The importance of indoor air quality is something more and more Americans understand. This is largely due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus put a spotlight on IAQ issues even as the airborne transmission of the virus is not yet fully understood. We do know that furnace ionizers and air purifiers remove viruses from the air as well as mold, bacteria, and allergens. This reduces the risk of illness. Above all, these devices create cleaner and safer indoor environments for homes as well as small businesses.
Indoor Air Matters
First, it’s important to understand how air purifiers and ionizers work.
What is an Air Purifier?
An air purifier is a device that removes contaminants from the air thus improving the quality of indoor air. This has benefits for everyone in the building whether that’s a home or small office or commercial business. In particular, it creates healthier air for people suffering from allergies or asthma. Air purifiers use carbon filtration to absorb volatile organic compounds or VOCs. They also use HEPA filtration to trap up to 99.97% of any remaining airborne pollutant and prevents them from circulating throughout the home.
What is a Furnace Ionizer Air Purifier
Bipolar ionizers remove harmful particles from the air. Furnace ionizers release millions of tiny positive and negative ions into the air. These tiny atoms travel through the HVAC duct system where they meet airborne particles. After contact, the charged ions cluster around particles such as viruses, bacteria, or mold spores. This triggers cell oxidation thus destroying the pathogen. This cluster is easy to catch in the filtration system. Installing bipolar HVAC and furnace ionizers eliminate harmful pathogens and odors too.
The Health Benefits of Furnace Ionizer Air Purifiers
Air purifiers also trap VOCs. As we mentioned, VOCs are volatile organic compounds. These tiny particles show up in perfumes and household cleaners, but they also occur naturally. Most are harmless, but some pose health risks. For example, VOCs irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. They may cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness. All of these symptoms are a possible sign of what is known as Sick Building Syndrome. Signs of SBS show in people while they are in an affected building. They disappear as soon as the person leaves. This happens in commercial buildings, classrooms, and offices. When workers suffer from SBS, their morale and productivity drop. They miss more days of work and business suffers as a result.
Common Indoor Pollutants
Common pollutants found in the home and commercial buildings include:
- Building materials
- Upholstery, carpeting, and drapes
- Paints and varnishes
- Cleaning products
- Fuel sources such as gas, kerosene, and wood
Pollutants also enter from outside the building. Car exhaust, mold, and radon enter through doors, windows, cracks in the structure, and ventilation systems. Sealing cracks and improving the ventilation system helps, but sealing off the building completely is not an option. Using furnace ionizer air purifiers add an extra line of defense against viruses, mold, and bacteria.
Common Indoor Allergens
Air purifiers and bipolar ionizer filtration trap the following particles:
- Dust mite feces
Air pollutants create a more serious risk to the health of young children and seniors. Allergy and asthma sufferers face risks of aggravating their condition as well. Using a furnace ionizer air purifier reduces these risks and create healthier indoor conditions for everyone.
Furnace Air Ionizer Air Purifier Products
Many products exist for cleaning the air inside the home. It’s important to get one that works. Different models clean larger areas of the home. Filters must also be changed on a regular basis. PURE-PLASMA ionizers fit onto existing HVAC ductwork. They come in different styles and do not use UV light and are ozone-safe. The Home Needlepoint Ionizer – PURE-Plasma Air 600, for example, is easy to install and cleans areas up to 2,400 square feet.
Options for home air purifiers include models that clean anywhere from 250 to over one thousand square feet. For example, the AeraMax Professional II cleans rooms from 150-250 square feet while the AeraMax Professional III model cleans the air in rooms as large as 500 square feet. For larger commercial buildings, the AeraMax Professional IV changes the air every 20 minutes and works up to 1,100 square feet.
Start Protecting Your Home and Business Today
Furnace Ionizers and air purifiers clean the air in homes and commercial businesses. If you are a homeowner or the owner of a small business and you believe poor indoor air quality affects the health of your family or staff, get in touch today. Call us at 727-572-4550.