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Target Foul Odors With an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are amazing technological advancements. Back before we mastered ultraviolet light technology, we needed to rely on cleaning the surfaces in our home to stay healthy and safe. Back then we had more smokers, more toxins in the air, and to top it all off, we didn’t know how bad these toxins were for us. Now, we have all the data we need to know that there are contaminants floating around in our air and we have the technology to fight them.

Today, we want to talk specifically about foul odors. When you pick up a strange scent in your home, your nose goes through a very interesting biological process to target the source of the odor. With an air purifier in Orlando, FL, you can more easily remove the source of a contaminant that your nose has picked up on.

Let’s get to business and talk about how an air purifier removes odors.

How Our Noses Pick Up Odors

First, let’s talk about whether or not your home has foul odors. Take a brisk walk through your house and stay vigilant, taking deep breathes in through your nose. If you start to find that some areas of your home have a more stuffy or foul scent to them, then you might be the perfect candidate for an air purifier.

We’re not making any judgments on how a home should smell. Many homeowners have areas of their house that they just never go into. Or, many people have recently moved into a house that has a problem with mold or mildew. The reasoning doesn’t matter, what does matter is that you get this foul odor addressed.

What’s actually happening when you pick up a foul scent, is that your nose detects particles in the air of a contaminant that might be harmful to your body. The nose signals this to your brain and you then react as you would smelling something bad!

The Science of an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are relatively simple. They sit in your air ducts and shine an ultraviolet light on all the air that passes through your HVAC system. All of the biological contaminants that might harm you (like viruses, bacteria, or mold spores) are irradiated by the light and become harmless. Since they’re unable to reproduce, these particles float through your air and land on surfaces where they can be easily cleaned by normal cleaning supplies.

A UV air purifier will never hurt you. They’re mounted in your ductwork so you’re never in contact with the UV light. Also, our skin is formed of layers that can specifically repel UV light so it doesn’t harm our internal body parts. UV light just feels like strong sunlight to us!

Don’t Forget About Air Filtration!

An air purifier can’t target everything! We recommend coupling your air purifier with an air filtration system that can capture inorganic contaminants of a certain size or larger. With both of these systems working together behind the scenes, your home can be completely contaminant-free!

Call Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning for effective indoor air quality solutions! You will be more comfortable with the best!

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