Electronic Air Cleaning Provides A Breath Of Fresh Air
Many Florida homeowners suffer from poor indoor air quality. Florida residents tend to keep doors and windows sealed to hold conditioned air in, inadvertently trapping unhealthy air pollution indoors. If you notice poor indoor air quality or tend to keep your home sealed up to hold air conditioning in, consider an electronic air cleaner to improve your home’s air quality.
Whether you have noticeably dirty air or not, electronic air cleaners are a must-have for people with the following health problems:
- Allergies, especially pollen, pet dander, dust and mold allergies
- Respiratory problems
- Frequently itchy eyes
- Frequently runny nose
How they work
Electronic air cleaning removes unhealthy particulate matter from your home’s air. Electronic air purifiers give particles in the air a charge, causing them to stick to surfaces rather than remaining in the air. Electronic air cleaning reduces dust, pet dander, mold spores, pollen and odors throughout your home.
Ionizers are a type of electronic air cleaner that work by sending ions into the air. The ions stick to particles in the air, giving them a charge and causing them to settle around your home. An electrostatic precipitator is another type of electronic air cleaner which works by giving particles in the air a charge as they pass through your air ducts. The particles then stick to oppositely-charged plates within the air ducts.
Some people prefer one type of air cleaner over the other, as each has its benefits and drawbacks. Ionizers require you to dust your home more frequently, while electrostatic precipitators require you to clean the charged metal plates once in a while. Both fit conveniently inside your air ducts.
If you have frequent illnesses and colds, consider using electronic air cleaning in conjunction with UV lights, which sterilize air as it passes through your air ducts, killing the germs and viruses that electronic air cleaners miss.
For help choosing and installing an electronic air cleaning system in the Englewood area, contact the experts at Symbiont Service Corp.
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