Airborne particulates enter your home every time you open a door to the outside world. Efforts to completely keep them out are generally not cost-effective. Once inside a well-sealed, energy-efficient home of today, trapped pollutants continually recirculate in your environment, gradually accumulating to levels sufficient to cause physical reactions such as allergies, asthma and other negative symptoms. Whole-house air purification technology is the only way to safeguard healthy indoor air quality by controlling the level of contaminants inside your home on a continual 24/7 basis. The unit installs directly in the air path inside your heating and cooling ducts. Mold spores, pollen, viruses and dust mites are buoyant and travel throughout your entire home on air currents. Therefore, individual room air cleaners have little effect. Only whole-house air purification addresses the whole problem of indoor air pollution.
Air purification entails more than just simple filtration. Here’s how a typical system works:
- A high-efficiency filter with a MERV 16 rating cleanses the air moving through the ducts. This filter is rated to remove airborne particulates down to 0.01 microns, including dust and most allergens.
- Many living contaminants such as mold spores, bacteria and viruses are not killed simply by filtration. In fact, they may even use the filter media as a breeding ground. However, these microorganisms are susceptible to certain wavelengths of germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light. A whole-house purification system includes a UV light array to sterilize air as it flows through the filter.
- Fumes like volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde from building materials as well as solvents, paint fumes and common odors can accumulate in airtight, energy-efficient homes. Air purification technology utilizes a photocatalytic reaction to remove these contaminants. A titanium dioxide-coated screen reacts with UV light to oxidize vapors and odors, breaking them down into carbon dioxide and water.
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