Electronic air filters


Electronic air filters

Most homeowners take comfort in the thought that they will enjoy high-quality clean air when returning to their homes. You can’t control the outdoor environment, but your home will provide a haven of high-quality air. Unfortunately, studies have shown that the average home’s air quality is two to five times more polluted than the outside air. Not only is that hard on your body, but it means extra cleaning chores to keep dust, pet dander, and dirt to a minimum. The solution you are looking for could be as simple as an Electronic Air Filter.

What Are Electronic Air Filters?

The technical term is an Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC). These are electrically powered filtration systems that are installed on your HVAC system to purify the air. The unit creates a static field and draws the air through it. This static positively charges any particles in the air stream. Then the air is drawn over a negatively charged collector to trap the now positively charged contaminants in the air.

Why EAC Is Better Than A Physical Air Filter

Most traditional fabric air filters remove particles based on their size. The finer the filter the smaller the particles it can trap, but the issue that arises is that these fine filters also restrict airflow. This means the blower motor must work harder to move the air. In essence, when you opt for high-quality filtration, you are also choosing to increase your energy bill. And over the course of many years, the added workload can shorten the life of your HVAC equipment.

In contrast, the EAC does not restrict airflow at all. There are large openings in the unit that allow air to flow freely. At the same time, the electrostatically charged collector traps even the smallest particles. This system provides the highest quality filtration without increasing your energy cost or adding to your HVAC equipment’s workload.

Filtration To Meet Your Needs

There are various types and levels of EAC available. Some combine UV light technology for added sanitation. The filtration and electrostatic models trap all airborne particles. While systems using absorption or chemisorption also capture gaseous and vaporous contaminants.

The collector trap also varies from unit to unit. Some are metal plate systems that can be placed in a dishwasher for cleaning. Others use a disposable filter that is replaced each year. And there will be some space and installation considerations as well when selecting a unit.

When you sit down with a team member from Blue Ox Heating and Air, it is also essential to discuss your filtration system goals. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or COPD, it will help determine your home’s ideal unit.

Call 952-213-3955 to schedule an appointment to discuss the benefits of electronic air filters with Blue Ox Heating And Air experts. We have the experience and expertise you want when adding a filtration system to your HVAC system.

Blue Ox Heating & Air

5720 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428