Indoor air quality is a major concern throughout the year, but especially during winter. The combination of poor air flow and low humidity can exacerbate the issue of microscopic airborne contaminants. Dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores can cause all kinds of health problems. The best way to deal with these issues is to install an air cleaner in your home. Have a look at a few of the more popular air cleaner types available.
A UV air purifier is essentially a large lightbulb that gives off ultraviolet light. Many different kinds of viruses, bacteria, and mold spores are highly phobic of UV light. Exposure to high enough levels of UV light will sterilize or kill these contaminants, decreasing the likelihood of you becoming infected.
An ionization purifier releases clouds of ions during operation. The ions bind to contaminants as they pass through the ducts. This makes the contaminants heavier and heavier until they eventually drop out of the air. The contaminants can then be removed from the ducts through professional cleaning.
An air filter is a simple-but-effective method for controlling airborne contaminant levels. The filter is a mesh stretched across a section of the ducts. As air flows through the filter, the contaminants it carries become snared in the fibers. The filter will need to be cleaned out every few months, since it doesn’t have a way to get rid of the contaminants it collects. However, it is still one of the most effective ways of removing many particulate contaminants common to homes.
Bell Plumbing and Heating offers air cleaners of all kinds throughout Denver, CO. If you need help improving your indoor air quality, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that your indoor air quality is high this winter.