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How Air Scrubbers & Air Cleaners Stop the Spread of Viruses and Airborne Contaminants

Clean the Air in Your Home with Help from Earl’s AC

For the reduction of airborne contaminants, germs, dust, and dander, air scrubbers and air cleaners are effective options when you need more than an AC filter. When fighting off the spread of viruses and allergens, you may need added help for your standard HVAC ventilation. Increasing ventilation on an existing HVAC system can be difficult and expensive, creating a need for temporary, portable air purifying systems.

The Coachella Valley HVAC professionals at Earl’s Air Conditioning can help you make sure that your HVAC system and air cleaners inside your home are protecting you from contaminants and germs. Call on our team for HVAC maintenance, repairs, and installation or for help keeping your air clean.

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What Is an Air Scrubber?

Air scrubbers are an attachment for your existing HVAC system, attaching to the ductwork used to supply your home’s ventilation. Scrubbers work to remove possibly dangerous contaminants from the air while helping to eliminate surface contaminants that enter the home on hands, clothing, and shoes.

These attachments filter the air through a series of purification processes and filter to remove:

  • Pollutants
  • Dust
  • Contaminants
  • Allergens
  • Dander
  • Viruses
  • Mold spores

An air scrubber HVAC attachment also helps to extend the life of your HVAC system because it reduces the contaminants and dirt that is flowing through the system’s standard ductwork and filtration implements.

What Is an Air Cleaner?

Air cleaners are portable, temporary ventilation systems that can be brought in specifically for the reduction of viruses or allergens in the air. These work to purify the air in a space, using multiple filtrations systems in combination to combat large and small pollutants.

Air cleaners typically only clean the air in one room, so they should be placed in the area with the highest traffic. Multiple units may be necessary to purify the air in an entire home effectively without moving the unit each time you exit or enter a new room.

For the most effective use of an air cleaner or purifier, you must consider:

  • Unit size: Choose the right size for your space based on square feet; packaging on each unit option will often include square footage for coverage.
  • Unit designation: A HEPA designation or high CADR rating (for smoke, etc) will be a good choice; your unit should filter small and large particles.

How Do Air Scrubbers and Air Cleaners Help Reduce Airborne Viruses?

Air cleaners and scrubbers are intended to remove pollutants that pass through them, in this way they reduce the number of particles containing viruses. These help to maintain air quality while preserving indoor air temperature, help clean the air when outdoor air is high in air pollution and provide ventilation when there is no access to fresh air.

Portable, temporary air purifiers can help to reduce the number of airborne contaminants and viruses but they are not 100% effective at eliminating the risk of exposure to viruses. By moving contaminated air through internal filters, they cycle “old” air through and provide “new” clean air in your space.

Coachella Valley Air Cleaning Systems from Earl’s Air Conditioning

Whether you are looking for a temporary option or a permanent fix for air cleaning and purifying, Earl’s Air Conditioning has the solution you need. Our team can install an air scrubber with a new or existing HVAC system so that you can enjoy a comfortable, clean, and healthy indoor environment. We can help you with temporary air purifying solutions including portable options for single rooms, your whole home, or business buildings.

Contact Earl’s Air Conditioning to receive a free quote and discuss how we can help make the air you breathe cleaner and healthier.

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