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Air Purifiers Eliminate Foul Odors

We use the word “system” on this blog a lot, and in this situation, it can’t be more applicable. Your home functions as a system. What we mean by this, is that all of the components of your HVAC technology and the air in your home interact in multiple different ways. Your home’s comfort isn’t just a binary of hot or cold, clean or dirty, everything mixes together in a complex system that requires high-tech solutions and professional attention.

Air purifiers in Alexandria, VA can do more than just clean your air of biological contaminants that wish to do you harm. They also make the air more breathable, less stuffy, and provide you with odor elimination that other HVAC devices can’t do.

An air purifier is a perfect addition to this complex system of indoor air, and today we’d like to talk about one other thing an air purifier can do.

How UV Air Purifiers Work

When the air gets cycled through your home’s ventilation system, you can start to notice a trend. The contaminants that you were suffering from before get pulled into the air vents and recycled back into your home over and over again. This is where we get the term “stuffy” from, since it feels like your home is stuffed tight with old, stale air that isn’t fresh like the air outdoors. Air purifiers can help mitigate this problem with one powerful solution.

UV air purifiers use ultraviolet light to irradiate microorganisms that are floating through the air. Contaminants like the common cold or the flu harm your body by infecting you and reproducing, causing more of them to do damage and infect others. The ultraviolet light of an air purifier can inhibit the cell’s ability to reproduce, essentially rendering it harmless and floating around your air to be cleaned up eventually by standard wipes or a vacuum cleaner.

How Do Air Purifiers Eliminate Odors?

Now we get to the good stuff. How the heck does an air purifier eliminate odors when we just described a pretty specific process of how it eliminates contaminants? Well, all we need to do is think about the science of our nose and how odors work!

When you detect a foul odor in your home, your nose is actually picking up small traces of that contaminant in the air. Mold and mildew, for example, have specific scents that are uncomfortable to smell. When our noses detect mold or mildew particles, our brain translates that as a bad smell and it can help us locate the source or move away from it for safety.

Air purifiers eliminate the contaminants in the air like mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses, essentially causing your nose to pick up fewer of them. This means that by default, the scent of your home will actually improve since there are fewer biological contaminants to produce foul odors in the first place! Don’t let anyone tell you that these kinds of systems don’t help your home in more ways than one.

For UV air purifier installation, call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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