Winter is the time of year when illnesses tend to spike. There are many reasons for this, two of which are the prevalence of airborne contaminants and the elimination of air flow in most homes. People tend to shut their windows and doors to keep heat inside during the winter. Unfortunately, this also traps a lot of airborne contaminants, like germs and dust, inside the home. Breathing in those contaminants for months makes it far more likely for you to experience negative health effects. If you want to improve your health this winter, consider installing an indoor air purifier. Let’s take a look at some indoor air purifier types below.
Air filters are really just tightly woven fibers stretched across a frame in the ducts. When air moves through the air filter, the contaminants it carries will become snared in the mesh. Then, the filter just needs to be removed and cleaned every few months to get rid of the captured contaminants.
These electronic air purifiers release clouds of magnetically charged particles during operation. When contaminants come into contact with these particles, they gain their own magnetic charge. Then, they stick to metal plates inside the purifier. The plates can be removed and cleaned for contaminant removal.
UV Air Purifiers
UV purifiers don’t actually remove any contaminants from your air. Instead, they bathe the area around themselves in ultraviolet light. Most germs cannot withstand exposure to high levels of UV light. So, when they come near the air purifier, they are either sterilized or killed outright. A UV air purifier helps keep you healthy by killing germs and mold spores in your air supply.
If you’d like to know more, call Total Comfort, Inc. We install and service air purifiers of all kinds throughout Moreno Valley, CA.