Air Scrubbers Help Protect Homes From Scary Indoor Pollution
With the onset of cooler temperatures, people find themselves spending more time indoors. As summer transitions to fall, homeowners become more aware of their indoor air quality. Indoor air is much more likely to be polluted than outdoor air because it tends to stagnate and become laden with everything that a home’s occupants put into it. To further compound the problems of poor indoor air quality, fall is the start of cold and flu season, which can greatly increase the likelihood of respiratory illness.
For years, it has been common practice to try and decrease the number of pollutants in indoor air with purifiers and filters. UV air purifiers became popular because of their ability to kill harmful pathogens like mold, viruses, and bacteria. Filtration devices were used to lower the amount of dust and allergens. But, both of these methods had their shortcomings and neither were able to effectively deal with VOCs and odors. Luckily, there is a new technology that is taking the market by storm that can effectively deal with pathogens, dust, VOCs, and odors.
The Scary Truth About Indoor Air Pollution
It is estimated that indoor air is more than five times as polluted as outdoor air. Indoor air commonly has a high load of allergens, dust, VOCs, gases, odors, and pathogens. Because indoor air is rarely refreshed, all of these contaminants build up and can have health consequences for a home’s occupants. Some of these effects can be:
- Dry, itchy eyes
- Sore throat
- Worsened asthma
- Respiratory infections
Because people spend so much time indoors, it is more important than ever that indoor air be treated. By breathing better air, many people notice dramatic improvements in their health.
The Latest Technology To Clean Indoor Air
Devices called “air scrubbers” are the latest technology used for the purpose of purifying indoor air. Developed with participation from NASA these devices are literally space-age technology that is available for home use. They work in two stages to remove every form of indoor air contaminant. In the first stage, air is pushed across a titanium dioxide honeycomb catalyst that creates negatively charged gases. These negatively charged gases are distributed through the air ducts where they bind up positively charged gases, odors, allergens, and dust. Once bound, they become easier for the air conditioner’s filter to grab.
The second stage uses UV light to destroy pathogens in the air. The UV light attacks the DNA of mold, allergens, viruses, and bacteria and renders them unable to cause infection. By employing both stages all forms of pollutants are reduced by up to 99%.
Air Scrubbers Help Save Money
An air conditioner is similar to the human body in that it thrives on having clean air available to it. Dirty air that is full of dust causes the internal parts of an air conditioner to become dirty and inefficient with continued use. To prevent this, all air conditioners have filters to keep them clean. By keeping the inside of an air conditioner clean, the unit will require less energy and save money for the homeowners. Additionally, cleaner air keeps the unit clean so that it requires less maintenance and is less likely to break down.
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