There’s a lesser-known HVAC technology known as bipolar ionization (BPI) that can improve indoor air quality. BPI uses ionization tubes in an existing HVAC system to neutralize contaminants at their source to purify the air, negatively affect bacteria and viruses, eliminate odors, reduce dust and mold particles, and break down toxic compounds and gases.
Ionization is nature’s way of cleaning outside air. In pristine natural settings, higher ion levels are more prevalent than where there are people and pollutants. BPI mimics this process by producing positive and negative ions that attract, bind, and neutralize contaminants found in the indoor environment.
Although there are numerous ways to improve indoor air quality, many of the methods require additional outside air, higher air circulation rates, increased filtration levels, and higher indoor humidity. All these items require both high up-front costs and long-term operational costs. BPI offers a more cost-effective initial investment and less installation time. With proper application, it can reduce energy costs.