborne and surface particles, making them easier to clean up or filter. Essentially, air scrubbers work to deep clean your air!
Benefits of Air Scrubbers
Deep Cleans Your Air
Unfortunately, no matter how often you wash your hands throughout the day, you can’t avoid contaminating your home. Bacteria and germs from your hands, clothing, and shoes are transferred to doorknobs, countertops, and floors. Air scrubbers use ActivePure® technology, which is proven to destroy up to 99 percent of all surface contaminants and 90 percent of airborne pollutants.
Works in Both Large and Small Spaces
Air scrubbers are designed to cover large areas, not just one room in your home. Their large airflow capabilities make them efficient in commercial and residential spaces. On the other hand, air purifiers can only effectively clean a limited area, usually around 200 square feet of space or less. Therefore, an air scrubber is ideal if you’re looking for an air purification solution for your entire home.
More Efficient Than Air Purifiers
Many air purifiers have pre-filters that need changing after each use. For optimal device performance, you’ll often have to replace filters regularly throughout the year. You don’t have to worry about this step with air scrubbers, which makes them more cost-efficient. Air scrubbers are also a more efficient solution for household allergens, as they are better at catching smaller particles such as mold and bacteria.
Extends the Life of Your HVAC System
When you invest in an air scrubber, dirt, dust, and other debris are killed before they enter your HVAC filter and potentially damage the parts that keep your system running. Installing an air scrubber on your HVAC system helps extend its life and keeps it running at peak performance.
Improve Your Indoor Air With Air Scrubbers
Our St. Louis air scrubber specialists will install the device directly into your HVAC system. This add-on is energy efficient, requiring only 18 watts of electricity. Air scrubbers can even work in spaces up to 3,000 square feet!
At Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning, our team is highly experienced in air scrubber technology. Contact us today at (636) 205-1631, so we can help you breathe the clean air you deserve!