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3 Air Purifier Types That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The air in your home may look empty, but that doesn’t mean that it is. Actually, the average home’s indoor air is filled with millions upon millions of microscopic particles, many of which can be harmful. Dust, pollen, germs, dander, mites, and mold spores are just a few of the airborne contaminants commonly found in homes. These can cause inflamed sinuses, coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes, especially in allergy sufferers.

Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, germs and mold spores can infect you and make you sick. The best way to combat these airborne contaminants is to install an air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about 3 air purifier types that can improve your indoor air quality.

Air Filters

Of all the air purifier types, air filters are the most simple. Comprised of a woven mesh, an air filter is designed to entangle particles that are carried into it by air flow, much like a spider web. When the air filter becomes too clogged, it can either be cleaned or replaced. There are a wide variety of filter ratings, with each meant to handle a certain level of particles. The highest level filters might be too much for your HVAC system to handle, so consult with a professional about which one would work best for you.

Electronic Purifiers

Electronic air purifiers are devices that generate an electronic field around themselves during operation. When particles pass into this field, they are given either a positive or negative charge. They will then seek out and stick to the nearest object with the opposite charge. Two plates are located inside the purifier, one with a positive charge and the other with a negative charge. These two plates collect the charged particles, and can then be removed and cleaned.

UV Germicidal Lights

Germicidal lights give off ultraviolet light in the area around them. This light, while harmless to humans, will kill most viruses and bacteria that are exposed to it. In this way, the germicidal light will protect you from infection.

If you’d like to know more, call Touchstone Heating and Air Inc. We provide air purifiers throughout Gainesville, FL. 

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