Spending time inside your home means you are subject to dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mite feces that circulate in the air. Air purification is the process of removing contaminants from the air as these contaminants can cause and alleviate allergies and asthma. Air purifiers have become increasingly capable of capturing a greater number of bacterial, virus, and DNA damaging particulates. Using air purifiers will reduce the concentration of these airborne contaminants and can be useful for people who suffer from allergies and asthma.
A common misconception is that filters are not air purifiers. Even if you’re using a filter in your home’s ventilation system biological and chemical contaminants such as mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens, cooking and pet odours cigarette smoke and a host of other airborne pollutants are so small that they will pass through even the highest efficiency filters like sand through a tennis racket.
Whether we are inside or outside, all of us are subject to pollutants in the air on a daily basis. As our houses get tighter and more efficient, stepping outside for a fresh breath of air makes a noticeable difference. Why is that? It’s because of the sun! The sun delivers specific UV wavelengths that destroy and deactivate biological and chemical contaminants in the air. This same natural process is now brought into homes and building as an easy to install add-on to your ventilation system.