There is nothing more critical to your health and well-being than the quality of the air you breathe in. Yet, many homeowners take the quality of the air they breathe for granted – until it becomes problematic, of course. The first step in seeking help for this problem is to educate yourself about the air purification systems available for installation.
Read on to learn about the 3 most popular air purification systems for your home, and the unique features that make them attractive to modern homeowners.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters are especially important if you are noticing allergy or asthma symptoms. These filters can trap dust mites, tobacco smoke, mold spores, pollen, and pet hair that often accumulate in your home.
These particles are so small that they are invisible to your eye, making them all the more problematic.
HEPA Filters are mechanical air filters that attach to your existing air filters. Through a threefold process of interception, impaction, and diffusion, these filters trap 99.7% of particles larger than 0.3 microns. They are quite effective but will need to be changed every couple of years or so.
Activated Carbon Filter
Activated Carbon has a long history of usage dating back to World War II, when it was used in gas masks to protect soldiers. Nowadays, their usage has been finetuned for application in house filtration systems.
In particular, when carbon is activated, its surface area increases, which makes it extremely absorbent. This is great for people suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity because the activated carbon can eliminate formaldehyde, which is a common irritant.
Activated Carbon Filters are considered less efficient than HEPA Filters, even if they have a more specialized purpose.
UV Air Purifier
Air purification systems are often sought by homeowners not only to make a home’s air more breathable but also to reduce various germs and bacteria that causes illness.
UV (Ultraviolet) Air Purifier’s are geared towards this purpose. Their associated lamp blasts various microorganisms with UV Rays, which causes cellular damage.
UV Air Purifiers are often used in conjunction with other air filtration systems, most notably HEPA Filters and Activated Carbon Filters. As such, they are certainly effective, but more on a complementary level.
Our Final Thoughts on Air Purification Systems
We think that investing in a high-quality air purification system should be first on your list of priorities.
Without quality air to breathe, your standard of living will be greatly reduced. At MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc, we specialize in these kinds of installations, particularly for the Cedar Grove area.
Even further, we arrive on the same day that you call us, and we only charge by the job, not the hour. Thus, you can trust that we have your best interests in mind, as we are more interested in improving your air quality and health than gaining profit.
Give Margo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. a call today or chat with one of our live, online specialists if you are experiencing any symptoms of poor air quality.
We offer outstanding air purification systems throughout the Cedar Grove area.