What HVAC Distributors Need to Know About Air Purification

What HVAC Distributors Need to Know About Air Purification

Here’s what you need to know about air purifiers, especially purification devices that are designed to be installed induct or within an HVAC system.

Millions of people turn to HVAC distributors for guidance and trustworthy advice about air conditioning systems in their homes, businesses, schools, and medical centers. And with the COVID-19 pandemic raising awareness around indoor air quality, many HVAC distributors have found themselves fielding questions about the best ways to ensure safe air inside.

Do you have a client — whether an end-user, contractor, or spec engineer — that’s interested in learning more about air purification? As an air care expert, you already know HVAC systems like the back of your hand, but when it comes to air purifiers, it’s critical to remember the following points so you can give the best recommendation possible to your clients.

Here’s what you need to know about air purifiers, especially purification devices that are designed to be installed induct or within an HVAC system.

1. AC and air purifiers serve different purposes

While these two air care products can work together beautifully, they are engineered and developed with entirely different purposes in mind.

Air conditioning systems are all about comfort. Their biggest benefit is that they put the ability to control humidity, temperature, and ventilation indoors at the fingertips of the system’s owner. But air purifiers have a dramatically different purpose – to remove harmful airborne contaminants from an indoor space.

What makes an HVAC system the perfect fit for a specific client’s space can’t be applied to a purifier, and vice versa. Just because a particular manufacturer’s AC systems are top-of-the-line doesn’t guarantee that their air purification technologies are up to par.

In the same way that you’d analyze a customer’s HVAC needs by asking questions about the size of the space itself and their budget for installation, upkeep, and maintenance, you need to understand your customer’s goals and expectations for their purifier.

Do they want a system that removes basic pollutants like pet hair and dust, or are they looking for an advanced solution that destroys harmful biological pathogens? Different clients will have needs of varying intensity, and the air purifier in the HVAC solution you recommend to them will change accordingly.

2. HVAC air purification systems are not equally efficient

Because they use different methods and technology to cleanse the air of pollutants, HVAC system air purifiers have vastly different efficacy rates. Some systems are only able to remove a particular type of contaminant from the air while being essentially useless against other matter.

  • UV air purifiers use Ultra-Violet (UV) light to destroy bacteria, viruses, and other organic compounds. They have special bulbs which emit rays that can kill contaminants, but many of these systems are only effective on pollutants that come into direct contact with the light.

 

  • Filter-based air purifiers use fans to mechanically force air through pleated high-efficiency particulate arresting filters, which trap pollutants in tiny pores as they pass through the filter. However, filters don’t create chemical reactions that neutralize biological pathogens like molds, bacteria, and viruses.
  • Hydrogen peroxide air purifiers emit the super-effective compound to eradicate airborne pollutants, including biological pathogens. The chemical essentially stops contaminants in their tracks and destroys them, rather than trapping them as a filter does.

For clients with a small space and minimal pollutants, a filter-based system could potentially fulfill their needs. But for people seeking a big-picture solution to ensure that their indoor air is free of dangerous contaminants, a hydrogen peroxide air purifier is the superior choice.

3.AC purifier system cost of ownership varies wildly

Beyond the initial purchase price of an air purifier, several regular costs can quickly add up. Regular maintenance — tasks like changing out special UV bulbs and replacing filters — can take up both a significant amount of time and energy. Those replacement parts can also be expensive.

That’s not to mention the fact that some air purifiers can’t be installed into already existing HVAC systems. Your client likely won’t be thrilled with the idea of revamping their entire AC to add an air purifier, so you should consider solutions with hassle-free installation.

Tadiran is committed to partnering with HVAC distributors. We know that you’re a trusted resource for your customers, and we know your recommendation is extremely meaningful to the people who’d benefit the most from our cutting-edge air purification solution.

Our unique hydrogen peroxide-based air purifier TADIRAN AIROW is raising the bar for clean air in homes, offices, schools, and businesses. In FDA-cleared lab testing, the device was proven to eradicate a staggering 99.999% of the COVID-19 virus in indoor spaces. It’s also extremely effective at eliminating other nasty biological pathogens like molds, bacteria, and VOCs.

The best part? This plug-and-play solution can be seamlessly installed into an existing HVAC system, with no need for a complicated overhaul. Want to learn more about how Tadiran’s air purification can help your customers enjoy pathogen-free air in their indoor space, get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you.

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