Some of Your Options for Air Cleaners

How can you have cleaner air in your house without throwing open the windows and doors for a few hours every day? Although fresh air is wonderful sometimes, Texas weather during the summer isn’t very friendly toward homes that do this too often. Whenever you open up doors and outside windows, you reduce the heat seal on your home that helps save energy by keeping out excess warmth.

One option available to you for cleaner air is to install an air cleaner into your home’s HVAC system. You can contact a respected heating and cooling contractor who also specializes in indoor air quality to install the right air cleaner for your home, fit ideally to the ventilation system. Look to Ardon Maintenance in Huntsville, TX for an air purifier selection that will improve the air in your family’s home so you’ll have better health and a more efficient air conditioning and heating system.

A few of the different choices you have for air cleaners

  • Mechanical filters: The standard method of cleaning polluting particles from the air that moves through a ventilation system is the mechanical filter. Your air conditioner and heater already have air filters installed; however these are not primarily for improving air quality, but for protecting the interior of the HVAC system from damage. To improve your air, you’ll need a HEPA filter that can trap particles down to 0.3 microns in size. The weave of fibers in a mechanical filter draws particles and traps them, and prevent 97.8% of contaminants form passing through.
  • Electronic air purifiers: Air purifiers that work from electricity aren’t filters. They instead ionize the air in the ventilation system that passes over them and then draws the particles attached to the ions down onto a plate. Purifiers work more effectively than HEPA filters because they can trap gas, chemicals, and smoke that pass through mechanical filters, stopping the passage of particles down to 0.1 microns in size. Air purifiers require electricity to run, but the benefits they provide to an HVAC system far outweigh the small cost to run.
  • UVGI cleaners: This stands for “ultraviolet germicidal irradiation,” and they use the action of UV lights to kill off bacteria, ranging from molds to viruses. They also affect allergens and many other biological pollutants that can trigger illness. UVGI cleaners do not affect dust and dirt, so you will need to have one installed in connection with another type of filter for a full cleaning effect.

The NATE-certified technicians at Ardon Maintenance are skilled at installing any of the above air cleaners into your home’s ventilation system.

Whether you need UV lights, an air cleaner, or an air purifier in Huntsville, TX, contact our team right away. We will make sure you get what you need to enjoy healthy indoor air. 

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