Electronic Air Cleaning — Because You Need A Breather From Seasonal Allergies

Electronic Air Cleaning — Because You Need A Breather From Seasonal Allergies

Electronic Air Cleaning -- Because You Need A Breather From Seasonal AllergiesAnyone experiencing seasonal allergies knows that retreating indoors does not always bring relief. In some cases, indoor air can be even more polluted than outdoor air. A reliable way to keep your indoor air clean and a source of allergy relief is by using an electronic air cleaning system.

Electronic air cleaning systems, when combined with germicidal ultraviolet (UV) lights, are powerful weapons against indoor air contaminants and the substances that cause allergies to flare up and cause discomfort. The air cleaners remove particulates such as dust, dirt, pollen and fibers while the UV light kills organic matter and potentially harmful microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and mold spores.

The two most common types of electronic air cleaners are electrostatic precipitators and ion generators. They are installed within the ductwork near the main HVAC unit in your home. There, all of the air that heats or cools your home also travels through the air cleaner.

  • Electrostatic precipitators use a high-voltage electrical source to charge particles in the air as they are drawn through an ionization area. These charged particles are then attracted to flat metal collecting plates with an opposite charge, where they accumulate.
  • Ion generators send charged ions into the airflow in your HVAC system. These ions attach to and charge particulate matter in the air. These charged particles are attracted to surfaces in your home such as walls, furniture or drapes. The particles can also attach to each other and settle onto the floor, tables, counters or other surfaces.

UV light is a very powerful disinfectant that removes biological contaminants in the air by causing irreparable damage to an organism’s DNA, rendering it unable to reproduce. Along with electronic air cleaning units, UV lights are placed within the airflow of your forced-air HVAC systems, where they destroy microorganisms traveling within that airflow.

Air-Tro Inc. has provided design, installation, repair and maintenance to customers in the greater Los Angeles area for more than 43 years. Contact us today for more information on electronic air cleaners and UV lights and how they can keep your indoor air clear of the particles that aggravate seasonal allergies.

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Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County