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Which Air Purifier is Right for You?

Indoor air quality has quite a substantial effect on your quality of life. Millions of microscopic airborne particles can be found floating around in the average home’s indoor air. These can range from simple lung irritants, to allergens, to infectious agents like viruses and bacteria. The best way to improve your air quality is to remove these contaminants, and the best way to do that is with an air purifier. Which air purifier is best for you, though? That will depend on your situation, but there are a few different criteria that you can use to narrow the field a bit. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of some of the more common air purifiers.

Air Filters

Air filters are composed of fiber mesh, which passively strains airborne contaminants from the air. These are the simplest and most popular kind of air purifiers on the market. While they are good at their jobs, some air filters are too tightly woven for residential forced air systems to push air through them. In order to avoid an air filter that is too tightly woven for your system, it’s best to have your home evaluated by a professional before installation.

UV Germicidal Lights

UV lights don’t physically remove contaminants from your air. Instead, they bathe the air moving through your duct in ultraviolet light. This sterilizes or kills most of the biological contaminants moving through your air, lessening your chances of getting sick. While this is excellent for removing germs from your air, it doesn’t address any other kind of airborne contaminants. So, this is often most effective when paired with other air purifiers.

If you aren’t sure what kind of air purifier is right for your situation, call Sound Heating. We install air purifiers throughout Tacoma, WA.

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