Are you concerned about particle contamination in your home? You may want to consider the installation of an electronic air cleaner in Atlanta. There are a couple of types of electronic air cleaners to choose from, as we’ll explain below. It’s important to hire trained professionals for installation to ensure that you gain the full benefits of your electronic air cleaner, so call the professionals at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today.
Two Types of Electronic Air Cleaners
There are two types of electronic air cleaners, and each uses electrostatic attraction to trap particles; they just do it differently. The two types of air cleaners are:
- Electrostatic precipitators
- Ion generators
Electrostatic precipitators work by drawing particles into them with a fan. Once the particles are inside the cabinet, they enter an ionization section where they are negatively-charged. As the particles continue through the chamber, they are captured by oppositely-charged metal collection plates. These plates should be cleaned every 3 months to ensure the air cleaner stays effective.
Ion generators also charge particles, but do it by dispersing negative ions into the air. An ion generator does not draw particles to it, nor does it collect charged particles on collection plates. Instead, the dispersed negative ions attach themselves to particles in your air; the ions are attracted to the surfaces in your home, such as walls and countertops, and collect there. The particles are removed when the surfaces are cleaned.
Electronic air cleaners can be added directly to your HVAC system so that they work automatically, as compared to individual room air cleaners that you have to manage on your own.
Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality specialists.