During this time of year especially, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoors. You may think that the air filter which came standard with your HVAC system is the solution to this, but that is not the case. The purpose of that air filter is to protect the inside components of your HVAC unit.
Your HVAC’s standard air filter can and does contribute to your indoor air quality, and works best when changed at least every 3 months. However, that is not its main purpose. For truly purified air, you’ll want to consider an electronic air cleaner, which is installed directly into your home’s heating and cooling system.
What Are the Benefits?
When used correctly and maintained, an electronic air cleaner can trap and filter up to 99% of airborne particles that pass through your HVAC system, making sure that cleaner air is distributed to all rooms within your home. When the air goes through this device, the pre-filter traps many of the larger particles and adds a charge to smaller particles, which are attracted to a plate where they are collected.
Electronic air cleaners effectively remove microscopic impurities from your air. This includes dust, smoke, and smog, in addition to pet dander and mold spores. While these may seem like harmless particles, they can actually make you and your family sick. This is particularly true for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.
For the best results with an electronic air cleaner, it’s important that you make sure to clean the plates on a regular basis. The effectiveness of this device does wear down as dirt accumulates on the plates, but a quick wipe-down will resolve this. Overall, electronic air cleaners are an excellent way to filter the air you breathe and keep you and your family healthy.
For more information about our air cleaners in San Antonio, TX and to inquire about installation, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today.