Did you know that every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic airborne contaminants? If you didn’t, don’t panic! Most of these contaminants are dispersed widely enough that your body can easily fight them off. Over a long enough period of time, though, there is a very real possibility that you will start to suffer some negative effects. Increased flu and cold virus infections, allergy attacks, asthma, and a host of other problems can arise from prolonged exposure to airborne contaminants. If you want to protect yourself against these issues, the best thing to do is to install an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air purifier types that can help you this winter.
Air filters are pretty simple in terms of construction. They’re just a fiber mesh that is stretched across a frame and inserted into the ducts of the home. However, they also happen to be among the most popular air purifier types. As air flows through the filter, any contaminants it carries become snared in the mesh. As long as the filter is cleaned every few months, it does an excellent job of removing airborne contaminants from your home.
Ionization filters generate clouds of magnetically charged particles during operation. As airborne contaminants come into contact with these particles, they gain their own magnetic charge. These charged contaminants are then attracted to metal plates in the purifier with the opposite charge, which are then removed and cleaned. Ionization purifiers are also quite popular, due to the wide range of airborne contaminants that they can capture.
If you need to have an air purifier installed in your home, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of air purifier services throughout Westport, CT.