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How Does an Air Purifier Work?

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Posted December 7, 2021
How an air purifier works

What are you breathing inside your Houston home? Sadly, your indoor air might not be as straightforward as it looks. Common pollutants, like mold, pollen, carbon monoxide, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can fill your home, leading to breathing issues, illness, or chronic respiratory problems. Fortunately, Air Specialist has air-cleaner and purifying products to improve the air your family breathes.

Have you ever wondered how an air purifier works? Let’s look at this helpful device and see how it removes the hidden hazards in your home.

Air purifiers remove particles from the air

An air purifier usually consists of multiple filters and a fan to pull your home’s air through them and circulate it back throughout the house. These filters are made of paper, fiberglass, or mesh. As the cleaner pulls air through the filters, it traps any allergens, mold spores, pet dander, and other pollutants that can irritate your lungs and immune system. Many air purifiers provide several air exchanges per hour, ensuring continuous filtering and cleaning.

They rely on HEPA filters

High-efficiency particulate air filters are the gold standard for air purifiers, trapping almost all particles larger than 0.3 microns. Consider that each micron is about 1/25,400 of an inch. While you can’t see something that tiny floating around your home, an air purifier is equipped to catch it and stop it from circulating. HEPA filters will typically remove allergens like dust, smoke, asbestos, pet dander, and pollen. For comparison, your home’s air conditioner filter only captures particles 10.0 microns or larger.

They’re more than just filters, though

Filters are suitable for removing particles from the air, but many air purifiers also sanitize the air. Air purifiers like the Reme Halo® in-duct purifier replicate the earth’s natural air-cleaning technique. Think about what happens when a strong storm blows through; the air often smells cleaner afterward, right? The REME Halo® uses ultraviolet light to eliminate common allergens such as pollen, mold, dander, and dust. It also removes odors and some bacteria and viruses.

You and your family spend most of your time indoors. Why not ensure that you’re breathing clean air? Call Air Specialist today at [csad_phone] or schedule an appointment online at your convenience to find out more about what an air purifier can do for you.


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