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January 24, 2012
Big name companies make a killing every year by selling oils, candles, sprays and a variety of other products - often designed to reduce airborne odors in your home with a more desirable scent. These products don't actually do anything to remove the odor or clean the air; instead they mask odors by adding perfumes and so-called neutralizers to the mix. While many of these products often smell nice, they are only adding to the problem, and in some instances make it worse. Odors caused by cigarette smoke and chemical fumes can best be removed by using a whole house air cleaner.
What is a whole house air cleaner?
Also known as an air purifier or air ionizer, air cleaners remove odors and clean the air throughout your entire home by removing odor-causing particles as well as any bacteria or viruses that may be inside your home. Whole home air cleaners are typically installed by a trusted HVAC contractor and work with your overall HVAC system.
How does a whole house air cleaner work?
Whole home air cleaners remove odor and illness-causing particulates from the air using ionization. Most particles floating in the air in you home are positively charged. The air purifier sends air over a charged electric coil, which creates negatively charged particles. When the negatively charged particles collide with the existing positively charged particles, the two particles join together creating an ionic bond. This continues until the bundle of particles becomes too large and heavy to remain in the air. The clumped particles then fall to the floor thus removing the odor-causing particles, bacteria and viruses from the air. This process continues as long as the air cleaner is running inside your home.
When installed as part of your central heating and cooling system, the air cleaner works with the system so the cleansed air is distributed throughout your home more effectively. When compared to portable air cleaners, whole home air cleaners do a much better job of cleaning the air, and are much easier to maintain.
If you are struggling with stubborn airborne odors in your home, or you're looking for effective ways to reduce the transmission of illness-causing bacteria and viruses, consider a whole home air cleaner. Pippin Brothers carries the industry's leading line of whole home air cleaners and other indoor air quality products.
Contact us today to learn more.