The Top Five Ways You Can Reduce the Presence of Viruses with Air Purification
The Importance of Installing an Air Purifier or Filter in Your Property
How often do you think about the air quality in your home or business? Chances are you clean your floors or wash your sheets far more often than you worry about cleaning the air you breathe. Cleaning is simply easier to accomplish when you can see the results of your work.
However, air filtration and purification are just as important when it comes to eliminating unpleasant particles from your work or living space. If you are concerned with the quality of the air in your home or business, you should consider investing in a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) purifier.
HEPA purifiers are machines designed to trap harmful particles and stop them from circulating. Fundamentally, a purifier consists of a fan to move the air and a dense filter to trap potentially harmful particles.
However, not all purifiers offer the same levels of purification. The most common purifiers trap pollen, dust, and mold spores since those molecules are relatively large and easily filtered out. Smaller molecules, however, are not as easily dealt with.
With the spread of COVID-19 massively impacting everyday life, many people are looking to air purifiers to guarantee a virus-free space. Since many viruses and bacteria are airborne, they can spread at a rapid pace when air circulation is poor, unfiltered, or unpurified. However, the molecules that spread viruses and bacteria are too small to be filtered out by normal purifiers.
Therefore, if you are interested in an air purifier as a means to reduce the presence of viruses and bacteria, you’ll have to make sure that purifier contains one of two features: a thermal core to superheat the particles and kill them or an ultraviolet light to render them neutral.
To help, we put together a list of our top five ways you can reduce the presence of viruses using air filtration:
The REME HALO® purifier is perfect for businesses and larger spaces because it integrates with your existing HVAC system. It is capable of eliminating gases as well as microbials and particulates without the need for a standalone unit. This unit is great because it also is capable of eliminating odors, ensuring your air feels as clean as possible. Because it is an in-duct unit, it will require a professional contractor to install.
This budget-friendly purifier is designed for smaller rooms. It consumes less energy and is practically silent while filtering out odors, gas, and more than 99% of all pollen, dust, and viruses. While not an industrial solution by far, it is perfect for small bedrooms and offices.
Although more expensive than the Blue Pure 411, the Coway Airmega AP-1512HH is packed with more features and is capable of purifying a much larger space. It goes through four stages of filtration: pre-filter, an odorization filter, a true HEPA filter, and a bipolar device to reduce contaminants. Also featuring a filter change indicator, an energy saving mode, and various fan speeds, this is a great all-around filter for a variety of spaces.
The Filtrete Smart Air Filter is an improvement from the standard air filters used in most central heating and air systems. It is designed to attract and eliminate mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. It is also capable of using Bluetooth technology to communicate its status. It can let you know when it needs to be replaced based on usage and not just time. Furthermore, it can provide info on where to actually purchase a replacement.
This HEPA purifier is perfect for those who want to customize their filtration. It features an extra custom filter on top of four other stages of filtration. This extra layer can be set to eliminate allergens, odors, toxins, or viruses and bacteria. It also is packed with smart features that allow you to monitor your air quality and control purification. With state-of-the-art quiet motors and long-lasting filters, this HEPA filter is a great option for those who want to make purification their top priority.
Filters and air purifiers, like most other fixtures and appliances, will require maintenance and replacement from time to time.
To learn more about our services for air filters and purifiers in Mandeville, call NU-Air Heating & Cooling, LLC at (985) 288-2445 or contact us online.