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The Best Air Purifiers for Reducing Mold

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

An air purifier can reduce mold in your La Verkin, UT home

The air in your home in La Verkin, UT, is probably full of mold spores. A certain amount is to be expected, as it is impossible to get rid of mold completely. Filtering out some of the spores, however, can improve your indoor air quality. Mold remediation specialists recommend an air filtration system that includes a HEPA filter and an activated carbon pre-filter.

HEPA Filtration

Many particles that an air purifier removes are too small to see. When HEPA filters are tested using a particle counter, they consistently remove more of the smaller particles, such as fungus spores, than other types of purifiers. Some of the top-rated HEPA purifiers include:

  • Oransi OV200
  • Oransi Max
  • BlueAir 450E
  • Austin Air Healthmate

These filters can range from about $330 to $650. You get great performance for this price, though. A HEPA filter removes particles as air passes through it. One particularly notable benefit of HEPA filters is that they don't lag in performance as they become dirtier. You can expect the same quality of air filtration from the time you first turn on the machine until it is time to replace the HEPA filter altogether.

Activated Carbon Filter

In addition to removing particles such as dust and mold spores from the air, these air purifiers can also minimize odors inside your home if they have an activated carbon pre-filter. The machine does two jobs in one. It filters out over 99% of the particles that cause the smell and then takes care of the smell itself. When combined with a machine that uses a HEPA filter, the activated carbon can make your air smell fresh and clean.

While the prices may seem a little steep, an air filtration system with a HEPA filter and activated carbon pre-filter can be well worth the cost. It can improve both the air quality and the odor control in your home.

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