What is an Air Scrubber and Why do I Need One?


With the increased concerns about exposure to allergens, mold, VOCs and air pollutants, the quality of indoor air is becoming more important to homeowners. This is especially true if anyone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma or respiratory issues.

An air scrubber is a device that attaches directly to the ductwork of your HVAC system. It removes air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors and dust. It provides a cleaner, healthier and more efficient home. This low maintenance device uses proprietary light waves along with a specialized catalytic process to keep your home cleaner.


Here are some of the benefits of the Air Scrubber we can install in your home:

Reduce Contaminants

Every day, we bring contaminants into our homes – from our hands, clothing and shoes. They are transferred to doorknobs, countertops and floors. The Air Scrubber uses ActivePure® technology, which has been proven to destroy to up 99% of all surface contaminants*. It also purifies and cleans the air you’re breathing by reducing approximately 90% of airborne contaminants*.

The ActivePure® technology has been found to be effective against norovirus, Swine Flu (H1N1), MRSA, E.coli and other illness causing bacteria and viruses.

Chart showing reduction of airborne contaminants

Average reduction contaminants on surface graph

COVID-19 Mitigation

On September 30, 2020, the manufacturer of the Air Scrubber released results from a FDA-compliant, independent third-party lab proving that the Aerus Hydroxyl Blaster with ActivePure® Technology kills COVID-19^ on surfaces. The same patented ActivePure® Technology in the Hydroxyl Blaster is available in the Air Scrubber.

The independent laboratory established a 99.98% surface kill rate of live SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, in just 7 hours with the Aerus Hydroxyl Blaster air and surface purifiers.

Over the next two months, ActivePure® Technology testing continued. On December 14, 2020, the manufacturer released results of a new study that ActivePure® Technology rapidly eliminates 99.9% of the airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus. Testing was performed in one of the world’s top biosafety facilities – a facility that primarily tests for the US military and Center for Disease Control. The portable air purifier, Aerus Pure & Clean, drove a 99.9% reduction in viral SARS-CoV-2 particles within three minutes. The testing was performed using only the ActivePure® Technology. All other complimentary technologies and filters were removed. For a listing of products we offer that feature ActivePure® technology, visit this page.

Banishing Lingering Odors

Have you ever burnt food and the odor lingers in your home for hours and no matter what you try, you can’t get rid of the smell? With this device, you’ll be able to significantly reduce odor. It can also minimize dust and pet dander.

Reduce Irritating Particles

If you suffer from allergies, you know dust, mold, pollen and other pollutants can cause itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and lack of sleep. This device purifies the air and reduces particles that can irritate allergies and asthma.

Extend the Life of your HVAC System

By installing an Air Scrubber on your HVAC system, you’ll be helping to extend the life of your system and keep it running at peak efficiency. Dirt, dust and other debris is trapped before it enters the filter and potentially damaging the coils and blower that keep your system running.

Check out this video to learn more about the ActivePure® Technology:

Should I have an Air Scrubber installed in my home?

If you answer yes to one or any of the following questions, installing an Air Scrubber in your home could improve the quality of your life and the air you breathe.

  1. Does anyone in your family suffer from allergy symptoms?
  2. Do you ever smell cooking odors, pet odors, smoking odors or musty smells in your home?
  3. Would you like to reduce dust, mold, pet dander, or pollen in your home?
  4. Is there anyone in your house that cannot afford to get sick?
  5. Would you like to reduce up to 99% of harmful contaminants on surfaces such as kitchens and bathrooms?

If you are ready to improve the air quality in your home, schedule an appointment to install an Air Scrubber today. Stand-alone units are available for homes and businesses without ductwork. Be on your way to breathing better air and helping your family breathe easier and feel better.

Interested in learning about air quality solutions for commercial applications? Visit our Workplace Air Quality page.

If you are served by one of our other divisions, please click on the company name below to request more information.

EG Smith, serving Berks County

Here’s what some real customers are saying after installing an Air Scrubber in their home or business:

*ActivePure® Technology has been studied in controlled university testing for reduction of particulates in the air and contaminants on surfaces. 

^ActivePure® Technology was tested in a FDA-compliant, independent third-party lab for its effectiveness against COVID-19.