No one loves getting home to find that their house has an unpleasant smell. You would think that after you open the windows and let some fresh air in, things would clear up. But what if the problem is deeper than a funny smell? What if you live in an area with lots of pollution, like Southern California, or have poor indoor air quality?

Air scrubbers are here to help you out. These nifty devices work by filtering out harmful particles in the air, such as dust, pollen, and other pollutants. Not only do they help keep your air clean, but they also make it easier to breathe.

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

Air scrubbers are small, quiet devices that use a combination of mechanical and electrostatic processes to capture airborne particles like pollen, dust, and pet dander. A fan draws air into the device, passing through a series of filters that capture and remove particles from the air. Some air scrubbers also use ultraviolet light to neutralize viruses, bacteria, and other smog-forming compounds such as ozone or nitrogen dioxide.

Different types of air scrubbers on the market vary in size, efficiency, noise level, and cost. Understanding your specific needs and looking for an air scrubber that meets them is important.

How Do Air Scrubbers Work?

Air scrubbers work by filtering the air inside your home through a multi-stage filtration system, including a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, and HEPA filter. The pre-filter catches the large particles that make up air pollution, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. The activated carbon filter helps to absorb odors and chemicals. The HEPA filter captures 99.97% of the tiny particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. This ensures that your air is safe and clean for you and your family.

This multi-stage filtration system helps reduce dust, pollen, odors, pet dander, smoke particles, and more in your home’s air. Many air scrubbers also come with an ionizer that emits negatively charged ions that help to reduce allergens in the air. Studies have shown that using an air scrubber can help to reduce airborne pollutants in your home by up to 99%, making them an effective way of improving the air quality in your home.

Remove Airborne Contaminants

Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air, so it’s essential to remove contaminants like dust, pollen, and pet dander that can accumulate in your home. Air scrubbers are designed to do just that by trapping and removing airborne particles from the air. Air scrubbers have filters that capture particles down to 0.3 microns in size, so they can capture even the smallest particles that might go unnoticed.

To confirm that your air scrubber is working, look at the filter to see if it collects dust or allergens. A dirty filter means that the air scrubber is doing its job, and you can replace the filter as needed to keep your home’s air quality in check.

Reduce Allergens

Allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander are some of the most common indoor air pollutants. Air scrubbers can help reduce allergens in your home by trapping them in the filter. This means that you can breathe easier, literally. It also helps reduce triggers for asthma and allergies.

Since air scrubbers are designed to trap allergens, they help reduce the dust accumulating in your home. This means fewer sneezing fits and less time spent cleaning.

Prevent Mold

Mold is a common problem in many homes, and it can cause various health problems like allergies and asthma. Air scrubbers can help keep mold at bay by filtering out the spores from the air, helping you to breathe easier knowing your home is mold-free. Their powerful air filtration system can even trap mold particles before settling in your home, helping you keep your place clean and healthy.

After absorbing the moisture mold needs to thrive, air scrubbers release it into the environment as pure, clean air. This helps keep your home free of mold and other harmful pollutants.

Remove Odors

Homes generally have a particular smell to them, and that smell can change depending on the activities within it. These odors can be hard to eliminate without proper air filtration, from cooking odors to pet accidents. Air scrubbers are designed with powerful filtration systems that capture and remove odors, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean. Their filters trap odor molecules and remove them from the air, so you can enjoy a pleasant scent in your home.

Reduce VOCs

Among the four most common indoor air pollutants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are some of the most dangerous. VOCs are emitted from various products like paint, cleaning supplies, and furniture, and they can cause various health issues. Air scrubbers are designed to trap VOCs from the air, helping to reduce your family’s exposure and protect their health. Their filtration system is designed to capture even the smallest VOC particles, making your home healthier.

Protect HVAC Systems

When your HVAC system is running, it can pull in airborne particles that cause buildup over time. These particles can clog air filters, reduce airflow, and cause your system to work harder than necessary. Air scrubbers can help protect your HVAC system from these particles by filtering out dust, pollen, and other pollutants before they enter your system. This helps keep your air filters clean, improve air quality, and extend the life of your HVAC system.

Prevent the Spread of Disease

Airborne particles like viruses and bacteria are a significant concern during the cold and flu season. Air scrubbers can help reduce the spread of disease by trapping and removing these particles from the air. Their powerful filtration system ensures that these particles are captured before they have a chance to spread throughout your home, creating a healthier environment for everyone. This not only helps reduce the spread of disease, but it also helps your family stay healthy.

Eliminate Smoke

Second-hand smoke is a significant concern, and air scrubbers can help reduce the spread of smoke particles in your home. Their filters are designed to trap smoke particles, helping keep your home’s air clean and smoke-free. This not only helps protect those in your home from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke but also helps reduce smoke odors and keep your home smelling fresh.

Air scrubbers are an effective solution for improving your home’s air quality. Their powerful filtration systems can remove airborne contaminants, odors, allergens, and more, helping to keep your home clean and healthy. So if you’re looking for a way to improve the air quality in your home, reach out to a professional like We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air for help. We will assess your home and recommend the best air scrubber for your needs, so you can start living in clean, healthy air.

We can also help you with AC installation and repair, heater installation and maintenance, heat pump installation, air filtration, air duct cleaning, humidification, dehumidification, and humidity control in Temecula, Murieta, Orange, and all of Southern California. Contact We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air today to keep your home’s air clean and healthy.

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Author Bio: Rusty Cochran

Rusty Cochran - President of We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air ConditioningRusty Cochran is the President of We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We Care began humbly, operating in his family’s living room. Under Rusty’s strong leadership, We Care has grown from 2 employees to over 200 employees. We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air has gained recognition across the HVAC industry, receiving numerous awards and certifications, including being named the ACCA Contractor of the Year, The Map Presidential Award several times, Angie’s List Super Service Award, NATE certification, and multiple Dave Lennox Awards. LinkedIn Profile

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