Breathe Easier with Electronic Air Cleaners
Your home is a place for relaxation and peace, but in order to create such an environment, there is the constant battle of keeping it clean. Aside from the obvious chores of vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning the bathrooms, have you ever thought about cleaning the air in your home? The indoor air quality of your home is something that people don’t always consider when thinking about cleanliness. While you can and should change the filter of your home’s HVAC system regularly, a filter is not able to offer the same amount of cleaning power as an electronic air cleaner. Electronic air cleaners provide your home with a higher quality of indoor air. There are many reasons why you should consider having an electronic air cleaner installed in your home.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Air
With spring arriving and temperatures warming up, many homeowners are looking forward to opening their windows to the fresh air. Did you know that outdoor air is actually cleaner than indoor air? True, outdoor air may be exposed to more pollutants than the air inside your home. However, outdoor air pollutants are diluted because they are exposed to wind and rain. The air in your home is more stagnant, so it can actually contain up to 100 times more pollutants than outdoor air. The EPA actually rates indoor air as one of their top 5 environmental concerns. The idea of your home’s air being so gross maybe something you haven’t really considered, but now that you know, having an electronic air cleaner can be an easy solution.
If you or a loved one have breathing issues, such as allergies or asthma, you probably already take precautions to improve the indoor air quality of your home. Pollen, dust, pet dander, mold, and airborne bacteria are in every home, no matter how hard you try to keep them out. Electronic air cleaners are much more effective in trapping and removing these particles than other methods.
What is an electronic air cleaner?
An electronic air cleaner is sometimes referred to as electronic air purifier or an ionizer. The electronic air cleaner is installed inside your existing HVAC system. As air travels through the ductwork, it passes through the electronic air cleaner and is goes through a series of treatments. The largest particles, such as dust and pet dander, are trapped in a prefilter. Smaller particles continue on through the cleaner to electrically charged filters. These filters attract airborne contaminants, such as mold and bacteria and when they come into contact with the filter, electrical charges are used to trap and kill them. This prevents them from continuing to filter through your home’s airways.
Traditional HVAC Filters vs. Electronic Air Cleaners
Traditionally HVAC filters are used to filter air that goes through the ductwork of your home. However, the filters are not able to trap the smallest air particles and they must be changed frequently. Electronic air cleaners are much more effective in cleaning the air because not only do they trap the particles, but they also kill them. Electronic air cleaners are able to catch smaller particles than traditional filters and they don’t need to be replaced as often. Because of the UV light technology used to kill bacteria in the air, the electronic air cleaner can run 24/7 and just needs an annual service. Traditional filters need to be changed out at least every 3 months.
The indoor air quality of your home affects the lives of your loved ones everyday and making a change to the way you sanitize the air in your home can make a big difference. Traditional filters may impact the air quality to some degree, but electronic air cleaners are much more effective. Not only do they trap more particles, they also kill the airborne particles. Don’t breathe dirty air any longer! Contact Weather Crafters today to discuss which type of electronic air cleaner would suit your family’s needs the best and provide better indoor air quality!
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