Spring is welcome season for many, but it is also the bringer of sneezy tidings in the form of allergies. But if you have a whole home air conditioning system, you can hire a trained expert to add a very helpful component to your system: an air cleaner. There are three main types of air cleaners from which to choose, and determining which one will best fit your needs is something you should decide with the help of an expert. The indoor air quality specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling can assist you with all of your IAQ needs, so if you have been bracing for allergy season, give us a call today!
3 Main Choices
Here are the three main choices available to homeowners when it comes to air cleaners:
Mechanical Air Filters
Mechanical air filters are the ones you are most likely to picture when talking about air cleaners. These types of air cleaners consist of a metal frame in which filter media is connected to all four sides. Air filters can be very effective at removing allergens, but a lot depends on a filter’s individual MERV rating.
Electronic precipitators use electricity to remove contaminants and allergens. Housed in a medium-sized metal cabinet, this type of air cleaner draws air into it with a fan. The particles drawn in are charged in an ionization chamber, then collected on oppositely-charged metal plates.
Ion generators also use electricity to remove allergens and contaminants, but do so differently from electronic precipitators. With an ion generator, negative ions are dispersed into your home’s air, and the ions attach to particles and contaminants in the air. The charged particles are attracted to the surfaces in your home and land upon them, and when the surface is cleaned, the contaminants and allergens are removed.
There’s no need to suffer excessively from allergies during spring, or at any other time, when you can use an air cleaner to remove allergens. Call us today, and let our experts get the allergens out of your Bolingbrook, IL, home with a new air cleaner!