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Air cleaners can significantly improve the air quality inside your home, but the effectiveness of an air filtration system will depend on how efficiently it filters indoor pollutants and what type of pollutants you want to target. While mechanical and electronic air cleaners are the two main types of air cleaners, there are many different models on the market, ranging from fairly inexpensive basic devices to sophisticated air cleaning systems.
If you are in the market for an air filtration system, it’s important to talk to an HVAC professional to help you make an informed decision. At Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we install only the highest quality air cleaners, and we are here to answer any of your questions and help you choose the right air cleaning system for your Atlanta area home.
Mechanical Air Cleaners
Mechanical air cleaners are also called mechanical air filters because they clean the air by trapping pollutants in a filter material. HEPA filters are the standard for mechanical air cleaners, which remove large airborne particles at a faster and more efficient rate than electronic cleaners, but they are not as effective when targeting smaller particles.
For people who are mainly concerned with allergens or harmful bacteria in the home, it is more cost–effective to purchase a mechanical air cleaner. The HEPA filter is better at removing these particles from the indoor air, and mechanical air cleaners are cheaper than electronic ones. With a mechanical air cleaner, your main expense is the cost of buying replacement filters.
Electronic Air Cleaners
Electronic air cleaners are more advanced than mechanical cleaners because they attract and trap particles with an electrostatic charge. When the air moves through the electronic air cleaner, the harmful particles are charged by an ionizer and separated from the clean air that is circulated back into the home. Electronic air cleaners are more expensive overall because of this technology and the cost of the energy it takes to run them.
While they are better at trapping smaller particles, electronic cleaners are not as efficient as mechanical filters when removing larger particles. Some homeowners prefer to use a combination of both systems to purify the indoor air, but cost is a major consideration for many people. Depending on your needs, a mechanical air cleaner on its own may be your best option.
Air Cleaner Installation
At Wall Heating & Air, we care about the health and safety of our customers, and we make sure that our Atlanta metro area customers are satisfied with all of our products and services. If you are concerned about the quality of your indoor air, call us today to ask about our products and how we can improve the air quality inside your home.