How clean is the air in your home? If you have no idea, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Most people have no idea whether the air they’re breathing is filled with pollutants or not. Pollutants like:
- tobacco smoke
- animal dander
These pollutants can be harmful to you and your family, and if you can’t pinpoint the source of them, the next best thing you can do is eliminate them with an indoor air cleaner.
Types of air cleaners
Let’s start with some broad information before we dig into specifics. There are two general kinds of air cleaners.
HVAC. These air cleaners are placed into your existing ductwork and clean the whole house.
Portable. These air cleaners work in one room or one specific space in the house.
Certain types of air cleaners are better suited for all-house or single room applications, but once you’ve decided which way to go, here are some details on what air cleaners do and how they do it.
- Mechanical filters capture airborne particles on materials specifically designed to filter them.
- Electronic air cleaners send a charge into airborne particles and then gather them on a trap with an opposite charge.
- Gas-phase air filters are designed to absorb odors and gases with a sorbent, like carbon.
- UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) cleaners use ultraviolet light to eliminate pollutants like molds and allergens.
- PCO (photocatalytic oxidation) cleaners use ultraviolet light with a catalyst and change harmful airborne particles to non-harmful ones.
What you don’t know can hurt you
Right now, your home’s air could be filled with pollution and you’d never know it, but your health may well be suffering for it. If you’ve made the decision to take the plunge and get an indoor air cleaner but you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choices you have, why no reach out to the experts and Rebmann?
The pros at Rebmann have years of experience installing indoor air cleaners in Glen Cove and throughout the Long Island area, and they can help you decide which type is right for your needs. Give Rebmann a call today!