All About Air Scrubbers

If you have a mind to pay attention while you’re visiting Aunt Minnie in the hospital or your friend Tom at his workplace, you’ll most likely find a hard-at-work air scrubber. They do an amazing job improving indoor air quality (IAQ). However, these air-filtration systems are not just for the workplace and can be found in many homes nowadays, sanitizing the air. They’re perfect for Bellingham Washington inhabitants where IAQ is of prime importance––those suffering from asthma or allergies, those who can’t afford to get sick, or those who highly value cleaned air.

Air Scrubber Benefits

Air scrubbers help remove particles, gasses, odors, and contaminants from a home’s air. These devices take in air en route to your HVAC system from their surroundings and pass it through filters, removing any contaminants. The result is fresh air free of these odors, chemicals, and other particles. Most air-filtration systems can only handle one of these types of contaminants, making the air scrubber more versatile, since indoor air pollution is ranked one of the top five health risks by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The initial purpose of an air scrubber was to remove carbon dioxide from the air, and this type of filtration system is used today in submarines.

In addition to the health benefits, there are HVAC-system benefits to be reaped. The wear and tear on your HVAC system is lessened with this type of filtration system. The particles edited from the air become too large to escape from your HVAC system’s filter, preventing them from continuing through the system and damaging parts, such as blowers and coils. Keeping the HVAC system in good order helps it run effectively, which all translates to reduced costs in both repairs and utility bills. Call one of our knowledged technicians at West Mechanical to discuss how an air scrubber can work with your current HVAC system to save you money in the long run.

Air Scrubber Vs. Air Purifier

What’s the difference between an air scrubber and an air purifier? In the most simple terms, an air scrubber actually filters the air while an air purifier sanitizes the air. The strength of an air scrubber’s filtering is it addresses the dust of a home, especially the larger dust (typically pet dander and dead skin), preventing you from breathing it. This is of prime importance for anyone who depends on the highest IAQ for health reasons.

Call West Mechanical and our experts would be happy to talk with you about how an air scrubber can change your life by improving your home’s IAQ.

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