Do you see duct particles in the air when a beam of sunlight passes through your window? Dust particles of course are easy to spot when they adhere to your furniture. The average house is believed to contain about 3 million dust particles in every cubic foot of air. If you suffer with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, then you are no doubt sensitive to airborne particles – which can cause you big problems. The generic term “dust” can include in its meaning – dead skin, mold, pet dander, cooking smoke, cigarette smoke & ash, fireplace smoke & ash, mildew, fungi, pollen, etc.
Specialty air cleaners, purifiers and filters are designed to remove dust from indoor air. Visible dust is about 10 microns in diameter – the type that can lodge in your lungs can be about .3 microns. The tip of a sharp pencil is about 200 microns in diameter. Small self-contained air cleaners are available that sit on tabletops or floors and generally serve single rooms.
Whole-house filters can be attached to your home’s forced-air furnace. They work by mechanical filtration, electrical attraction or a combination of the two.
Electrostatic precipitation air cleaners usually draw particles in with the use of a fan and charge the particles with a series of high-voltage wires. Precipitation cells (a series of plates) carry an opposite electrical charge to attract the particles to the plates as they pass by.
Whole-house filtering methods can be very effective at removing odors, some gases, pollens and other dirt particles. Generally up to about 95% of bulk dirt and 85% of microscopic particles can be removed with the right system when correctly installed.
The Most Effective ways to enhance the quality of your indoor air
State-of-the-art Carrier air filtration systems such as Carrier’s Infinity™ Air Purifier and Performance Electronic Air Cleaner effectively remove bacteria, pollen, animal dander and other pollutants as small as 0.01 microns–that’s 18,000 times smaller than the head of a pin. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficiently the cleaner removes particles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Air Purifier?
Air purifier filters and removes impurities from indoor air pollution. It cleanses indoor air through filters that remove harmful particulates that can cause health problems.
How does an air purifier work?
Air purifier draws polluted indoor air from any space in your house and passes through series of filters to remove impurities to improve air quality. It traps particles and allergens thus preventing them from mixing with the purified air.
Why do I need an air purifier?
Air purifier improves the overall indoor air quality in your home. Therefore, improves heath and minimizes health hazards from unwanted air pollutants.
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