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What is an Air Scrubber?

What is an Air Scrubber

Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, airborne pollutants in the home can be up to 5 times more dangerous than the air outdoors? Odds are, if you don’t have an air cleaning device like an Air Scrubber, you’re breathing in contaminated air every day without even realizing it. Indoor air pollution is a serious problem, but luckily, there’s a solution. At Lex Air Conditioning and Heating, our team of experienced Haltom City HVAC technicians is dedicated to improving indoor air quality for residential and commercial customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and that starts with introducing Air Scrubbers into your home or business. 

In this post, you’ll learn more about how the Air Scrubber by Aerus protects and cleans your indoor air and surfaces. If you’re concerned about the indoor air quality in your home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and want more information on the Air Scrubber, call Lex Air Conditioning and Heating today at (972) 217-8955.

Air Scrubber by Aerus With ActivePure® Technology

An air scrubber is a device that uses a filtration system to remove contaminants and allergens from the air and surfaces in the home, similar to a whole-home air purifier. Awarded the Certified Space Technology seal of approval by the Space Foundation, air scrubbers are scientifically proven to clean and purify the air. In fact, air scrubber technology has been proven to remove 99.9% of surface and airborne contaminants including viruses like the flu and COVID-19.

Air scrubbers can be used for both whole-home purification as well as for individual rooms and areas. A whole-house air scrubber may be installed directly in the ductwork of HVAC systems and works to improve indoor air quality home-wide. But, if you’re looking for fresh air in a more concentrated area, a portable air scrubber may be what you need. Portable air scrubbers use the same ActivePure® technology and a series of filters, including HEPA filters, to reduce airborne contaminants. A HEPA filter is a high-efficiency particular air filter that works wonders in removing VOCs from the air
You can learn more about the Air Scrubber by Aerus here.

Duct-Mounted Air Scrubber System by Aerus

Air Scrubber Vs. Air Purifier

Air purifiers and air scrubbers are similar pieces of equipment with the same end goal in mind: removing harmful particles from the air. The main difference, however, is that air scrubbers don’t just stop airborne particles from circulating through your home, they also work to remove harmful particles from surfaces. What’s more, air scrubbers are more efficient when it comes to treating larger spaces as opposed to air purifiers, which typically only cover one room. 

While both are designed for air purification purposes, air scrubbers and air purifiers also differ in how they work. Air purifiers essentially catch and trap airborne contaminants preventing them from being spread throughout your home, while air scrubbers actively seek and kill these contaminants. 

How Does an Air Scrubber Work

Air scrubbers work by attaching directly to the ductwork of your existing HVAC system (unless you’re using a portable air purifier, that is). The proprietary ActivePure® Technology uses light waves and a catalytic process to produce scrubber ions and hydroperoxides that actively seek and destroy contaminants and pathogens on surfaces and in the air. In layman’s terms, the majority of air cleaners, including the Air Scrubber, produce negative ions using ultraviolet or UV light. Negative ions are produced and disseminated throughout your home when air flows between your air scrubber’s tubes and the UV light section. These ions clean the air by reacting with charged particles like pathogens, pollen, and other allergens.

Positive and negative ions interact to form larger, heavier particles that are too heavy to float through the air. When the fan on your air handler is activated, it drags these large particles through the HVAC system’s vents and ducts until the filter eventually traps them and filters them out of the air in your home, thus improving your indoor air quality and making breathing easier and healthier for you and your family.

Benefits of an Air Scrubber

There are a number of benefits that come with installing an air scrubber in your home, some of which include:

  • Kills harmful particles such as mold spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and other dangerous particulate matter
  • Removes odors from smoking, cooking, and pet dander
  • Diminishes allergy symptoms
  • Installs directly into your air conditioning system
  • Can extend the life of your HVAC system by preventing the dangerous buildup of debris that can cause damage to the coils and blower

Customers who don’t want to worry about maintenance will find air scrubbers to be the perfect solution because they can be fitted straight into your existing system and don’t need any additional component replacements. You may pick from a variety of industry-leading models built to endure for years when you call Lex Air Conditioning and Heating in Carrollton, Texas, for a brand-new air scrubber!

To Learn More About Air Scrubbers and Their Benefits, Call Lex Air Conditioning & Heating Today

Whether you want to know more about how an air scrubber works or are looking to have an air scrubber installed in your Carrollton home or business, Lex Air Conditioning & Heating can help. Our Carrollton indoor air quality specialists know all about air scrubbers and how to improve indoor air quality, and we want to share that knowledge with you.

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