Air Purifiers: A Guide for Spring Cleaning

Air Purifiers: A Guide for Spring CleaningNow that spring is here and the inevitable spring cleaning gets underway, don’t forget your indoor air quality. Thousands upon thousands of airborne particulates – among them, allergens, mold spores, dust mites, and toxic gases such as radon – can get into a home and wreak havoc on an individual’s health and well-being. With the coming of spring, you’ll want to make sure your home’s air purifiers are operating at peak performance, which means proper cleaning and maintenance.

What can happen if your air purifiers are not working properly? 

An air purifier is a home defense system against airborne pollutants emanating from:

  • formaldehyde
  • radon
  • lead
  • carbon monoxide
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • and even disinfectants.

These pollutants can cause serious health risks and are particularly threatening to home occupants suffering from allergies and respiratory ailments.

Maintenance of home air purifiers is relatively easy and economical 

Electronic air purifiers remove up to 95 percent of airborne particulates, creating a happier and healthier home. In these systems, a magnetic field attracts particulates to collector plates that need to be periodically slid out and cleaned about every three months.

  • You can clean collector plates by taking them outside and using a water hose as long as you are careful not to bend them.
  • If cleaning them in a dishwasher, do not use contact cleaners, but use a soap that’s safe to use on aluminum (such as dishwashing detergent).
  • You can clean them in the tub with dishwasher detergent, letting them soak for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let the filters air dry before sliding them back in.

Proper cleaning of cleaner cells can ensure your air purifiers will operate at peak performance, guaranteeing a healthier home environment.

Where can you go for further questions?

There is plenty of information on the web about toxins in the home as well as ways to eliminate them with proper air purifier maintenance.  For help with improving your indoor air quality, or any other HVAC issues or concerns, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We provide top-notch HVAC services to Peachtree City and the surrounding area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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