What Are Air Purification Systems?
Air purifying systems are placed in your ductwork and use a high-grade air filter. These filters trap a variety of harmful or irritating substances. Airborne chemicals, small organisms, dander and pollen are just some of things these filters are used for.
You may benefit from an air purifying system if:
- You have allergies or asthma
- You have pets
- Air is stuffy or musty
- You want to improve your indoor air quality
There are a variety of purifiers to choose from. Some systems are used alongside ultraviolet germicidal lamps.
There Are Several Types of HVAC Purification Systems
You may wonder which filtration system is best for your IAQ needs. An experienced technician at Ditter can provide indoor air quality testing. We use special equipment that detects humidity, pollution and other aspects of indoor air quality. With comprehensive results, we’ll identify the air purification system perfect for keeping air clean and healthy. Here are just a few of the indoor air quality solutions we offer.
HEPA Air Purifier
These systems use a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. A HEPA air purifier system is one of the most common available. A quality HEPA air purifier can trap 99.97% of airborne particles. This includes smaller particles down to .3 microns that can slip through regular air filters.
Because a HEPA air purifier is so thick, it can reduce the airflow in your HVAC system and increase your energy bill. We’ll inspect your system to make sure this purification system is a good fit.
Activated Carbon Air Purifier
An activated carbon air purifier is filled with absorbent pores. These pores collect particles as they pass through the filter. Their design makes them ideal choices for volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs are irritating chemicals found in everyday products, like cleaners, furniture and flooring. Carbon filters are also effective against odors and tobacco smoke.
Electrostatic Air Purifier
An electrostatic air purifier attracts particles with static electricity. The filtration system generates the electricity, which is then stored in the filter’s fibers. They are effective against most indoor contaminants, including some viruses under certain airflow conditions. Electrostatic systems are environmentally friendly since the filters are washable.
Benefits of an Air Purifier
You may believe your air is clean without additional filtration equipment. But there are many health benefits. A quality air purification system can:
Capture organic particles like mold, mildew, bacteria and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
- Trap pet dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Filter out harmful VOCs.
- Reduce smoke and musty odors.
- Improve breathing, especially for people with allergies or asthma