How Air Purifiers Clean Your Air

If you want to be comfortable and healthy at home, you need to be able to breathe clean, purified air every day.

While the standard heating and air conditioning system comes with a filter that helps to strain out some harmful contaminants in the home, this may not be enough to rid your living space of smaller particles that continue to cycle through the ducts. In some cases, particularly if your family members have a condition like asthma or persistent allergies, a technician may recommend that you install an electronic air purifier instead.

Electronic air purifiers utilize a process known as ionization in order to clean the air instead of the fine fiber media used in most standard one-inch air filters. There are two different types of electronic air cleaners: electrostatic precipitators and ion generators. Electrostatic precipitators contain an ionization chamber and two flat collection plates. Ions charge particles as a fan blows air through the chamber. The particles then collect on the two plates of an opposite charge, which you’ll have to clean off every one to three months or so.

Ion generators, on the other hand, project these ions into the air so that all of the particles moving in the air in your home receive a charge instead. Rather than collecting on large plates, the particles collect on surfaces in your home with an opposite charge, such as the drapes, a couch, or the walls. This is far safer than having particles float around in the air you breathe, and it will likely get cleaned up during your next home cleaning spree.

You can also choose a UV air purifier, which is installed on the indoor air handler to kill mold and microorganisms like bacteria and viruses so they are no longer a threat to breathe in. These contaminants often thrive on the indoor air handler of your HVAC system, as frequent condensation allows for ideal conditions for small organic matter to live.

We offer duct cleaning, duct sealing, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, as well as energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators for greater control over the cleanliness of the air you breathe. Keep your home protected from contaminants by calling our office today!

Call J & W Heating and Air if you decide you need an air purifier in Jacksonville or to earn more about our many other air filtration services.