A whole-house air purifier or a whole-house air scrubber will eliminate the micro-fine particulates that aren’t captured and retained by your HVAC air filter, including the following:
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Smoke and smoke odors
Many advanced options in IAQ equipment can capture the germs in the aerosols of a sneeze. As such, they’re even effective for illness prevention.
While your HVAC air filter acts as a simple sieve for airborne particulates, an air scrubber will actually clean your indoor air. In addition to capturing and retaining dust, pollen, and other allergens in their many layers of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, air scrubbers also release ionizing oxidizers that kill germs on contact and render chemical contaminants harmless.
Scheduling indoor air quality services is a great way to improve your IAQ before welcoming a new baby into the family or moving an age-in-place relative in. Installing an air scrubber or air purifier can also be incredibly helpful for anyone suffering from asthma, allergies, or any other chronic respiratory condition and those with compromised immunity.