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What Kind of Air Cleaner is Right for You?

Spring has returned to the Inland Empire and with it comes the renewed problem of allergens, dust and other unwanted particles in the air. Homeowners in Yucaipa, CA and other nearby cities need to brace themselves for another round, especially if they have sensitive family members or those vulnerable to illnesses, such as newborns or the elderly. An air cleaning system may be a perfect way to get those particles out of the air and provide a clean environment for your family. There are a number of different kinds of air cleaners, however, and which one is right for you may be a question of individual circumstances.


Filters are the easiest means of air cleaner to use, since most systems come equipped with them upon installation. You can help your cause on this front by replacing your filters every month and using high density filters such as HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arresting) filters to keep the dust and dirt to an absolute minimum. Consult with an air conditioning technician to get an idea of which filter is right for you, or schedule filter replacement as part of a general maintenance session.

Electronic Air Cleaners

Electronic air cleaners use an ionization chamber to zap particles as they pass through the ducts in your heating and air conditioning system as it runs. The ionized particles stick to a collection plate, removing them from circulation in your air. This type of system is more expensive than a filter, but works more effectively since no particle, no matter how small, can escape it.

UV Air Cleaners

UV air cleaners shine a sheet of ultraviolet light across the ducts in your home, which instantly kills single-celled organisms such as germs and bacteria. The light is harmless to humans and pets, but makes an effective guard for homes beset by colds, illnesses and biological contamination.

Contact Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to discuss your air cleaner options further!

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