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Everything You Need to Know About Air Scrubbers

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Are you tired of sneezing, wheezing, and coughing through allergy season? Or are you looking for a way to keep your home smelling fresh and clean without resorting to chemical air fresheners? Look no further! Air scrubbers have arrived to improve indoor air quality and keep your respiratory system happy.

Not only do they pack a punch when it comes to purifying the air you breathe, but they also outperform traditional air filters in nearly every way. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about these game-changing air quality devices.

What Are Air Scrubbers?

Air scrubbers are specialized filtration systems that work in tandem with your existing HVAC unit to remove unwanted pollutants from the air, including mold, bacteria, and other allergens.

These devices differ from traditional air filters by utilizing advanced technologies like UV-C light and photocatalytic reactions to neutralize harmful particles and odors. With an air scrubber, you're not just trapping pollutants but eliminating them.

How Do Air Scrubbers Work?

At its core, an air scrubber works with your HVAC system to purify the air circulating throughout your home. The device is typically installed directly onto the HVAC unit, allowing it to clean the air as it passes through the system continuously.

Air scrubbers utilize advanced technologies, such as UV-C light and photocatalytic oxidation, to break down and destroy airborne contaminants. As air passes through the air scrubber, UV-C light disrupts the DNA of airborne pathogens such as viruses, mold spores, and bacteria, rendering them harmless.

The excitement of the UV-C light further results in photocatalytic reactions, which generate charged particles that clump together larger pollutants and odors, allowing them to be captured more easily by your HVAC filter. This synergistic process helps to ensure your air stays as clean and fresh as possible.

The Air Scrubber’s Impact On Your Indoor Air Quality

Installing an air scrubber can significantly impact the air quality inside your home. Air scrubbers remove common allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites and help eliminate harmful mold spores and bacteria that can contribute to respiratory illnesses.

In addition to combating allergens and pollutants, air scrubbers neutralize odors caused by everyday activities such as cooking, smoking, and pet ownership.

You can enjoy a fresher, cleaner home without using chemical-laden air fresheners with an air scrubber.

Comparing Air Scrubbers to Traditional Air Filters

While traditional air filters can adequately capture larger pollutant particles, they often struggle to eliminate smaller particles like bacteria, viruses, and microscopic allergens. As a result, many homeowners turn to air scrubbers for a more comprehensive air purification solution.

Apart from their heightened performance in capturing smaller particles, air scrubbers also boast a longer lifespan than traditional air filters. While air filters typically need to be replaced every few months, air scrubbers can last several years before requiring maintenance. This saves you time and effort and can be more cost-effective in the long run.

If you are tired of dealing with allergies or just desire better air quality inside your home, contact our indoor air quality experts at Valairco! (855) 661-3300