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What Does an Air Scrubber Do?
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What Does an Air Scrubber Do?

With increased exposure to allergens, mold, and air contaminants, maintaining good air quality is incredibly important — even more so if you suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

And while there isn’t much you can do about improving the air outdoors, there is a lot more you can do to maintain your indoor air quality, including investing in a quality air scrubber. At General Heating & Air Conditioning, our professionals are experts in everything related to air scrubbers in the Twin Cities metro area.

Let’s look at what an air scrubber is, what it does, and how you can benefit from having one installed in your home!

What Is an Air Scrubber?

An air scrubber is simply a device that acts as a portable air purifier without being attached to ductwork. It is an air filtration device that removes airborne pollutants.

Such devices are used by renovation companies, households, and other job sites to help improve residential indoor air quality.

What Does an Air Scrubber Do?

The device's purpose is to remove dust, odors, pollen, and air pollution for better air quality. The air scrubber uses light waves and a specialized catalytic process to keep your home safe and clean.

Since a single air scrubber can cover thousands of square feet of area, it’s an affordable and effective option compared to other air treatment systems.

Types of Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers have different types, and each scrubber has its specific purpose.

Here are the three main types of air scrubbers currently used.

Wet Air Scrubber

A wet air scrubber is usually used when buildings and plants are being manufactured. These modern systems are designed with fans, pumps, ductwork, and mist eliminators which help to reduce pollution.

The device also has an added function to remove water-soluble gases, aerosols, and vapors that can potentially be harmful to the environment with the use of water.

Dry Air Scrubber

Generally speaking, a dry air scrubber pulls in all the air through its filters to release clean air into the surrounding. It also goes by as an air purifier since both the air quality systems share standard functions.

An excellent dry air scrubber should have multiple filters that have different functions.

Integrated Air Scrubber

This type of air scrubber is used for large commercial buildings. It is designed to connect to an existing HVAC system.

It is more powerful and provides extra air filtration as the air passes through the ductwork into a building.

Benefits of Using an Air Scrubber

Having a normal residential indoor air quality (AQI) is important to keep air-born illnesses at bay.

Here are some of the benefits of investing in an air scrubber!

Eliminates Unpleasant Odors

Have you ever had a foul lingering odor that does not go away no matter how hard you try?

An air scrubber can eliminate many household odors, including garbage odors and the smell of dirty laundry. Furthermore, it can also be used to minimize pet hair and dust particles.

Improves Allergies

If you suffer from allergy issues, you are probably aware that dust, pollutants, pollen, etc., can lead to watery eyes and non-stop sneezing problems. While taking allergy medication may help, it's still not the same as living in a clean environment.

Installing an air scrubber can help remove the surrounding irritating particles and purify your air.

Eliminates Unnecessary Dust

Dusting is undoubtedly an integral part of your cleaning routine. However, if your home's dust has piled up and you can't seem to control it, it may be a sign that your regular filter isn't working properly. 

Consider investing in an air scrubber to avoid any unnecessary dust piling up on your furniture.

Gets Rid of Airborne Contaminants

Did you know that contaminants can enter your homes in multiple ways, including clothing, shoes, and hands?

From there, these pesky contaminants can transfer onto door knobs, phones, and even your kitchen countertops. This is why our air scrubbers use Active Pure technology, which can destroy up to 99% of the contaminants in your home.

Improve the Air Quality of Your Home By Making an Appointment Today!

Are you a Twin Cities metro area homeowner who wants to improve indoor air quality at home? General Heating & Air Conditioning offers free estimates and serves residents in Burnsville, Shakopee, Prior Lake, Savage, and surrounding areas.

Contact us today to learn how you can benefit from the excellent quality air treatment services!

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