What Are Air Scrubbers?

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These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Oregon home healthy and safe.

At Petra Heating & Air Conditioning, we strive to provide you with the right information to get the most value from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We believe a comfortable home is a happy home.

Air Scrubber Benefits

While most air quality systems typically target specific contaminants, air scrubbers can help remove a variety of particles, gases, odors, and contaminants from your Oregon City home’s indoor air. These devices treat air en route to your HVAC system using the latest technologies. The result is fresh air.

Did you know the US Environmental Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution as a major public health concern in this country? The initial purpose of an air scrubber was to remove carbon dioxide from the air, and this type of filtration system is still used today in submarines.

Air Scrubbers also help reduce environmental allergens from the air in your home. If anyone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies or asthma, this is a product they can really benefit from and one of the main reason Petra Heating & Air Conditioning highly recommends these types of products.

You will enjoy less wear and tear on your HVAC system with this type of indoor air quality accessory. Particulates of all types in the air are oxidized and joined together until they become too large to float in the air. After going through the air scrubber, they are then caught during the standard air filtration process. This helps to make your Oregon City home’s air much cleaner.

Air Scrubber Versus Air Purifier 

What’s the difference between an air scrubber and an air purifier? It is like comparing an apple to an orange.

An air scrubber uses an oxidization honeycomb, often combined with ionization, to capture and destroy odors, contaminants, bacteria, and viruses. An air purifier simply filters the air, only catching particulates already large enough for a filter or electronic air cleaner to capture them.

The strength of an air scrubber’s process is this: it addresses even the smallest of particulates throughout the home. This is of prime importance for anyone who, for health reasons, depends on the highest indoor air quality.

Call Your Air Quality Experts Today!

Properly maintaining the HVAC system in your Oregon City, Oregon home helps it run effectively, which translates to reduced costs in both repairs and utility bills. Call 503-253-3263 or request service online today, and talk to one of our knowledgeable technicians at Petra Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss how an air scrubber can work with your current HVAC system to improve your home’s indoor air quality and save you money in the long run.

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