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Air Purifiers: What’s the Big Deal?

You may have heard mention of air purifiers, filters, or indoor air quality in general. Though there is a lot of information out there on the importance of indoor air quality, all too many homeowners are unaware of the impact that it can have on their health. If you don’t take proper care of your indoor air quality, you can run into some serious issues down the road. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that can negatively affect your indoor air quality, and how to fix them.

Airborne Contaminants

Airborne contaminants is a catch-all term for all the microscopic particles that are constantly floating around in your air supply. Some of these are harmless, but some are not. Dust, dirt, pollen, germs, mold spores, and dander can all have nasty effects on your health. You can have frequent allergy attacks, and get sick more often, when you inhale large doses of these contaminants. Some of them, like mold spores, can present even more serious health risks if inhaled. This is why it is recommended that you install an air purifier in your home.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are devices that are designed to remove airborne contaminants from your air. They do this in different ways, depending on the kind of system. Ionization purifiers generate electric fields, which magnetize and attract contaminants to collector plates for removal. UV germicidal lights kill biological infectious agents by exposing them to ultraviolet light. Air filters passively strain out contaminants by snaring them in fiber meshes. Regardless of the methods used, however, all air purifiers serve the same purpose: improve your indoor air quality.

If you haven’t taken steps to improve your indoor air quality yet, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. Our professional technicians serve the entire Salt Lake City, UT area.

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