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Healthy Air With an Air Cleaner or Air Purifier

Solve IAQ Issues With an Air Cleaner or Air PurifierA healthy home is a happy home. However, a healthy home must also include the quality of the air you breathe. If your home is on par with most, you have at least one major indoor-air quality (IAQ) issue, if not several. Use this handy guide to help you choose an air cleaner or air purifier to alleviate your IAQ issues, and breathe happier and healthier!

Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers

If you’ve been researching or shopping for air cleaners and air purifiers, you may have noticed that their features are practically identical. This is because the two names refer to exactly the same type of device. Whether you want to call it an air cleaner or air purifier, both utilize media filters and various contaminant-capturing technologies to clean indoor air.

Consider the following media, technologies, and methods that can bring your home’s air back to good health:

  • Carbon-activated pre-filters: Carbon-activated pre-filters protect the more sophisticated and efficient internal systems by catching larger particles. These filters also remove various odors from indoor air. Pre-filters may also be infused with antibacterial materials to kill viruses, bacteria, germs, and more.
  • HEPA: HEPA filters are thicker and denser media filters that remove tiny particulates and micro-organisms from your home’s air. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or other respiratory maladies, a HEPA filter can really help reduce systems and attacks.
  • Electronic: Electronic air cleaners use electrically-charged metal plates to capture particles streaming through the system. The plates should be washed every few months to remove the collected contaminants. The plates may be re-used for several years, which means you don’t have to buy filters for this device.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light: UV light systems destroy the ability of micro-organisms to reproduce by emitting powerful short-wavelength UV light. Like electronic air cleaners, UV lights operate silently tucked away in your portable air cleaner or as part of your whole-home air cleaning system.

Bring your Yuma home’s IAQ to a healthy state and breathe easier day and night with the right air cleaner. Please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company for more information and assistance.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 928-723-3183.

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