Filtering pollen, dust mites, animal dander, mold and other particles from the air you breathe, is necessary to secure healthy living.
Your family’s well being is non-negotiable. We stand by our filtration system products and our team of air purification specialists will provide helpful and prompt solutions to fulfill your family’s needs.
Reports from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that air inside homes and offices have increasingly grown to become more toxic today than outdoor pollution, most especially in newer and energy efficient homes. With insulating properties designed to keep winter’s cold air out and summer’s air conditioning in, the traditional exchange of indoor and outdoor air remains poor, keeping the air within in your home, unsafe for you and your family.
Air purification processes and products should be chosen based on the kind of contaminants in one’s home.
Our specialists work with your family in determining these contaminants and finding the ideal solutions for your air purification needs. We work with you in assessing the various products available and select the one that best matches your family’s lifestyle, needs and the one that best counters environmental harms.
Air cleaners are usually classified by the method employed to remove particles of various sizes from the air. There are three general types of air cleaners on the market: mechanical filters, electronic air cleaners, and ion generators. A special note to keep in mind, because they may reduce some pollutants present in indoor air through condensation, absorption, and other mechanisms, devices such as air conditioners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers may technically be considered air cleaners.
The first step in securing your family’s well-being is to conduct air cleaning procedures. Our specialists work thoroughly and efficiently to sanitize the air in your home and from there, help you find the best solutions in maintaining a healthy, uncontaminated environment for your home.
Sanitizing Your Home: Different Types of Air-Cleaners
Air cleaners are usually classified by the method employed to remove particles of various sizes from the air. There are three general types of air cleaners on the market: mechanical filters, electronic air cleaners, and ion generators. A special note, because they may reduce some pollutants present in indoor air through condensation, absorption, and other mechanisms, devices such as air conditioners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers may technically be considered air cleaners. However, this publication includes only those devices specifically designed and marketed as air cleaners.)
Mechanical filters may be installed in ducts in homes with central heating and, or air-conditioning or may be used in portable devices which contain a fan to force air through the filter. Mechanical filters used for air cleaning are of two major types.
- Flat or panel filters generally consist either of a low packing density of coarse glass fibers, animal hair, vegetable fibers, or synthetic fibers often coated with a viscous substance (e.g., oil) to act as an adhesive for particulate material, or slit and expanded aluminum. (A flat filter in use in many homes is the typical furnace filter installed in central heating and/or air-conditioning systems.) Flat filters may efficiently collect large particles, but remove only a small percentage of respirable size particles. Flat filters may also be made of “electret” media, consisting of a permanently-charged plastic film or fiber. Particles in the air are attracted to the charged material.
- Pleated or extended surface filters generally attain greater efficiency for capture of respirable size particles than flat filters. Their greater surface area allows the use of smaller fibers and an increase in packing density of the filter without a large drop in air flow rate.
Electronic air cleaners use an electrical field to trap charged particles. Like mechanical filters, they may be installed in central heating and/or air-conditioning system ducts or may be portable units with fans. Electronic air cleaners are usually electrostatic precipitants or charged-media filters. In electrostatic precipitants, particles are collected on a series of flat plates. In charged-media filter devices, which are less common, the particles are collected on the fibers in a filter. In most electrostatic precipitants and some charged-media filters, the particles are deliberately ionized (charged) before the collection process, resulting in higher collection efficiency. Ion generators also use static charges to remove particles from indoor air. These devices come in portable units only. They act by charging the particles in a room, so they are attracted to walls, floors, table tops, draperies, occupants, etc. In some cases, these devices contain a collector to attract the charged particles back to the unit. (Note: The latter two types of devices may produce ozone, either as a byproduct of use or intentionally.
The Importance in Regular Maintenance of Home Comfort Systems
- Annual maintenance can detect weak and faulty safety devises
- Regular preventative maintenance increases the life of your system
- In these tough economical times, you should not have to worry about replacement
- Savings of up to 60% in efficiency; in terms of gas and electricity costs, a detailed cleaning and adjustment can pay for itself
- Adjustments improve performance and can balance comfort levels, decrease your chance of costly breakdowns during the most extreme conditioned days
- Routine detailing and adjustments are required by the manufacturer of your equipment, and recommended by your utility companies
Call Approved Comfort today if you have any questions about air filters!