Numerous studies have shown that indoor air quality could be more hazardous to the outdoor air quality. With the presence of dust particles, smoke particles, pollen, allergen, dust mite feces and other irritants in the home, it is expedient to consider the possibility of using an air purification system in your home. This reduces the risk of air related germs and hazards. Basically, an air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. Asides from being useful at home, air purifiers are very functional at medical, industrial and commercial outlets to remove impurities from the atmosphere. There are different types of air purification systems each performing a similar function of making the air available indoor safer for one’s health.
The Media Filters: the work of this purification device is to force air out of the system’s filter. Concurrently, the filter then traps particles from the home’s atmosphere through the method called size exclusion.
Electronic filters: This type of filter is sometimes called ionizer because it uses electrical surfaces to generate electrically charged ions. These ions when produced into the atmosphere thence attach themselves to particles which are then attracted to a charged collector plate. By so doing, the atmosphere is cleansed of impurities.
Humidification: In this case, a filter is combined with a humidifier such that not only is particles removed from the atmosphere, needed level of humidity is also ensured in the home atmosphere. One good advantage of humidification is that it makes the home environment less habitable for bacteria and viruses. This is because any of these pathogens thrive better in an environment with low humidity. By increasing the humidity level of the home, the purification system reduces the level of harmful illness-causing agents in your home. More so, increased humidity helps with other respiratory problems like asthma.
Ultraviolent Filtration: This air purification system is really efficient at neutralizing and destroying micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses in the atmosphere. It is also sometimes referred to as ultraviolent germicidal irradiation.
So what recommendations could one make in this respect?
- Adopt a purification system and maintain it well. Ensure that your HVAC system is checked by a professional at least twice in a year. This check will include the cleansing of the ducts to reduce the risk of airborne pathogens.
- Eliminate the chances of pathogens growing or thriving in your home environment. To achieve this, you may choose to combine more than one purification systems. This it to ensure that no pathogens are living in your homes rent free. This will also reduce the pressure of work on only one system if that is all you adopted.
- Ventilate your home. Do not get so used to air conditions that you forget that a little fresh air harms no one. On a cool day or when there is breeze, you may choose to open your windows and let in some fresh air. This relieves the home of pathogens and germs quicker.