A Guide to Whole-Home Air Purifiers in Ham Lake

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You know that there are pollutants in the air outside, but did you know the indoor air may be just as bad? Investing in an air purifying system for your house is the best way to prevent family members from developing health problems and keep from aggravating any existing allergies or respiratory problems. Today, you can purchase a variety of air purifiers in Ham Lake to ensure your family’s health and comfort at home.

Mechanical Air Purifiers

There are two different types of air purifiers that can filter out particles from the air, mechanical filters and electronic air cleaners. Mechanical air filters work with your HVAC system. As your air conditioning or heating system runs, the mechanical cleaner can filter out most of the particles that pass through. High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are the most successful of these, but are rarely used for residential purposes. Instead, you may choose a high efficiency filter with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of 14-16.

Electronic Air Purifiers

Electronic air cleaners are more effective than mechanical filters because they can catch smaller particles through the use of ions. There are two basic types of electronic air cleaner—an electrostatic precipitator and an ion generator. An electrostatic precipitator sucks in air and the particles in the air become charged and collect on plates that you should clean every few months. Ion generators, also known as ionizers, use ions to charge particles so that they collect on surfaces of your home, instead of blowing through the air.

UV Germicidal Lights

UV germicidal lights are best for those with allergies and asthma and are often used in conjunction with other air purifiers. UV germicidal lights sterilize and kill living microorganisms such as bacteria and other viruses that may be airborne, particularly if your home does not have adequate ventilation. A qualified technician can help you choose what type of system is best for your home and your family’s needs. For more information about installing air purifiers in Ham Lake, call the indoor air quality experts at Air Mechanical, Inc. today!

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