During the winter months, we tend to spend most of our time indoors, avoiding cold temperatures and wet weather. You may not realize it but spending so much time inside can cause the quality of your air to suffer. Homes today are constructed with tight seals, heightened insulation, and less porous materials than in the past. While this is great for keeping out things like unwanted moisture, bugs, and pests, it also traps air inside your home. This stagnant air gets recirculated again and again, resulting in less-than-ideal indoor air quality.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be as much as five times more polluted than outdoor air. Although this is an alarming statistic, there are ways you can ensure your home’s air remains healthy and fresh.
Call Collins Comfort Masters today at (480) 212-9208 to speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or contact us online to schedule a consultation!
What’s the difference between an air scrubber & an air purifier?
The most notable thing that differentiates air scrubbers and air purifiers is the level of clean that they achieve. While air purifiers are only able to remove particles that are airborne, an air scrubber can eliminate up to 99% of airborne microorganisms along with surface microorganisms, including black mold, staph, and MRSA.
Air purifiers rely on a filter system to pull air in and neutralize negative contaminants, releasing balanced and clean air back into your home. The longer your air purifier runs, the more air it’s able to neutralize, resulting in cleaner air circulating within your home.
Air scrubbers utilize your home’s duct system to create a search-and-retrieve approach to air sanitization. Specially coated tubes are inserted into your duct system, along with UVC lighting. This creates negative ions that are released into the air and attach themselves to positively charged contaminants. This not only neutralizes them but also weighs them down so that they can no longer stay afloat.
During the first few days of using an air scrubber, you may notice an increase in dust around your home, which can be vacuumed or wiped away. This is a sure sign that your air scrubber is doing its job. After this initial period, there won’t be much dust at all. An added benefit to air scrubbing is that it not only kills 99.9% of contaminants in your home’s air, but it cleans all surfaces as well.
Call Collins Comfort Masters today at (480) 212-9208 or contact us online today to schedule your indoor air quality consultation!
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