What Is the Difference Between An Air Purifier and An Air Scrubber?

Air purifiers and air scrubbers are both used to improve your indoor air quality levels, and often they seem to be used interchangeably. In some cases, homeowners believe that air scrubbers are simply a type of air purifier. But there is a difference between the two, and that difference may be important to reaching the air quality levels you want for your indoor air. Unsure which is the right choice for you? Let’s break down the difference in today’s blog.

The Difference Between Air Purifiers and Air Scrubbers

Both air scrubbers and air purifiers work to clear the air of contaminants in your home so that you can breathe fresh air more freely indoors. These are both helpful indoor air quality tools, especially for households with children or those who have respiratory issues. But the way that air scrubbers and air purifiers clear the air in your home can be very different. To start, let’s explain what an air purifier is and what an air scrubber is.

What Is An Air Purifier?

An air purifier is a device installed within your ductwork that cleans the air by purifying the air within its system. The goal is for the air in your vents to pass through the air purifier, cleansing it of any contaminants, and then be redistributed through your home. This does not immediately clear the air in your home of contaminants, but at length as air cycles through your purifier and then back into the home, you will notice improvement in your indoor air quality levels and the air will become clear. It works by causing the dust atoms and other air pollutant atoms to split within the purifier, thus breaking down the pollutant.

What Is An Air Scrubber?

Air scrubbers are called such for a reason. They “scrub” the air in your home until it becomes clear. They use filters, either wet or dry, to suck the air towards the air scrubber, clean it, and redistribute it throughout your home. In some cases, such as that of the Air Scrubber ®, UV germicidal lights are used to remove contaminants from the air. In the case of an air scrubber, they’re able to remove not only contaminants like dust and dirt but also harmful chemicals that might be polluting your air.

Why Choose the Air Scrubber ®?

The Air Scrubber ® works so efficiently that it’s been awarded a Certified Space Technology seal of approval by the Space Foundation. If it’s good enough for spacecrafts, you can be confident that it will be the right call for your home. By using UV germicidal light, this air scrubber tackles the very DNA of the indoor air contaminants, clearing up to 99.9% of harmful contaminants from your home. If you want the best, most secure solution to indoor air quality levels, it really doesn’t get any better than the Air Scrubber ®.

Interested in an air scrubber for your home? Let Service Champions help! Contact us today for more information or schedule your installation.

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