How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
Amid the current outbreak and stay-home rules, people continue to look for preventive measures for contracting this dangerous virus. One simple solution to prevent spreading (or contain) the virus at home is by using air purifiers.
People who have contracted it can pass it onto others by coughing or sneezing (which expels tiny droplets into the air). Since coughing is one of the primary symptoms, it’s important to prevent these droplets from reaching others. Air purifiers can potentially help minimize the spread of airborne transmission diseases.
Although air purifiers and air filtration can help maintain a safer home environment, air purifiers are not guaranteed to eliminate the novel virus from the air. However, they do offer plenty of other benefits!
What Are Air Purifiers and How Do They Work?
In general, air purifiers simply work by receiving airflow from the room and trapping pollutant particles from the air that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Air purifiers remove air pollutants by using standards air filters (HEPA), electrical attraction, or ozone air cleaners.
Air purifiers with HEPA filters can trap up to 99.97% of airborne particles and pollutants larger than 0.3 microns in size. These pollutants include bacteria or viruses as well as dust, smoke, chemicals, and pollen.
Typically, air conditioning filters can merely remove particles larger than 10 microns in size discarding the smaller ones floating in the air. Electric air purifiers utilize synthetic fibers to produce static charges and trap pollutants in the filter. Ionic air purifiers use charged wires to generate gas molecules that trap the airborne particles in the filter.
However, beware of ionic air purifiers as they only dispose of certain types of particles and do not work effectively with gases, odors and other chemicals. In this case, a HEPA filter is preferred. Air purifiers are proven to improve air quality and reduce allergy and other airborne pollutants in commercial and residential spaces. However, choosing environmentally friendly air purifiers is the best option to improve air quality and prevent viruses from circulating in the air.
Begin enjoying clear air with a new air filtration installation by your Berkeley air filtration specialists, Albert Nahman. Call us now at 510-343-6320 to improve you and your family’s quality of life and health today!