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All About Electronic Air Cleaners for Your Home HVAC System

If you think being inside your home means you're safe from the natural and man-made allergens typically found in the outdoors, think again. Every household is filled with a variety of pollutants, from pollen to pet dander, mold spores to tobacco smoke, and more. For asthmatics and allergy sufferers in particular, these contaminants can lead to aggravated symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, as well as preventing a good night's sleep. Fortunately, installing an electronic air purifier in your home is a simple and natural means of drastically reducing indoor air pollution, in turn helping you to live a healthier life.

Traditional types of air purifiers include media filters, which physically filter particles from the air, and gas-phase filters, which target certain gasses. Electronic air purifiers employ more advanced technologies to drastically improve the efficiency of indoor air cleaning, and are capable of removing particles as small as .3 microns at 70-94% efficiency. Most common household pollutants carry an almost neutral electrostatic charge. Electronic air purifiers work by giving these particles a charge (usually a positive one), and then removing them from the surrounding area.

One type of electronic air cleaner, known as an electrostatic precipitator, charges the particles of which indoor air pollution is comprised then collects them on oppositely charged plates. These units are very simple to maintain, typically requiring the homeowner to clean the filter plates and pre- and post-filters (which can usually be done in the dishwasher) every 2 to 4 months. It is important to note, however, that if your unit is equipped with any carbon filters, which are designed to help eliminate odors, these should not be washed unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer.

Polarized media electronic air purifiers combine features of electronic air purifiers and mechanical filters. These units polarize airborne particles, which then stick to a disposable pad. A second round of filtering also helps to catch those tiny particles—odors and VOC molecules— that make it through the first time around. This is achieved by polarizing these particles, which in turn cling to other particles, rendering them large enough to be collected by the filter on the next pass through. In addition to providing efficient, thorough filtration, these units have the added benefits of being very easy to maintain (requiring only a media filter change every 1-2 years) and producing no ozone.

Whether you are a sufferer of asthma or allergies or a homeowner looking for an effective, natural way to maintain a healthier living space, an electronic air purifier can help to keep your home virtually pollutant-free. For those seeking an air purification system by a top company such as Honeywell, Trion, or Carrier, as well as those who require other HVAC services in Olathe, Kansas, the experienced professionals at Davenport Service Company can take care of all of your needs.

Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. If you need an electronic air cleaner installation from an HVAC pro in Olathe, call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!

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