Breathing clean air is a great thing. Whether it’s out in nature or inside your own home, there is nothing quite like the feeling of filling your lungs with clean, fresh air. If you have been noticing that the air circulating inside your home isn’t quite as fresh as you would like it to be, a HVAC scrubber may be an option worth considering, and Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric can equip you with the latest brands from Dynamic IAQ packages. We’ll use this article to provide you with some basic information on HVAC scrubbers and why our choice is best, so you can determine if one would be a smart addition to your system.
If you decide to have an air scrubber installed, or if you need any other type of work performed on your HVAC system in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, turn to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for professional help. We’ll deliver great results and excellent value, and we’ll get the work done in a timely manner. Contact us today.
How Does an Air Scrubber Work?
At first, what an air scrubber does seems a little bit like magic – it’s a unit that is installed in your duct work and it manages to cause the air coming out the other end of your system to be significantly cleaner than when it went in. Of course, there is still a filter in place in your HVAC system, but the air scrubber unit is designed to clean up the air on a level that the filter cannot manage.
At .3 microns, Dynamic Air Cleaners capture 97% of particles, and they continue to do so as the particles become smaller. Electronic polarized media use the principle of agglomeration to join polarized sub-micron particles and VOCs to each other as they pass through the central heating and cooling system, in contrast to passive mechanical filters where the size of small holes in the material determines the size of particles that can be captured. During repeated passes, the particles get larger and gather on the air cleaner’s disposable replacement media pads. Even the tiniest airborne particles, which we breathe in, are gradually eliminated.
What Can A HVAC Air Scrubber Accomplish?
The motivations for having an air scrubber installed will vary from person to person, as these impressive units can benefit your household in many ways. Some of the biggest benefits you may enjoy thanks to this technology include the following –
- Reducing allergens. Dealing with allergies is a frustrating experience, and using medication to handle those allergies may come with side effects and might not be entirely effective. So, if you or someone else in your home has allergies, an air scrubber can be a big step in the right direction. Many of the allergens in the air won’t make it past the scrubber, and there will hopefully be a reduction in symptoms as a result.
- Better smell. If your home doesn’t quite smell as nice and fresh as you would like, consider turning to an air scrubber to take care of that problem. Whether it is smells from pets or from the food you’ve been cooking in the kitchen, don’t be surprised if a scrubber leaves you with a much more neutral smell day after day.
- Cut down on dust. Going around the house to dust all of the horizontal surfaces is a time-consuming chore that most homeowners would rather ignore. While you might not be able to eliminate dusting entirely from your to-do list, adding an air scrubber will bring down the level of dust in your house and help you redirect that time toward other tasks.
- Protect your equipment. Another nice benefit of having cleaner air in your home is that your HVAC equipment shouldn’t need to work as hard to get its job done. Dirty air can take a toll on your system and cause it to fail prematurely. By adding an air scrubber, the air your system warms or cools will be cleaner and easier to manage.
Dynamic IAQ packages
Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric offers Dynamic IAQ packages. Dynamic Air Cleaners instantly integrate into the existing filter tracks of your central heating and cooling system while offering the highest level of air cleaning through the use of electronic polarized-media technology. The smallest sub-micron particles, airborne diseases, and volatile chemical compounds can all be removed with Dynamic Air Cleaners (VOCs). Since the electronic polarized medium is non-ionizing, no ozone is created.
What About Maintenance?
There is a lot to like about adding an air scrubber, but you don’t want something installed that will require regular, ongoing maintenance in the months and years to come. Fortunately, that’s not much of a worry with an air scrubber. Once installed by a qualified team like that at Walker, there is very little that will need to be done to keep the system working properly moving forward.
While an air scrubber is not a required piece of equipment in an HVAC system, it certainly is a nice component to put in place. With the air coming out of your vents feeling fresher than ever, your home will suddenly feel like the comfortable, relaxing space that it should be. Contact Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for help with this or any other HVAC need and our team will jump into action. We appreciate your time!