Indoor air quality is a critical aspect of maintaining a healthy home environment. Poor air quality can lead to health problems and exacerbate existing respiratory issues. One solution to improving indoor air quality is by installing a whole-house air scrubber.
The process with a whole-house air scrubber begins when air is drawn through the HVAC system. In the interior of the air scrubber, titanium oxide-coated rods are arranged in a mosaic. A germicidal UV light is positioned in the middle of those rods. Titanium rods and UV light in the air scrubber change the DNA of the air and eliminate the pollutants.
Clean air is then circulated back through your home through the HVAC ducting. Some whole-house air scrubbers produce negatively charged ions that draw positively charged pollutants away from surfaces. Simply said, the air scrubber produces healthy particles that are released into your home where they are attracted to unhealthy or hazardous particles and pulled back into the filtering process.
A portable air scrubber works in a similar way but has its limitations. Portable units can be louder, 60dB compared to 20dB for a built-in home unit. They also utilize filters that need to be changed. The UV light that functions as a filter in a home unit will need to be replaced yearly but at a cost of $10-$15. But most importantly, portable models only cover 500-900 sq. ft, disinfecting the air but not surfaces.
If you are concerned with the quality of the air in your home, call the experts at Quigley and ask about our whole-home air purification systems, including air scrubbers. Be sure to ask about our 20% discount on select air purification systems for your home during the month of March!