An electronic air cleaner is an effective way to improve your home’s indoor air quality. This equipment is installed in your ductwork, alongside your heating and cooling system. It uses electricity to create a charge in its filter, which attracts and traps particles like pollen, pet dander, mold and more.
While filters with a higher MERV rating, like HEPA filters, are effective at capturing extremely small particles, they’re also very thick. This density can restrict airflow in your HVAC system and increase your energy bill.
Electronic air cleaner filters have larger open areas, which make it easier for air to flow unrestricted. Air can still flow freely while the electric charge traps contaminants and particles, which remain trapped until you clean or replace the filter. One perk of this style of cleaner is that the metal plates can be washed and reused. But if you’re looking for easier upkeep, you can also use a disposable media air filter.
For even more air purification, some models include ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights. These powerful lights are the same intensity as rays that are responsible for sunburn. When used in your HVAC system, they can inactivate some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Our professionals at AC Mechanical can help you find the right indoor air quality solution for your needs and budget. Give us a call at 307-778-0515 to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation and free estimate.