Some of Your Choices for Air Purifiers

Whether you realize it or not, the air in your home is full of all sorts of microscopic airborne pollutants. Some of these pollutants are simple annoyances, some can make you sick, and in rare cases a few of them can be fatal. What can you do about it? You can use an air purifier. Air purifiers are devices designed to cleanse the surrounding air of various kinds of common air contaminants. There are a variety of different methods that these purifiers use, each suited for a slightly different group of pollutants. Read on for a list of some of the more common options.

HEPA Filters

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA filters are very similar to normal air filters that you’ll find in furnaces and the like. The difference is in the quality of the construction. HEPA filters are composed of a fiber mesh woven over a metal frame. The mesh is woven so tightly that it can even capture microscopic viruses and bacteria, something that an average filter can’t do. HEPA filters are often used in sterile environments, like hospitals and server rooms. You may not need a filtration system of this quality, but it helps to know that it’s an option.

Ionization Purifiers

Ionization purifiers work by generating an electric field around themselves. As the particulates in the air pass through this field, they acquire a negative charge. This negative charge causes them to be attracted to any positively charged surface, including the metal plates installed in the purifier itself. These metal plates can then be removed and cleaned. Ionization purifiers can capture a wide variety of air pollutants. Be warned, however, that they can have their own side effects. The EPA has found that ionization purifiers produce ozone as a byproduct of their operation. Ozone is classified as toxic gas, and can be harmful to people. We highly recommend that you speak to a professional yourself before deciding on what air purifier to use.

If you’d like to know more about which air purifier might be right for you, call J & W Heating and Air to speak with one of our qualified technicians. We professionally install air purifiers in the Jacksonville area.

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Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two more
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Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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