If you are a homeowner, you know just how hard it is to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Pet dander, dust mites, dirt and other debris can cause allergies, labored breathing and other respiratory problems.
How can you properly filter pollutants from your home?
This article from HGTVPro.com can help. It describes the newest trend in home air purification – whole home cleaning systems, which can be incorporated into most HVAC systems.
Perhaps the most economical option, the electrostatic recessed air cleaner, is designed to be low profile, mimicking the look of a register vent. It is concealed within a return air box and installed inconspicuously in a ceiling or a wall. As air passes through the return vent, pollutants are trapped and filtered by the polarizing process in the core and an activated carbon filter.
These cleaners are easy to maintain, requiring a simple cleaning and filter replacement every 30-60 days.
Higher-end electrostatic air cleaning systems tie directly into your home’s HVAC system, mounted between the air handler and return duct. These air cleaners use a combination of electrostatic polarization and High Efficiency Particle Arresting (HEPA) or MERV filters, and can remove particles from the air as small as 0.3 microns. But, unlike the electrostatic recessed air cleaner, these units do produce a small amount of ozone.
Your third choice, also a higher-end system, is the HEPA air purifier. These units are not associated with the HVAC system and use pleated HEPA filters to trap particles, along with a fan to pull air through the filter. And like the electrostatic recessed air cleaner, the HEPA air purifier does not produce ozone.
For more detailed information, it is best to contact your local heating and air conditioning specialist. They will be able to recommend the right system to fit your needs and your budget.
If you have any questions, Fresh Air Concepts can help. Call 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!