Indoor air quality is important. Without clean air inside our buildings, clients, customers, visitors, and employees alike would all be uncomfortable. That’s why investing in HVAC air purifiers is a smart decision. Common problems affecting IAQ include smog, VOCs, mold, and germs. Given the pandemic that is continuing to grow worldwide, air purification and air filtration have never mattered more. Here is a look at the various benefits and types of HVAC air purifiers.
Air Purifiers Ensure Fresher Air
Most central HVAC systems include paper filters that are only minimally effective. In other words, they can clear dust from the air inside your facility. Air purification systems, on the other hand, are better at providing fresh air. This capability comes from the reduction or elimination of dust, mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses from the air being distributed via the ductwork.
What These HVAC Systems Can Do
Being able to breathe clean air will benefit everyone under your roof. People who are sensitive to allergens or suffer from asthma will be grateful that you have taken steps to install HVAC air purifiers. Many types of bacteria and viruses can be trapped by these systems, which can in turn reduce the likelihood of COVID transmission. Pet dander and other similar allergens can also be dealt with, although this is a concern that is more problematic for homeowners than business owners. Dust, smoke, unpleasant odors, and volatile organic compounds can also be removed from your rooms and corridors through the strategic placement and activation of these system configurations.
When You Should Have One Installed
COVID mitigation almost certainly demands the installation of HVAC air purification systems. These purifiers are even more important in workplaces such as beauty salons, print shops, dry cleaners, and automobile repair shops. Even maintaining a clean and sterile environment cannot prevent allergies or other respiratory conditions and that is another reason why HVAC air purifiers are necessary, no matter what type of business you run.
Specific Examples of Advanced HVAC Technology
Once you have decided to upgrade your current HVAC systems and improve the purification and filtration system performance, you will still have multiple decisions to make. For example, which piece of technology should you select? For instance, consider High Energy Particulate Air Filters, also known as HEPA filters. HEPA filters are a tremendous asset, but your system might not be well-suited for one. Other examples include the following:
- Carbon Activated Filters: These filters are particularly effective at remediating the presence of VOC, smoke, and odors.
- Ultraviolet Light Air Purifiers: UV technology is most often used alongside HEPA filters. Rays of UV light are used to destroy microorganisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
- Electrostatic Air Purifiers: Electrostatic air purifiers rely on static electricity charges built up through airflow interacting with special fibers that can collect particulate matter until the filters themselves are cleaned at a later date.
- Ionizing Air Purifiers: Ionizing air purifiers are similar to their electrostatic counterparts, but mainly depend on charged particles to defeat germs, bacteria, and viruses.
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