Do you know what’s in the air you’re breathing right now? Aside from the obvious (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, et al.) you are probably also inhaling millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of the contaminants commonly found in homes include dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores. Long term exposure to these contaminants, especially in large amounts, can cause all sorts of problems. Read on to find out how to combat these contaminants with an air purifier.

Consequences of Contaminant Exposure

There are all kinds of different health issues that can be caused by airborne contaminant exposure. Some are mild, like allergy attacks or colds. Others are not so mild, like asthma. For most people, these contaminants are widely dispersed enough that their body can easily defend against them. Breathing in these contaminants for a long enough period of time, however, are still bound to have an effect. This is especially true if you cut off the flow of fresh air into the home, like most people do to maintain climate control. This traps the contaminants in the home, which increases the likelihood of you experiencing negative effects of exposure.

Air Purifiers

The best way to combat these issues is to install an air purifier in your home. Air purifiers are all designed to remove airborne contaminants from your air supply. The methods that they use to do this differ between models. Ionization purifiers use electron clouds to pull contaminants out of the air. UV air purifiers use ultraviolet light to kill germs and mold spores, helping to defend you from disease in the process. Talk to an indoor air quality professional about which air purifier would serve your needs best.

Total Comfort, Inc. offers a full range of air purifier installation services throughout Corona, CA. Call today for an appointment.