More and more people want their home’s indoor air quality to be of the highest quality to support a healthy lifestyle and make the home a more comfortable place to be.

Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health problems, from allergies to asthma to bronchitis. As such, preventative measures, such as sealing doors and windows, should be taken to maintain the integrity of your home’s indoor air. Despite these best efforts, though, contaminants will inevitably find their way indoors, making an air scrubber a useful tool to clean and purify your air.

Air Scrubbers Clean Up Nature’s Byproducts

Air scrubbers are filtration systems that remove gases, particles, and chemicals from the air in a given area. While many people associate air scrubbers with industrial renovation jobs in which large scale asbestos and chemical waste are present, they can be equally effective and applicable in residential homes.

Despite the presence of quality insulation and meticulous cleaning efforts, dirt, dead skin cells, and animal dander will find ways to get trapped in your carpet, rugs, and furniture to have a negative effect on your home’s indoor air quality. In addition, the presence of these particles can lead to the formation of molds, funguses, and mildews, all of which can cause allergies in many people and compromise the quality of your indoor air.

The air scrubber cleans up these byproducts of nature by drawing in the polluted air, running it through a series of filters in which all hazardous particles are trapped, and then circulating the clean air back out, allowing you to breathe free and easy in your living space.

Air Scrubbers Can be Tailored to Fit Your Needs

When speaking of air filtration systems, some people may be afraid that an air scrubber will be a large, cumbersome addition to the house whose improvements to indoor air quality are outstripped by the eyesore it creates in the home.

While it is true that some industrial air scrubbers for tough restoration jobs can be quite hefty, air scrubbers are highly customizable to fit the space and scope you need to be serviced.

If you have taken the aforementioned steps to seal and insulate your house and are simply in need of that extra little boost to optimize your indoor air quality, there are many small air scrubbers available that are generally unnoticeable and inconspicuous. You can further reduce the amount of air purification needed by adding a damper to your fireplace, which prevents the backdraft of harmful air particles into your living spaces when the fireplace is not in use.

Air Scrubbers Can Eliminate Unpleasant Odors

In addition to removing all harmful particles from the air that may settle in your lungs and lead to health issues, there is another element to indoor air quality that air scrubbers effectively improve: the smell.

No matter how neat and tidy you keep your home, it will simply not get the same amount of circulation as the great outdoors. This can lead to unpleasant odors due to buildup from pets, sewage, and/or garbage cans.

Air scrubbers work to recreate the same circulation found in nature by extending its reach to every square inch of your home, filtering and purifying the air to eliminate up to 99 percent of the particles that lead to unpleasant odors inside your home. If you are interested in purchasing an air scrubber, SS&B Heating & Cooling can cover your air scrubber and installation needs. We use air scrubbers provided by Aerus Enterprise Solutions that are of the utmost quality and will help greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

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