Finding the Right Air Cleaners and Purifiers to Meet the Needs of Your Residence
If you’re bothered by allergies, coughing, respiratory tract irritation, or other effects of indoor airborne impurities, you may have long ago realized that home air cleaners and purifiers are your best bet for an improved quality of life. However, there are an incredible number of these systems on the market, and it may be difficult for you – someone with perhaps little or no knowledge of these kinds of products – to pinpoint the system that will work best for your needs.
First, it’s important to understand the general functions of air cleaners and purifiers and the mechanisms they use to accomplish their goals. HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter systems are capable of removing unwanted particles directly by trapping them with one or more filters to literally strain your home’s air of fine floating particulates. These systems are very effective at addressing particles like dust, dust mite debris, pet dander, and pollen, but may struggle with smaller microscopic impurities like mold and bacteria.
Charged media filters and electrostatic precipitators both use charged particles to cause airborne contaminants to stick to surfaces and precipitate out of the air, collecting them on metal plates or fiber filters. However, these systems require frequent maintenance, gradually lose their effectiveness over time as impurities accumulate on their collection plates, and may leak ozone back into your home, making them less than ideal for people with severe allergies or asthma.
Antibacterial or germicidal air cleaners and purifiers, which pass air under an ultraviolet light zone to safely and completely sterilize air, are used by hospitals, medical facilities, daycares, and sterile laboratories the world over. These air filters not only provide much of the same protection as HEPA filters, they also destroy microscopic organisms of infinitesimally small sizes, making them ideal for anyone who wants to boost their immune system and enjoy clean, healthy air throughout their whole house.
At RainSoft, our duct-mounted AirMaster Ultra air purification system uses Ultraviolet light technology to eliminate microscopic airborne impurities and an Ozone lamp to eliminate unwanted odors, providing absolutely clean and great smelling air to your entire home. To learn more about the air cleaners and purifiers we offer, simply contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer today.