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3 Types of Air Purifiers That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The air in your home is teeming with millions upon millions of microscopic particles, most of them harmful in large enough doses. Dust, dirt, pollen, germs, mold spores, and the like are all common in homes. These can cause all sorts of health problems, from allergy attacks to illnesses. The best way to get rid of these contaminants is to install an air purifier in your home. Read on for some of the most popular air purifier types that can remove contaminants from your home.

Air Filters

Air filters are the most common type of air purifier. They also happen to be the simplest. An air filter is just a fiber mesh, stretched across a frame and installed in the ductwork of the home. As air flows through the filter, any particles that it carries will become snared in the mesh. The filter can then be removed and either cleaned or replaced.

Ionization Purifiers

An ionization purifier creates an electromagnetic field around itself during operation. As contaminants pass through this field, they are given a positive or negative charge. They then stick to a pair of metal collector plates inside the device. The collector plates can be removed and wiped down to get rid of the contaminants.

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is a light bulb that gives off ultraviolet light. Most germs commonly found in a home’s air are vulnerable to ultraviolet light. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays will sterilize or kill them. By treating the air being circulated throughout your home, the UV light will lessen the chance of you getting sick.

If you’d like to install a air purifier in your home, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install and service air purifiers throughout Chicago, IL.

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