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How Long Does an Air Scrubber Installation Take?


If you’re worried about the quality of your home’s indoor air, you have a good reason to be. The EPA estimates that indoor air may have up to five times more pollution than the air outdoors. This is because air stays trapped inside and continues to re-circulate while you continue to bring more germs inside each time you return home.

The good news is, you can improve your indoor air quality with air scrubber installation in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Keep reading to learn more about the installation of an air scrubber including how long installation takes. 

What Is an Air Scrubber?

An air scrubber works similarly to an air purifier. However, it is different because of the way it cleans your air. An air scrubber doesn’t use a filtration system like an air purifier. Instead, there is a germicidal UV light that pairs with a catalytic process to kill germs that are both in the air and on surfaces around your home. An air scrubber gets installed inside your existing HVAC system so that it cleans all circulating air before it reaches your rooms. 

Air Scrubber Installation

The first step in air scrubber installation is ensuring that the device gets installed in the proper location. The air scrubber needs to sit inside your HVAC system right after the air handler. This allows all of the air to flow through a honeycomb-like filter that helps break down any smoke, gas, and other pollution in the air. 

At the same time, a UV germicidal light is helping to kill bio-organisms in the air like mold, fungus, viruses, and bacteria. Correct placement of the air scrubber is crucial to ensuring that all of the air passing through your HVAC system is cleaned properly which is why you should always leave air scrubber installation to a professional HVAC company.

Our team will have to drill holes in your existing ductwork to secure the air scrubber inside of your HVAC system. The actual installation process doesn’t take more than a couple of hours. Of course, part of ensuring that you have clean air is ensuring that your entire HVAC system is also clean to begin with. 

If you have dust and dirt built up inside of your system, that’s completely normal as time passes. However, our team may need to take extra time to clean out the inside of your system, including cleaning the inside of your ductwork. This ensures that you have a fresh start with your new air scrubber. Otherwise, your air scrubber may be working against existing dust and other particles blowing through your ductwork system and mixing with clean air.

How Long Does an Air Scrubber Take to Clean the Air? 

Your air scrubber will begin working immediately to clean the air in your home. After around two hours, you can expect for around 80% of the contaminants in your air to be gone. Within 24 hours, 99% of all surface contaminants will be eliminated along with 90% of airborne particles. 

Your comfort is our business. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment for air scrubber installation.

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