The air in your home is teeming with millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold, among other things. Some of them are lung irritants, some are allergens, and some are infectious agents. None of them are good things for you to be inhaling with every breath. If you want to improve your air quality, and your health, it’s a good idea to install an indoor air purifier in your home. Read on for an outline of some of the more popular types of air purifiers.
Air filters are the simplest of the air purifiers. They also happen to be the most popular. An air filter uses a fiber mesh to strain contaminants out of the air that moves through it. Despite their simple construction, air filters are quite effective at removing airborne contaminants.
An ionization filter generates an electric field around itself. When contaminants enter this field, they gain either a positive or a negative charge. This causes them to be attracted to one of two metal plates in the ionization filter. These plates can then be removed and cleaned to remove the contaminants from the house.
UV Germicidal Lights
Most of the common airborne germs in your home are very vulnerable to ultraviolet light. Exposure to too much ultraviolet radiation sterilizes or completely kills them. A UV germicidal light takes advantage of this by bathing the area around it in UV light. Even though it doesn’t physically remove contaminants from your air, the UV light lessens the chances of you getting sick by killing many of the germs you might otherwise inhale.
If you’d like to know more about air purifiers, call Switzerland Air. We provide air purifiers throughout Lake Jackson, TX.