Choosing An Air Cleaner? Consider The Available Types First

Choosing An Air Cleaner? Consider The Available Types FirstIf you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, choosing an air cleaner is an important step in improving the air quality of your home. According to the Mayo Clinic, an air cleaner will help to remove dust, debris, pollen and secondhand smoke, if there are smokers in your home. Before you start choosing an air cleaner for your Georgia home, it’s important to understand the types available.

Many homeowners choose among a variety of air filters to improve the air quality in their homes. Mechanical air filters act by passing air through a special screen that collects large particles. Electronic air filters use an electrical charge to attract particulate matter in the air. Both of these are relatively inexpensive options when choosing an air cleaner system for your home.

Ultraviolet air cleaners use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill viruses, bacteria and mold that pass through the UV light. This type of air cleaner has been used to lessen the risk of infection to staff and visitors in facilities treating tuberculosis. In a residential home, UV lights are normally placed within the ductwork of your HVAC system. They don’t do anything to filter out non-organic particles so they’re best used in tandem with another air-cleaning strategy.

Whole-house air cleaners can be added to any home that uses ducts to circulate air. Filters are used to reduce the total amount of dirt and debris that enters the ducts. Filters range from inexpensive ones that only remove large particles to more expensive, high-performance filters that can remove tiny particles from the air. Permanent whole-house air cleaners include permanent plates that collect particles and gases from the air. Permanent whole-house air cleaners can be expensive, but are very effective at improving the air quality in your home.

Contact Powers Heating & Air for answers to any questions you might have or for advice about improving the air quality in your Peachtree City home and choosing an air cleaner. We have been helping homeowners improve the quality of the air in their homes for more than 10 years, and look forward to helping you in choosing an air cleaner for your home.

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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