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Choosing the Right Air Purifier for Your Home

For many homeowners, keeping their homes comfortable around here just means cooling it effectively in the summer and, when necessary, heating it reliably during our mild winters. This attitude overlooks another very important fact of one’s comfort: indoor air quality. Not only can subpar indoor air quality negatively affect your comfort, but your health as well.

In a lot of cases, basic air filtration is enough to maintain adequate indoor air quality. Certain situations require a more active resolution to the problem, though. That is when you may find yourself in need of an air purifier in Mesa, AZ. But which to choose?

There Is No One “Correct” Answer

If you’re looking for the “best” air purifier, you need to realize that there is no single air purifier that will solve everyone’s problems. There are systems that are “best” for your particular situation, though. Oftentimes, a multi-pronged approach to improving indoor air quality is the way to go. Basically, you are dealing with two different styles of air purification.

  • Pollutant removal. Air filters remove pollutants from the air as it passes through them. Air purifiers, like electrostatic precipitators, use different methods to remove pollutants. Usually, ionization is used in the process. Pollutants in the air are given an electrical charge in the ionization chamber. They are then drawn to oppositely charged collector plates, which can easily be removed and cleaned by the homeowner. Not all pollutants can simply be removed from the air, though, which brings us to our next type of system.
  • Pollutant destruction. Biological pollutants are those that are living microorganisms. These may include viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. These pollutants can reproduce, so it doesn’t help much to simply trap them. UV (ultraviolet) air purifiers can effectively destroy them and disrupt their DNA to prevent further reproduction, though.

To learn more about your air purification options, give North Wind Mechanical, LLC a call today.


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