Thanks to the advancement in HVAC technology over the years, most of the air purifiers currently on the market today do fantastic jobs of eliminating dust and smoke from indoor spaces. However, those are only particles that HEPA filters have collected.
Mold, on the other hand, is a fungus that cannot be simply removed by a HEPA filter. Unlike dust and smoke, mold is a living, breathing thing. With failure to properly clean filters and ensure proper air purification, mold spores can quickly attach themselves to filthy filters.
In this article, we’ll discuss how air purifiers work to combat the spread of mold in residential and commercial spaces, as well as the two types of air purifiers that are best equipped to combat the spread of indoor molds.
- How Do Air Purifiers Help Control the Accumulation of Mold?
- The Best Indoor Air Purifier Types for Combating the Spread of Mold
- Partnering with Xtraire for Your Commercial and Residential HVAC Needs
How Do Air Purifiers Help Control the Accumulation of Mold?
Mold spores can quickly infiltrate our homes and office buildings with simple access through open windows. Mold thrives in wet environments, which is why mold spores flourish in the high-humidity environments that often house commercial and residential HVAC equipment. When the mold spores have multiplied enough, they will float through the air like dust, looking for a new host. With powerful air purifiers, these harmful mold particles are “fried” and removed from the air, resulting in safer, more comfortable living and working environments.
The Best Indoor Air Purifier Types for Combating the Spread of Mold
UV light air purifiers
UV light air purifiers collect a wide variety of mold spore types, including Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus. Mold spores range in size from 3 to 100 microns, and through the electric interaction that occurs between the UV light rays and the mold bacteria, the spores are neutralized and removed from the indoor air. For those looking for more powerful solutions for eliminating mold infestations, UV light air purifiers may be an effective option.
Dehumidifier-Air Purifier Combinations
Moisture is mold’s best friend. Mold thrives in damp and humid interior environments, and as such, mold is most typically seen in areas such as bathrooms, basements, and enclosed rooftops.
A dehumidifier is a type of air conditioner that removes moisture from the air—the only gadget capable of reducing relative humidity to 30 to 50 percent. Coupled with standard air purification technology, dehumidifiers offer a powerful solution for keeping the growth and spread of mold spores under control.
Partnering with Xtraire for Your Commercial and Residential HVAC Needs
Interested in learning more about air purification? Contact the Xtraire team today to learn more about our air purification solutions!