Air purifiers are designed to work by removing pollutants in the air, such as dust, pollen, smoke and pet dander. If you live near roadways with heavy traffic, some purifiers include carbon filters to help capture gases. Indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home or business can be improved with an air purification system.
Air purifiers contain a filter or sometimes multiple filters as well as a fan that pulls air in, pushing it through the filter to capture the particles before pushing the air back into the home. Filters may be made of paper, mesh or fiber; some mesh or fiber filters may be washable and reusable. To maintain efficiency of the air purification system, you do need to replace or clean the filter according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
If pet dander is an issue, causing allergies or asthma in your family, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can help. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that HEPA filters can remove as much as 99.97% of dust, pollen and airborne particulate including pet dander, down to .3 microns.
Air purification systems can also use ultraviolet or UV light to help kill bacteria. At Affordable Service, we install Air Knight purification systems which use positive and negative ion technology to remove virus particles, bacteria, dust, dander, pollen and molds. IAQ products like the Air Knight system have been shown to reduce or remove:
- Up to 80% of airborne viruses
- 99% of airborne molds, pollens and similarly-sized particles
- 94% of respiratory dust that induces asthma
- 98% of airborne bacteria and other similarly-sized particles
- 80% of airborne smoke particles
Some systems use only negative ion technology. The addition of positive ions in an Air Knight system, binds the allergens and pollutants that are missed with the negative charge only.
With New Mexico’s windy, dusty climate and allergens like chamisa, juniper, ragweed and others, an Air Knight purification system is an easy addition to improve your home’s indoor air quality, potentially also reducing the colds, viruses and respiratory issues that impact your family. Give us a call to have an Affordable Service technician visit your home to see which system is right for you and provide a free quote.