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What is an Air Scrubber?

Indoor Air Quality with Air ScrubberAn air scrubber is a specialized device which is used to clean the air of unwanted gases, particles, chemicals and other contaminants. A few specialized air scrubbers and other air filtration systems are designed to handle only one type of contaminant. These are especially useful when the air quality of a home or other space has been compromised by a particular type of containment such as radon gas, for example. Others specialize in scrubbing mold and mildew from the air. However, most air filtration systems are designed to clean at least five different types of pollutants from the air.

Where Are Air Scrubbers Useful?

Any place where unwanted airborne particles are likely to appear or where pollutants are especially unwanted. Good examples include home environments and industrial spaces. The air quality in homes is infamously unhealthy, and of course- we spend a large amount of our time in the home. So it stands to reason that the home is a great place to use an air scrubber. Work environments are also strong candidates for installing and using an air filtration system. Industrial spaces are notoriously poor when it comes to air quality due to the fact that just about any manufacturing or business process is bound to generate any number of pollutants. Covering both work and home, it’s easy to see that the places we spend almost all of our time are also the places where air filtration is most needed.

How Air Scrubbers Work

Like the majority of air filtration devices and systems, an air scrubber employs a purification system that cleans the air in a given area as it circulates through the room. Throughout the day, as air is moved via either active or passive means, the air scrubber grabs and hold on to impurities and pollutants. One of the most common types of filter is the HEPA filter. In time, the filter component will need to be replaced. One of the advantages of the HEPA type filter is that it does not need to be changed as often- making it an especially popular filter type.

Consult the Air Filtration Experts

To learn more about the advantages of air purification systems, get in touch with the Pasco, Washington air purification experts at Campbell & Company. We’ll help you choose an air scrubber that is ideal for your air quality improvement needs. Contact us today!