What Kinds of Air Cleaners Are Available?

Air conditioners and heaters are vital to a comfortable homes, but they can only address the temperature in your home, not the indoor air quality. Huntsville, TX often experiences air quality issues, from dust and pollen to issues created by high humidity. An air cleaner installed in your household can make a huge difference in your life: raising the indoor air quality and helping your family to a happier, healthier life in the process. But not all air cleaners are the same. Many of them are designs to address specific issues, and which one works best depends on the needs of your family. Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of air cleaners that are available.

  • Filters. Filters are the most common forms of air cleaners: straining the air through a mesh that filters out dust and germs. Ideally, you should have HEPA (high efficiency particular air) filters installed, but generally speaking, the most effective types you can afford are best.
  • Electronic Air Cleaners. Electronic air cleaners ionize contaminants, which charges them and causes them to stick to a collection plate. They work well against dust and pollen by taking those particles out of circulation.
  • UV Lights. UV, or ultraviolet, lights set up a field that germs and bacteria pass through as they circulate through your system. It kills them and prevents them from replicating, cutting down on the risk of illness in your home.
  • Humidifiers. Humidifiers tend to work best in the winter, when the air gets dry. They lower static electricity and help keep your throat and sinuses from feeling itchy and scratchy.
  • Dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers pull excess moisture out of the air: causing your skin to feel less clammy and reducing the spread of mold and bacteria. Dehumidifiers can also reduce strain on your air conditioner, reducing monthly bills and lowering the risk of repairs.

If you’d like to install an air cleaner in your home, call upon Ardon Maintenance today!

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