Different filters and filtration systems employ different types of technology, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and use
benefits. We’re here to help you figure out
A good place to start is with your typical air purifier. The typical high quality air filter will remove particles that contaminate your homes air as small as 0.3 microns. The great thing is that these high quality filters and purifiers will remove bacteria, most mold spores and other allergens, and even capture most solid particles. However, they have no effect on gases, chemical fumes, or smoke. They also can’t capture germs, viruses or other super small contaminants. They also have a limited range of effectiveness and may even enable breeding of microorganisms. Isn’t that what we’re trying to avoid in getting these?what air filter or combination of products fits your needs best. We want you to be able to get the best advantages with the least disadvantages.
Here are a few tips for strengthening a basic filtration system. When you’re trying to choose an air purifier, think about the technology that works with or enhances and compliments the basic filtration methods. Air ionizer systems are designed to switch the polarity of those particles floating around in your air. They create negative ions to magnetically bond to those nasty little air floaters. This means even the ultra fine particles get too heavy to stay in the air so they get trapped in the filters or fall to the floor to be swept or vacuumed.
Some strengths of these ionic purifiers are that they can remove particles in the air as small as .01 microns. They also neutralize bacteria, chemical fumes, viruses, even cigarette smoke. In addition to everything they remove from your home’s air, is that they extend they range of effectiveness. The downfalls for these systems are that there is no collection method and they don’t remove odors. They will capture, but not kill the germs, viruses and fungi from your air. The effect on airborne chemical particles is limited as well.
Another choice would be activated carbon filters. These products use highly absorbent, microscopic pores to make chemical bonds that trap gases, liquid contaminants and other odor particles. The upside of this choice is that the technologically advanced filter captures odors and retains contaminates it captures as well. Downside; it performs poorly when it comes to dust and other common allergens and has a limited effective range.
My personal favorite is the Germicidal UV lamps. These cool little gadgets can easily be mounted right inside your air vents. They are designed to destroy bacteria, germs, fungi, and viruses before they can even get into your home. They are also highly reactive oxidant ozone generators that are designed to destroy bacteria and chemical related odors.
So with all of this information at your fingertips, you should be confident in fitting your home with exactly what you and your family needs to breathe easy.