Air conditioners come equipped with basic filters to help screen out dust, pet hair and other contaminants as the air in your home cycles through the system. It’s helpful in keeping the air clean in your home. But filters are incomplete protection from dust and dirt. They can become clogged very easily, and need to be replaced periodically (an unpleasant task at best).
Furthermore, they provide incomplete protection, since smaller particles can slip through the screen and remain in your air. And the cost of replacing filters can be an unnecessary nuisance, something your household budget can easily do without. Considering the high dust count we get in the Inland Empire, which only gets worse in the summer, now is a great time to explore other options.
An electronic air filter or similar air purification system, on the other hand, can make a huge difference in terms of both your indoor air quality and the quality of life in your home overall. Here’s how it all works.
Electronic air purifiers are usually installed at the apex to your ducts, where the air conditioner (or the heater in the winter) cycles air in your home as it does its job. They contain an ionization chamber, which charges any particles that pass through them, no matter how small. The ionized particles with then stick to the sides of the chamber or a collection pan, which removes them from the air.
The effects serve as a comprehensive air cleaner: scouring the air for even the tiniest particle and removing it from circulation before it enters your home. The dust can be collected and removed readily, but doesn’t require a bulky filter and eliminates the troublesome task or replacing filters every few months.
The benefits of such a system might not be immediately apparent, but they are quite distinctive, and will last a long time. They can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Cleaner Air. Again, the biggest advantage of such a system is that it cleans the air more thoroughly than even the finest filter. No particle, no matter, how small, can escape it, and as the system runs, it constantly cycles dust and dirt out of your air. Every home can benefit from this, but particularly homes with sensitive family members such as infants or the elderly.
- Improved HVAC Performance. Removing dirt from the air will help your heater and air conditioner perform more effectively. There will be much less dust on moving parts, for example, which reduced the wear and tear caused by friction. Over time, that can help reduce the rick of repairs and even extend the overall life of the system.
- Less Housework. The reduction of dust in the air of your home means that your furnishings will be cleaner. That in turn means you won’t have to spend as much time on housework, sparing you an unpleasant chore.