It is no secret that our homes and businesses can recirculate dirty air that is tainted with smoke, pet dander, dust, and mold. But did you know that the EPA considers indoor air pollution to be one of the top 5 environmental threats to public health? Now, consider how many hours a day that you typically spend inside, and you can imagine how important it is to be breathing clean, safe air. To help you breathe easier, we briefly walk through the basics of several types of air cleaning systems.
The type of air system that your home or business is equipped with will contribute to what type of air cleaner your system has. Traditional heating and cooling systems usually clean their air with filtersthat are manually changed and serviced. However, these filters simply trap dust and fibers without purifying the air, so it is important to regularly change the filter to prevent it from clogging and recirculating dirty air.
More current systems are outfitted with filters as well as purification systems, such as supplemental air purifiers or UV germicidal lamps. Many of these modern air cleaning technologies are available for installation regardless of the type of system in a home or a business.