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What is Indoor Air Purification?

Person turning on an indoor air purifier.

Indoor air quality is important for your health and comfort while in your home and at work. Understanding what pollutes the air and how it can be purified can help reduce the health effects and risks from poor indoor air quality.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside our homes can be up to 100 times worse than the air outside. Some common contents of indoor air pollution include:

  • Mold

  • Bacteria

  • Viruses

  • Toxic gases

  • Pesticides

  • Pollen

  • Dust

  • Dander

  • Chemical fumes

  • Radon

  • Lead particles

  • Asbestos

All these pollutants can affect your health, but improving your indoor air quality can be as simple as installing an air purifier.

Air purifiers are made up of filters, that capture the pollutants and a fan, that circulates air through the filter, allowing only clean air to be pushed into the home.

Your current air quality will help determine what type of purifier will be best for your home.

Different kinds of air purification

Finding the right and most efficient kind of air purifier for your home and understanding what kind of maintenance your system needs is important. Different types of filters have different benefits.

Reusable filters are generally better at removing particles such as dust mites and pollen. UV filters claim to remove biological impurities, such as mold and bacteria.

Purifiers that use ionizers attract particles and pollutants like static. The negative ions attached to allergens and dust attach to the filter, cleaning the air before releasing it back into your space.

Why use indoor air purification?

Air purifiers can catch about 99 percent of bacteria and germs, making your air quality better than before. They ensure your family is breathing clean air, removes unpleasant odors, traps airborne allergens released by pets, keeps your lungs healthy and they can fit anywhere.

The systems work throughout the day, pushing air through filters several times an hour.


Our experts are here for you. Contact us today so we can help improve your indoor air quality.