How Air Scrubbers Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Havertown, PA
Air Scrubbers improve your indoor air quality by passively and actively eliminating the tiny particles that trigger allergies and asthma, and make you feel sick. They also get rid of bad odors, VOCs, and other unhealthy contaminants.
Think of these as a more powerful air filter and air purifier all rolled into one.
We’ve been installing these in homes all over in Havertown, Bryn Mawr, the Main Line, and other towns in Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
They’re becoming more popular as people pay more attention to indoor air quality. And, they’re right to do so.
According to the CDC, Americans today spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. Meanwhile, the air in our homes is usually dirtier than the air outside. And, the Delaware Valley, in particular, is notoriously bad when it comes to air pollution.
We’ve discussed why this happens here and here.
Today, we’re looking at one of the best ways to solve the problem: the Air Scrubber.
This product connects to your HVAC system to treat your entire house. You don’t need to buy multiple units for different rooms. You also don’t need to worry about turning it on or off.
Let’s look at how these work. And, if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Cipollone. We’re happy to help you decide if your home needs one.
How Does an Air Scrubber Work?
An Air Scrubber actively eliminates pollutants by transforming oxygen and water molecules into oxidizers. That means they can disable small particles at a molecular level. In particular, that means neutralizing airborne irritants.
As water and oxygen pass through the unit, they get charged and then circulated through the air. From there, those particles neutralize other molecules they encounter.
That’s anything from bacteria and mold spores to smoke, volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, and even viruses.
It works so well because those charged-up molecules circulate through the entire house. They get into every nook and cranny. And the system works 24/7.
It’s a vast difference from waiting for just some of those tiny particles to get trapped by an air filter. However, any particles that do make it into the system get neutralized there as well.
In that sense, the unit also works like a pumped-up filter.
The Air Scrubber Difference
Air Scrubbers make such a significant difference in your indoor air quality because they don’t just treat the symptoms of these irritants. That’s what you’re doing when you use air fresheners or allergy medicine.
Instead, they eliminate the problems at the source.
The result? Pretty much the cleanest air you’ve ever breathed in your house.
People with asthma, COPD, or seasonal allergies usually notice the biggest difference: Virtually everything that triggers their symptoms are eliminated.
But, even if you don’t suffer from any respiratory problems, you’ll notice a considerable change.
Smells from litter boxes, cooking, smoke, and other odors are gone. And, people tell us they get a better night’s sleep and generally feel healthier all day when they’re at home.
Installing a Whole-Home Air Purifier
Unlike the usual air purifiers you buy in a store, you can’t just pick up one of these units off the shelf and plug it in. While those models are certainly easier to get up and running, they don’t cover nearly as much ground — or work anywhere near as well.
Instead, you’ll need an HVAC tech to install it.
The unit attaches the furnace plenum. That’s the large chamber that the blower fills with air as it passes to the ductwork.
From that vantage point, the purifier can oxidize water and oxygen while neutralizing other particles as they pass through.
And, those oxidized particles can easily circulate through the ductwork from there.
Once it’s installed, you never have to worry about it again. The system works continuously and requires almost no maintenance.
If you want to know how an Air Scrubber would work in your house, give us a call or email here at Cipollone. Starting with a home assessment, we’ll identify the biggest threats to your indoor air quality. Then, we’ll help you choose the purifier that’s best for your house.