An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that sucks up particles, gasses and chemicals floating in the air. If left in the air, these particles can make you sick and decrease overall productivity. Air scrubbers actively improve air quality as well as overall health and wellbeing.
Air scrubbers take in air every so often while simultaneously releasing new and freshly purified air back into the environment. This form of air pollution control is fundamental to every business, industrial facility, residence, or anywhere else people frequent. Air quality is directly linked to human health, and improving air quality is especially valuable for anyone that suffers from allergies.
Air scrubbers are very important for sites undergoing remodeling, construction or restoration. Air scrubbers should be applied in any room where walls, floors or sub-surfaces contain high levels of organic debris, soils, allergens and other potentially toxic particles.
Air scrubber systems come in a variety of different sizes. The right size for a particular space relates to the size of the room, the type of particles present and the degree of pollution severity. We are happy to look over your space and guide you in the right direction in regards to the proper type and size of air scrubber needed for maximum efficiency.
Types Of Air Scrubbing Filters
Air scrubbers go to work by sucking up contaminated air, which is then run through multiple filters arranged to capture larger particles first all the way down to the tiniest particles.
Three key types of filters include:
Pre-filters are made to capture the largest particles in the air.
Activated carbon filters are optional and specially manufactured to capture organic vapors and remove icky odors from the air.
Primary HEPA filters provide highly efficient particulate air filtration and are designed to trap 99.97% of particles, even those as small as 0.3 microns in size. HEPA filters are especially important during any type of restoration project, or in any environment where dangerous particles are present.
What Is A Negative Air Scrubber?
A negative air scrubber removes and filters air from a sealed off space. It then releases this filtered air outside of the contained area. As a result, a negative air pressure is produced, just like a vacuum, which helps to reduce the risk of spreading contaminants to other areas within the same structure.
Benefits Of Air Scrubbing
Air scrubbers are cost effective, efficient, and convenient. Air scrubbers are hard at work making the air you breathe much healthier. Higher quality air leads to greater productivity, happier and healthier employees, plus so much more.
Remove Foul Odors
Air scrubbers are actively cleaning up the air, and in proof the air actually smells a lot better. A clean smelling space impresses customers, employees and anyone else that frequents your business. Reduced odors are also beneficial for residential locations.
Air Scrubbing Removes The Smallest & Most Harmful Particles
Government agencies and scientists are most concerned with particles that measure less than 2.5 micrometers. Particles this small have shown the ability to cause serious health concerns for the human population. A micrometer is so small that you could line up ONE MILLION micrometer particles and it wouldn’t even stretch 3 feet.
A micrometer is around 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Even though you can’t see these particles with the naked eye, they can still make you very sick. Many fine particles originate from the burning of fossil fuels generated by vehicles, power plants, manufacturing operations, and burning of biomass such as what occurs during a wildfire.
Manufacturing companies, businesses located on busy roads and any building that has recently been near the site of a wildfire should install air scrubbers in order to remove the toxins undoubtedly floating through the air.
Reduced Illness & Hospitalizations
Previous case studies have found that removing toxic pollutants from the air reduces hospital intake numbers as well as illnesses. There are hundreds of studies that prove long-term and even short-term exposure to fine particle air pollution is damaging to human health in many ways. Health problems include asthma, increased risk of heart disease, low birth weights, cardiovascular damage, autonomic dysfunction and pulmonary and systemic inflammation, plus more.
Cooling Power has a wide selection of air scrubbers and negative air machines to help improve indoor environments. Our machines have helped many businesses, from healthcare facilities to industrial manufacturing plants. Call us today to learn more!