Air Scrubber Installation in Naples, FL
If you are concerned about your indoor air quality and want to create a clean indoor environment, an air scrubber is a great solution. You may be surprised to learn that indoor air is usually more contaminated than outdoor air, which makes it important to be proactive about removing dust, mold, and other allergens. Whole house air scrubbers can be attached directly to your existing HVAC system and work to disinfect both the air and surfaces in your home. Learn more about these devices and how they can benefit your home and your family.
What is an Air Scrubber?
An air scrubber is a device that draws in air and sends it through several filters and a final UV light that actually kills microorganisms including bacteria, mold, and viruses. The first high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter removes larger particles, which constitute the vast majority of air pollution. This prevents the scrubber from becoming clogged and allows the air to flow more regularly. Keep in mind that these “large” particles are still small enough that they can’t be seen by the naked eye.
The second, or primary HEPA filter, is thicker and designed to remove increasingly smaller particles. Once the air has passed through this filter, essentially all particles will have been removed. Certain air scrubber models also include a carbon filter, which specializes in removing more toxic materials and chemicals. This may not be necessary in home applications, but it is an option.
What sets air scrubbers apart is that last barrier that the air has to pass through before being sent back into the home. An ultraviolet light (UV) is used to kill or neutralize pathogens including bacteria, mold, and viruses. This means that your indoor air has been completely “scrubbed” and you and your family can breathe easier and avoid various illnesses that can be caused by contaminated air.
What Makes the Air Scrubber by Aerus Special?
While there are many different air scrubber devices on the market, at Comfort Caddies, we recommend the Air Scrubber by Aerus. This model features the latest proprietary technology that has been tested and proven to remove 99.9% of contaminants both from the air and on surfaces.
The Aerus will periodically go to work any time the HVAC is running, so that you can enjoy 24/7 air purification. It can be installed directly to your existing ductwork and will provide your home with clean and healthy air while also preventing your ducts and HVAC system from experiencing buildup and becoming clogged.
While you might assume that such a high level of purification would require a massive piece of machinery, the Aerus is a compact box that weighs just 3 pounds. It also comes with a limited 5-year warranty so that your investment is protected.
The Differences Between an Air Scrubber Vs. an Air Purifier
An air purifier can also help you improve your indoor air quality, but it isn’t as thorough and effective as an air scrubber. A purifier also uses HEPA filters to remove pollutants, but they are only capable of removing airborne particles. A scrubber, on the other hand, actually removes particles from both the air and surfaces.
To be more specific, the air scrubber is constantly at work creating negative ions as air flows through your ductwork. The negative ions are then sent into the home where their charge works to attract various particles and pollutants that are positively charged. This is how a scrubber is able to actually pick up pathogens off surfaces. As the air continues to be cycled through the ducts, the HEPA filters and UV light go to work eliminating particles and killing other pathogens. It is a safe and effective system for cleaning your air.
When it comes to maintaining your air scrubber, most manufacturers recommend that you change filters every about every three months and replace the UV light once a year.
Whole-Home Air Scrubber and its Benefits
Air scrubbers are often used in commercial environments, but they are also great for home use. These devices are available at a variety of price points and installation can be completed the same day. While installation steps may vary based on the complexity of your ductwork, you won’t have to spend time and money on a major overhaul of your HVAC system to enjoy a pollutant-free home.
If you are ready to get started on your home air scrubber installation project, contact the experts at Comfort Caddies of Naples, Florida. We are proud to serve homeowners throughout the area and provide the absolute best in HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services.