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How Do Air Scrubbers Work? Are They Worth It?


air scrubberAir scrubbers have become more popular over the past few years, especially since the pandemic started. But what is an air scrubber, and how does it work? Do you need one for your home or office? The experts at Raynor Services can help you answer those questions with a resounding; YES! In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air you breathe inside your home is two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Because we spend so much time indoors, our enclosed spaces are filled with pollutants such as dust, odors, chemicals, and microscopic living organisms like bacteria. These pollutants weaken the immune system and increase the risk of respiratory illnesses. The good news is that air scrubbers can help keep your indoor environment healthy. Continue reading for more information about how air scrubbers work and if this device would be suitable for you and your property. 

What Is an Air Scrubber?

An air scrubber is a piece of HVAC equipment that removes up to 99% of contaminants from the air inside your home and improves overall quality by providing a cleaner, healthier, and more efficient environment. You can think of an air scrubber as a super-powered air purifier; where an air purifier treats a single room, a scrubber treats your entire home. Not only do they work to improve indoor air, but they can also help disinfect home surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. 

How Does an Air Scrubber Work?

An air scrubber device is attached to your HVAC system by a certified HVAC contractor and uses a series of processes to clean the air. When your HVAC unit powers on, the surrounding air is pulled into the device and passes through titanium dioxide-coated honeycomb filters. As the air passes over the device, it’s exposed to UV lights, which include PCO photocatalytic cleaners that kill airborne germs. The purification process doesn’t stop there. Air scrubbers also release negatively charged ionized oxidizers that flow throughout your home, attracting positive ions like odors, smoke, and more. And unlike air purifiers, which only trap contaminants, an air scrubber kills germs, allergens, and pathogens. Common pollutants that air scrubbers remove include:

  • Mold spores 
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke 
  • Bacteria 
  • Viruses 
  • Pollen 
  • Chemicals
  • Gases 

Benefits of an Air Scrubbing System 

Because most of our time is spent indoors, where air quality isn’t always the best, an air scrubber can be the solution you need to breathe easier. While your HVAC system’s filters can capture dirt and dust from the air, an air scrubber installation is about 50 times more effective than this technology and eliminates about 90% of airborne contaminants within half an hour. Several other air scrubber advantages include:

  • Reduce contaminants
  • Banish lingering odors 
  • Reduce irritating particles
  • Extend the life of your HVAC system

Why Choose the HVAC Contractors of Raynor Services?

Raynor Services is here to make your property and the air you breathe cleaner and safer with air scrubbers. Our job is to ensure that when the job needs to get done, it gets done right without any hazards or health liabilities. That’s why we carry and maintain air scrubbers for your protection. We can install, sustain, and repair your HVAC equipment and answer all your questions. Call us to inquire about our air scrubber installation services.

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