Rain Or Shine: Get Improved Year Round Indoor Air Quality With An HVAC Air Scrubber

April 30, 2024
Rain Or shine

Our homes are our sanctuaries, providing comfort and safety to our families all year round.
We can spend fortunes on home security and other safety devices, but the quality of the indoor air that we inhale constantly is often not even considered. This is a huge mistake for your household’s health.

Seatown is on a mission to purify the air of as many family homes in Seattle as possible with an HVAC Air Scrubber. Bid farewell to allergens and contaminants that lurk inside your home, both in the air and on your surfaces, causing harmful health conditions like asthma, allergies, and respiratory diseases.

With an Air Scrubber system, you can take a deep breath and relax, knowing the air inside your home is safe.

But what exactly is an HVAC air scrubber? How do they work? And what will it actually do for you once it has been installed? Let us take a look at everything you need to know about the innovative air scrubber.

Why Your Indoor Air Quality Matters

We all acknowledge the harm of outdoor pollution, and many of us take the necessary steps to keep the air around us as pure as possible. However, this stance seems to stop at the front door, as indoor air quality is often forgotten about.

With the air inside your house being up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors, homeowners and families are beginning to realize the harmful effects of indoor air allergens.

Considering that, on average, people spend 90% of their lives indoors, making sure the air we breathe is clean and pollutant-free should be a priority for every family.

Poor air quality can lead to unwanted symptoms and health problems:

  • Watery and/or itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Scratchy or irritated throat
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Development, triggering of or worsened asthma
  • Other respiratory problems

What Is An Air Scrubber?

The Air Scrubber is an air purifier with a difference. It uses exclusive technology to eliminate harmful particles lingering inside your home. Not only does the Air Scrubber protect the quality of your air, but it also targets and eliminates nasty particles sitting on your surfaces.

How Does The Air Scrubber Work?

Using light waves and a catalytic process, the Air Scrubber creates a range of scrubber ions that eliminate airborne dust particles. It has built-in multiple filters, each responsible for targeting and eliminating specific types of pollutants. The filters in an Air Scrubber differ from model to model, but all of them will have a minimum of two: a pre-filter and a HEPA filter.

The pre-filter traps pollen and dust along with any other larger particles, while the HEPA filter captures the smallest contaminants, including smoke particles.

Air Scrubbers in a living room

Some Air Scrubbers also contain Molecular filtration, which traps and kills air particles carrying viruses. Some may also contain a PuraWard filter, which uses silver and copper ions to keep us safe from bacteria, mold, and virus particles.

Installation is simple, too, and does not cause much mess. It is installed directly into your existing ductwork.

What Does The Air Scrubber Do?

After installing your Air Scrubber, it will get to work to:

  • Demolish up to a staggering 99% of contaminants that are both airborne and on your surfaces
  • Considerably reduce any dust particles, pet dander, and lingering odors
  • Shield your household from toxic allergens and contaminants
  • Keep your air pure, removing dangerous VOCs (volatile organic compounds) consistently
  • Avoid a dust build-up inside your HVAC, extending its life span
  • Cover up to 3000 square feet

What Is The Difference Between An Air Scrubber and an Air Purifier?

An Air Scrubber and an air purifier serve the same purpose: to eliminate harmful contaminants and improve indoor air quality, making it safer and healthier to inhale.
The main difference between an Air Scrubber and an air purifier is that the Air Scrubber purifies surfaces as well as the air.

Furthermore, an air purifier typically only purifies the air in a single room. On the other hand, an Air Scrubber can cover up to 3000 square feet, protecting your home rather than just one room.

While air purifiers trap allergens and contaminants from the air and prevent them from being spread throughout your home, an Air Scrubber actively searches for them, targeting them and killing them before they have an opportunity to spread.

Why Your Family Should Consider An Air Scrubber

Installing an air scrubber when working with Seatown is straightforward and non-invasive.
With so many benefits, let us explore the reasons why your household should use an Air Scrubber.

1. Contaminant Reduction

The most obvious reason for installing an Air Scrubber is to reduce the number of contaminants inside your home. Without meaning to, we bring contaminants from the outside into our homes all the time. They attach themselves to your clothes, shoes, and hands and bounce onto your countertops, floors, and door handles after you enter your home.

Making use of Active Pure technology, the Air Scrubber gets to work to destroy up to 99% of all contaminants on surfaces while purifying the air and eliminating 90% of airborne pollutants.

The Air Scrubber has also been proven to be effective against viruses like norovirus, Swine Flu (H1N1), E. coli and others.

2. Lower Risk Of COVID-19

In September 2020, the manufacturer of the Air Scrubber published lab results studying the impact of the Aerus Hydroxyl Blaster on COVID-19 contaminants on surfaces. This FDA-compliant study proved accurate: the innovative Active Pure technology eradicates COVID-19 on surfaces.

This same technology that is used in the Hydroxyl Blaster is also available inside the Air Scrubber, lessening COVID-19 particles that are sitting on your surfaces.

3. Decreased Unpleasant Odors

Poor odors are always a struggle for homeowners. Whether you have accidentally burnt something in the kitchen or there’s a bout of sickness, lingering odors are frustrating because, no matter how much you scrub, they don’t seem to fully leave.

Until, of course, you install the Air Scrubber. This device significantly lessens the potency of lingering odors.

While potentially masking the poor odor, using air fresheners will reduce the air quality through the chemicals found in most cleaning products.

Scrubbing the air means identifying and killing the source of the odor, eliminating the scent. This is particularly appealing for pet owners.

4. Fewer Irritating Particles

The Air Scrubber is beneficial to all families but is even more so for those who suffer from allergies. Pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, and other variants of allergens can cause unwanted physical side effects, both short and long-term.

With symptoms like itchy and watery eyes, fatigue, difficulty falling asleep, and excessive sneezing, it is unsurprising how allergies ruin the comfort that should be felt inside the home. The Air Scrubber purifies the indoor air, reducing the contaminants that irritate allergies and worsen asthma.

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5. An Extended Life Of Your HVAC

Installing an Air Scrubber helps to lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC system while also ensuring it remains functioning at maximum performance and efficiency. Without an Air Scrubber, your HVAC filters may get blocked with dirt, dust, and other debris.

These blockages can cause significant damage to the coils and blower that are both responsible for keeping the system in operation. With an Air Scrubber, your HVAC system will last longer, require fewer repairs and also allow for lower energy bills.

On top of this, you will find that the performance of your HVAC system will improve. Cleaner air is easier for your system to circulate and dispense throughout your home.

6. Less Pressure On You For Maintaining Your HVAC System

Routine maintenance is always recommended to keep your HVAC system running at its best. However, HVAC systems that also use an Air Scrubber require fewer repairs and more straightforward maintenance checks. The Air Scrubber can be installed into your existing system and won’t need any further component replacements.

Are Air Scrubbers Noisy?

Noice of Air Scrubbers

Many homeowners worry that installing an Air Scrubber will mean an excess of noise. Loud whirring from an HVAC system always leads to frustration due to a lack of sleep! The good news is that the vast majority of Air Scrubbers are quiet. Most domestic models have been measured at 20 dB, roughly equaling the same noise level as a gentle whisper. 

Why Now Is The Right Time To Install An Air Scrubber

Installing an Air Scrubber is a solid strategy to enhance your HVAC’s maintenance and care.

Not only will the Air Scrubber get to work as soon as it has been installed and, therefore, purify the air quicker, but it will also prepare your HVAC system for use when you need it most.

Act now and ensure that your Air Scrubber is installed before the peak summer season so that when your family needs to use air conditioning, the air they breathe in is pure and safe. Breathe clean Seattle air with an Air Scrubber, and book your installation with Seatown today.

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