Dust and other particles in the home can be very dangerous to your health. There are many different types of air purifiers, each suited to a particular purpose or set of circumstances. If you’re not careful and you choose the wrong air purification in Jacksonville, FL, it could make things worse rather than better!
Without further ado, here are three reasons why choosing the wrong air purification system can be deadly.
1) Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
If you have a gas stove or furnace, using an air purifier that doesn’t have a carbon monoxide sensor may cause you to breathe in more of the toxin than usual as it tries to absorb the particles it usually would. This is because you are now breathing all of the carbon monoxide that usually would have exited your home without being “caught” by the filter. We recommend scheduling indoor air quality testing in Jacksonville, FL to make sure you know what toxins are in your home that need removing.
2) The Chemical Scrubber
An air purifier with a chemical scrubber will cleanse air molecules of certain chemicals, for instance, ozone. The problem is that air purifiers with chemical scrubbers were designed to cleanse large quantities of water molecules, not air molecules. If you use an air purifier with a chemical scrubber in your home, the level of ozone could build up and be dangerous to human health (not to mention dangerous for other living things like pets and plants).
3) Airborne Allergens
If you have allergies, you should figure out what kind of allergens are present in your home. Then opt for an air purifier that is designed to filter or destroy that particular allergen. For instance, if the source of airborne allergens is pollen then an air purifier with a HEPA filter will work. If the source of airborne allergens is dust mites, then an air purifier with a UV-C light is needed.
Choosing the right whole-house air purification in Jacksonville, FL can not only safeguard your health; it may save your life. So take the time to do some research and ask other people about which systems they prefer. Then choose one that fits within your budget and comes with a warranty good enough to ensure you’ll get several years of use out of it!
Envirovac offers indoor air quality testing in Jacksonville, FL to help you figure out what kind of toxins are present in your home. Call us at 904-478-9384 for more information.