Our extensive experience with residential and commercial air purification installation spans systems of all sizes, handling all kinds of airborne pollutants. From whole-facility systems to source capture air purifiers, combustible dust, to toxic fumes, we handle all from start to finish.
If you need air purification installations explicitly customized to your needs, trust Conejo Valley Heating and Air to develop an air purifying system that aligns with your goals. The installation scope does not matter; we are equipped to handle every aspect of your air purification project. What’s more, we use products from proven brands in the industry and engineered with the best materials and technologies.
How Air Purification Works
Start Eliminating Odors with Air Purification
Allergens like pet dander, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, pollen, and smoke can incredibly impact your lungs and immune system. An air purifier – installed into your existing HVAC system – uses filters, electrical attraction, or ozone to remove these allergens and other pollutants from the air. This helps eliminate germ and odor while preventing the production of anything harmful in your home air.
Air purification works in three primary stages, namely pre-filter, deodorized filter, and HEPA filter. But note that whereas the basic working is standard across all air cleaners, the actual purification processes vary depending on the technology incorporated in a particular cleaner.
During the pre-filter stage, the air cleaner sucks in the polluted air inside the room. The sucked air flows through the pre-filter, removing large dust particles, including dust mite, pet hair, etc.
The deodorized filter consists of activated carbon that efficiently traps gases and odors that pass through it.
In the third stage, the relatively cleaner air flows through the HEPA filter, which filters 99.97% of pollutants in the air. Finally, a fan motor housed in the air purifier blows out the filtered air.
Types of Air Purification Systems
1. Filter-Based Air Purification Systems
» Flat Filter
Flat filters are ideal for homes heated through forced air. They are designed to stop large particles of dust but allow the passage of microscopic particles that irritate the lungs. These filters clog quickly, which is why you need to change them more often (at least once per month).
» Extended Media Filters
They are boxy units (about 8 inches thick) that encompass a pile of filtration media, making them a more effective alternative to standard filters. Their large size allows for the installation into the ductwork of an HVAC system, but this is a task you should leave to a professional HVAC contractor.
» Electrostatic Precipitators
Also known as electronic filters, electrostatic precipitators use electrostatic energy to filter pollutant air. As air flows through, a high voltage charges the particles. An oppositely charged collector plate grabs the particles, separating them from the air. These filters do not need replacing, but you must clean the aluminum collector plates every few months.
» Ultraviolet Filters
If you are constantly worried about germs, an ultraviolet filter system could be your best option. They use ultraviolet light to neutralize viruses and bacteria from pollutant air instantly.
2. Duct-Based Systems
Also known as in-duct or in-line air purifiers, these units are installed into your home’s or business’ existing air ducts, filtering pollutants in the air flowing through your ductwork.
3. Stand-Alone Air Purifying Systems
Stand-alone or portable air purifiers are a practical option for a home without central air-conditioning or heating. They are generally installed in a closet or attic. Also available are whole house units that require attic installation and ducting to individual rooms in your home.