Indoor air quality San Antonio is an Important part of every day living and if your indoor air quality San Antonio is causing you health issues such as: asthma, respiratory issues, nasal problems or other breathing issues having your indoor air quality tested and adding an air purifier may help reduce symptoms.Although your air conditioning and heating system San Antonio may have a filter ,that medium may not be enough to remove fine particulate or kill germs. So in this article you will be introduced to some technologies that can help remove fine particulates and even kill viruses and germs.These technologies are as follows:
Activated Carbon Technology
1. HEPA Technology
The HEPA filter is a very fine fiber-like material that has been folded back and forth to create the shape of an accordion. This accordion shape creates a maze of randomly arranged fibers and presents a very large surface for air to be pushed through by the air purifier fan. Airflow must have an opportunity to pass through the filter in order for it to be cleaned.
Air purifiers are designed with asthma sufferers in mind. There are many different types of air purifiers available for you to buy, however, if you suffer from asthma, it is recommend that you buy one with a HEPA filtration system built in.
2. Activated Carbon Technology
Activated carbon filters are comprised of many molecular sized pores that have high absorbent ability and chemical bonding. These properties make them a very effective tool for capturing pollutants such as chemical emissions, gases, tobacco smoke and odors. Once these pollutants are captured, they are not released back into the air, eliminating recontamination.
Air purifiers designed to combat secondhand smoke are equipped with both a HEPA filter and an Activated Carbon filter. Together, these filtration systems are designed to capture and destroy toxic particulates as well as absorb noxious chemicals and gasses, significantly minimizing the harmful airborne pollutants in your air.
3. UV Technology
UV technology is most often used in conjunction with particulate filter systems since it doesn't really get rid of airborne particles. It is however, an excellent method to kill germs such as bacteria and viruses. Air purifiers using this technology have a UV lamp installed and as microorganisms pass by the UV rays radiated from the lamp, cellular or genetic damage occurs, destroying the microorganism.
4. Negative Ion
Negative ion air purifiers use chemical injections to clean the air. An ion is a natural particle with either a positive or negative charge. they get this charge be either gaining or losing an electron. Negative ions are simply oxygen atoms that have gained an electron. They magnetically attract airborne particles such as pollen and dust, until the newly-formed particle is too heavy to remain in air. This causes the particle to drop and attach itself to another solid item in the room, such as a window or a wall.
Ozone air purifiers intentionally produce the gas ozone (O?). Although many statements are made to make the public believe that these devices are safe and effective in controlling indoor air pollution, health professionals have refuted these claims and no agency of the federal government have approved of these devices. Exposure to ozone may ignite asthma symptoms and a high enough level can even scar the lungs.