Electronic Air Cleaners Reduce Indoor Pollution
The move to improve the air tightness in our homes has on the one hand helped reduce the heating costs but it has increased the need for better air filtration. Indoor air quality is directly tied to better filtration and an increased quality of life.
What are You Doing About Your Indoor Air Quality?
No matter how clean, all homes contain a certain level of indoor pollutants. Many common irritants are forced through your home constantly through your HVAC system. These systems can change the quality of the air in the home 4 to 6 times an hour.
Electronic air cleaners can help to reduce the level of these pollutants and keep the air in the home fresher and healthier.
How Do They Work?
These systems use cells consisting of plates and wires. A charge is placed on the wires and any particles passing through receive a charge and are attracted to and deposited on the plates in the cell.
The cells and pre-filter are cleaned and re-used.
Initially this has a higher purchase cost than upgrading your standard filter to an electronic air cleaner, but this is more than offset by the lower maintenance costs over time. Additionally they remove smaller particles and organic particles.
Is a Whole House Air Cleaner Better?
Whole house air cleaners, also known as hybrid air cleaners, work a bit like a magnet. They charge the particles in the air and then collect them with an opposite charge.
Depending on your needs, a single whole house system might work, or you might require supplementary systems for individual rooms. What’s important is what works best for your unique situation- this is where are expertise comes in.
Indoor Pollution is in the Top Five of all Health Risks
No matter how clean your home is, there are likely pollutants hanging around. These can include:
- Carbon Dioxide
- Carbon Monoxide
- Dirt particles
- Tobacco smoke
- Excessive levels of radon gas
The air cleaner can help to flush these pollutants from your home and make the air in your home much healthier.
If you are interested in an electronic air cleaner or just want more information so you can better understand the concept, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.