Cold and flu season can be a tough time of year. You’ve got the urge to run and hide as soon as someone near you lets out a cough, but of course, this isn’t the practical way to avoid viruses.
We’ve got two different types of air purifiers to recommend to you to help you keep the common cold out of your home. Whole-house air purifiers like these are typically the best bet for better health and wellness—particularly since you spend about 90% of your time indoors!
A Whole-Home Electronic Air Purifier
We know you already have an air filter in your HVAC system. It’s the best way to prevent large particles from damaging your air conditioner and heater, and it’s important that you change it every month. But it’s not always effective at blocking tiny particles that make you sick.
Air filters have their limitations. And choosing a stronger filter may actually reduce airflow coming into your system, something that can cause a lot of damage. An electronic air purifier doesn’t have this kind of problem.
An ionization chamber charges particles as they pass through, getting sucked up with the air on its way to the heat exchanger. These particles then become attracted to a surface of the opposite charge, which may be a set of metal plates within the air purifier (that you’ll need to clean every few months). These air purifiers can be highly effective, and we often recommend them.
UV Air Purifiers
Ultraviolet air purifiers target a specific type of contaminant—the living kind. Microbiological contaminants like bacteria and viruses are the biggest problems during cold and flu season. And a UV air purifier can kill these off so that you don’t have to worry about them recirculating in the air. Ultraviolet light kills off these tiny contaminants and sterilizes them instantly as they pass through—but they don’t pose any threat to your family!
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. is your source for expert indoor air quality advice in Douglas, GA. Let us do quality work at a fair price!