With the public becoming more aware of indoor air pollution and the need for indoor air quality, you have probably grown accustomed to hearing of air purification devices such as electronic air cleaners. While this term may seem to readily define itself, you may find yourself wondering exactly what it is that an electronic air cleaner does.
Electronic air cleaners are actually a very specific brand of air purification. These devices work much like normal mechanical filtration purifiers, using a fan to pull in your dirty indoor air. Once in the system, airborne particles are given an electronic charge before passing over a series of plates containing the opposite charge. As polar opposites attract, the particles are collected by the plates and removed from your household air. This technology is so efficient that up to 99 percent of airborne contaminants can be removed from the air your family breathes.
Electronic air cleaners are available as stand-alone portable units or as a whole-house, HVAC-integrated option. While the smaller units can be quite efficient in a single room, whole-house electronic air cleaners are obviously more efficient throughout the household. They are also quieter, as they are an integrated part of your HVAC system.
If you are thinking about adding an electronic air cleaner to your home HVAC system, contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical and let our trained technicians help you assess the unique needs of your household. For more information, contact us today at (503) 994-9924!