If you’re considering installing an air purification system, you have several decisions to make about your desired system. There are many different brands, models and choices when it comes to air purification. This is the perfect time to trust a professional’s recommendation on your home’s indoor air quality needs.
Cavalry Air Care has been serving San Antonio and the surrounding areas for years, so you can trust that we never try to sell you something you don’t need. When you need an air purification system installation, we’re the best team in the area. We always do the job right — because that’s what you deserve! Air ionization is one of the most effective purification systems for your home, and we’ll tell you why.
Air purification is the umbrella term for different processes that actually cleanse your air on top of filtering it. If your air purification system’s main cleansing process is ionization, you may be wondering what the heck that will do to your air.
Ions are simply molecules with an electrical charge. All the particles floating in your air are made up of molecules. An ionizer simply releases negative ions into the air. These ions attach themselves to the molecules in your air, giving them an electrical charge. The particles are then attracted to other surfaces — like walls, floors, furniture, etc. You may not be able to see them, but they can then be cleaned when you vacuum or clean those surfaces.
The main purpose of using ionization to clean your air is if you’re targeting viruses, bacteria or mold. Ionizers have been proven to reduce the presence of these potentially harmful microbes in your air. Negative ions can stop the growth of viruses and inactivate them when they’re on surfaces. Other benefits may include:
Not only do these side effects come from breathing cleaner air, free of irritants — but there’s also a science behind the effect of ions. Negatively charged ions reduce the production of hormones in your body that cause exhaustion and stress. That’s why your overall wellness can be increased with a simple ionization system!
One side effect of the ionization of other particles is the production of ozone. Ozone is a colorless gas that can be harmful in large quantities. Contrary to popular belief, all ozone isn’t toxic to your health. In fact, the small amounts of ozone created during ionization have been credited with the reduction of virus growth!
If the ozone level is below 50 (parts per billion) ppb, then you’re completely safe. Most purifiers adhere to this guideline, but be sure that your system is safe to use in your home! When considering the product, look at the manufacturer’s labels for mentions of ozone or ozone reduction. A system with no mention of ozone on it is likely dangerous.
Selecting the right system for your home’s indoor air quality is essential. While ionizers may help to reduce certain microbes, they aren’t designed to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful pollutants from your home. This is why asking for a professional evaluation is so important. You want to know that all of your air is being filtered and cleansed, not just parts of it.
If an ionization air purification system is right for you, Cavalry Air Care can help you install it. Let us show you the five-star service you deserve and get your home fresher, cleaner and healthier than ever before. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment!