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Know The Difference: Air Scrubber Vs. Air Filter

The air in your home is not as clean as you think it is. Allergens like dust, pet hair, and cigarette smoke can irritate allergies and make your home smell unpleasant and in need of constant cleaning.

To help remove these contaminates and odors from your home, you can install a traditional air filter or invest in an air scrubber. Here is what you need to know about these two products to understand the differences between an air scrubber vs. an air filter and which would be the best fit for your home.

HVAC Air Filters Trap & Filter Particles

Air filters utilize a physical filter, such as a HEPA filter, that is installed in your furnace or air intake. These filters need to be changed routinely—either annually or every few months as your heating and A/C is used.

An air filter is used to maintain your home’s indoor air quality by filtering out allergens and particles like dish and hair. However, air filters on their own do not remove odors—but you can purchase some that have activated carbon to absorb unpleasant smells.

You can install and replace air filters yourself, but if you are having trouble locating where the filter is in your home or the type of filter you need, contact us today and we will be more than happy to help!

Air Scrubbers Use UV Light

Air scrubbers are different from air filters in that they are much more effective in removing allergens from the home than traditional filters.

An air scrubber is professionally installed directly into your existing HVAC system ductwork to remove harmful pollution from your home using ActivePure® technology, which uses light waves and a catalytic process that produces ions that continuously remove allergens like dust particles from the air as well as on surfaces, protecting your home’s air and its occupants from sick building syndrome.

Another benefit of installing an air scrubber in your home is that it can cover up to 3,000 square feet and also protects your heating and cooling system from dust buildup, extending its lifespan.

Contact The Professionals At Comfort Experts, Inc.

Not sure if an air scrubber is right for your home? Consult with the professionals at Comfort Experts, Inc. to discuss the benefits of installing one versus maintaining a traditional air filter.


Contact Comfort Experts Today

St. Charles, MO Area (636)-939-9220

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