Breathe Easier with Professional Indoor Air Filtration Solutions

Sep 15, 2020

Across the US, homes and businesses have recently shown a heightened interest in air quality solutions. With the current pandemic, wildfires throughout the country, and the upcoming cold/flu season, this rise in healthy air quality solutions is not surprising. In alignment with our commitment to serving the needs of our community, Newcomb and Company has stepped up to offer HVAC air cleaning solutions. Here is what you need to know about residential and commercial air purification, brought to you by the Raleigh air quality experts at Newcomb and Company.

Popular Types of Whole-House Air Purification

At Newcomb and Company, our air quality professionals examined a range of popular air purification methods and systems. With careful consideration, we decided to partner with iWave and their needle-point bi-polar ionization method of cleaning the air. Why? Because these systems offer highly effective and comprehensive air cleaning solutions without unnecessary risks or maintenance. Here is a closer look at popular air purification methods:

  • Indoor Air Purifying Units: Indoor air purification units have a long history of combating indoor air quality concerns. However, these systems often trap pollutants in your home rather than neutralizing them. They also require frequent maintenance, such as air filter changes, cleanings, and more. Finally, their purification capacity is often limited, as they usually only clean the air of the room they are placed in.
  • UVC Light Purification: These systems have taken off recently, as they are known for eliminating germs. UVC systems use light waves on the UV spectrum to kill germs and bacteria. However, they can produce harmful radiation when used indoors and they only target living microorganisms—so they are not as effective against certain indoor pollutants, like smoke and pollen.
  • Ionization Systems: Ionization systems work by neutralizing the ions in particles that are circulating throughout your home. Unlike other systems, they are widely effective and require little-to-no maintenance.

How Does iWave Air Purification Work?

In a new and upcoming air purification technology, iWave uses needle-point bi-polar ionization. So how does this work to clean the air? iWave systems actively create equal amounts of positively-charged and negatively-charged ions in the air. This process breaks down and transforms harmful particles (such as pathogens, mold, smoke, allergens, viruses, and odors) into harmless compounds (such as oxygen, water vapor, and nitrogen).

For microorganisms—like viruses, bacteria, and mold—this technology removes their hydrogen molecules to kill them on the spot. For allergens—like pollen and dust—the needle-point bi-polar ionization process causes them to band together. Ordinarily too small to be filtered, these microscopic particles become large enough to be caught by your HVAC’s air filter. iWave units are installed directly into your HVAC system, so the air is cleaned as it is circulated throughout your home.

Are Air Purifiers Bad for the Environment?

While some air purifiers do have negative environmental impacts, this is not true for all brands, units, and air purification methods. For example, iWave units do not produce the same harmful byproducts (like ozone and radiation) of other air cleaning systems. They also do not require frequent bulb replacements, and they take advantage of your HVAC system’s existing filter. Collectively, iWave units eliminate the costs and waste associated with replacement parts.

Are iWave Air Purifiers Good for You?

When done correctly, air purifiers should enhance your air’s health—not harm it. With the rising popularity in UV air purification and the understanding that units that can produce harmful radiation, it is natural to feel wary about the potential health impacts of air purifiers. However, iWave systems do not produce any of the harmful radiation or other health concerns of UVC units. They are installed directly into your HVAC distribution system, so clean indoor air is the only side effect you can expect from these systems.

Solutions Built for Your System

While some air quality solutions are only built to fit certain types of HVAC units, iWave is different. The iWave brand produces air purification systems for every type of heating and cooling unit. This includes residential HVAC systems, commercial HVAC systems, and even ductless mini-split systems.

iWave Air Purifier Maintenance

The cost and time of extensive air purifier maintenance can feel like it outweighs the benefits of these systems. To combat maintenance challenges, iWave systems have unique self-cleaning technology. This means that they do not require frequent personal or professional maintenance. You can forget about extra filter changes and annual bulb replacements. Instead, enjoy years of clean air with maintenance-free peace of mind.

Newcomb and Company Local Air Purification in Raleigh


With the current pandemic involving a respiratory virus, the upcoming flu season, and the changing seasonal allergens, now is the time to consider air purification. The air quality experts at Newcomb and Company are here for you. We offer innovative, low-maintenance iWave units professional installed directly into your heating and cooling system. For homes and businesses in Raleigh, Wilmington, and surrounding areas, make an appointment with the air quality professionals at Newcomb and Company today!

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