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Air Purifier Services in Birmingham, AL
If you are looking for an air cleaner that can tackle biological contaminants as well as allergens, you may want to consider the installation of an air purifier system. Air filtration systems can capture some biological contaminants, but not all. This is because biological contaminants like bacteria and viruses are very small organisms; so small that a number of them can pass through the weave of the air filter media. But with electronic air purifiers, these types of contaminants can be more easily captured and removed from your home. Our indoor air quality experts can recommend an air purifier that will best fit your needs, and then expertly install it for years of use. Do you already have an air purifier? Then you know how important it is to have reliable help for repair and maintenance. Let our experts help you keep your air clean with our comprehensive air purifier services!
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What Is the Difference Between Air Filters and Air Purifiers?
Air filters and air purifiers can both clean your air effectively, but they work in very different ways. The main difference between an air filter and an air purifier is that air purifiers use electricity to clean your air instead of using material as an air filter does. Additionally, depending on the type of air purifier you choose, an air purifier may capture and remove some other types of contaminants that air filters cannot. As with an air filtration system, an air purifier integrates completely with your existing HVAC system. This means you won’t have to worry about managing individual room air cleaners, and you can even set your preferences for your air purifier right on your upgraded thermostat.
The 3 Types of Air Purifiers
There are three main types of air purifiers from which to choose:
- Ion generator – this type of electronic air purifier disperses negative ions into your home’s air. Particles and contaminants, including allergens (but usually not biological contaminants) are attracted to the negative ions and join the ion to make a single particle. This newly–formed particle is attracted to the surfaces in your home, and they are removed when the surfaces are cleaned.
- Electrostatic precipitator – an electrostatic precipitator houses all its components in a small cabinet. A fan draws air into a chamber in the cabinet known as the ionization chamber. In this chamber, all particles are negatively charged. These newly–charged particles are then collected on oppositely–charged metal plates. The plates need to be cleaned every three months to remain effective.
- UV germicidal lighting – UV lights are slim, narrow light bulbs that emit UV–C rays. The lights are safe for humans but not for biological contaminants. UV lights destroy biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria and mold completely, but they do not help with the removal of allergens. As such, it’s recommended that UV light are paired with a secondary type of indoor air quality product.