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How Air Purifiers Clean Your Home’s Indoor Air

The interior air of homes can accumulate a much larger amount of airborne contamination than the outdoor air. The air that circulates through the closed system of a home will continue to pick up dirt, dander, lint, dust from the interior, as well as chemicals, smoke, and odor molecules. To combat these problems, you should consider contacting indoor air quality experts and see what sort of installations will help you clean your air while maintaining the energy efficiency of the HVAC system.

One option available is an electronic air purifier, also known as an electronic air cleaner. APC Plumbing & Heating can help you locate and install an air purifier in Littleton, CO that will do a superb job of giving your whole household healthier air. We offer other IAQ installations as well, so if an electronic air purifier isn’t the optimal choice, we can also install air filtration systems and UV air purifiers. Just give us a call today to get started.

How air purifiers work

Electronic air purifiers do not use filtration to eliminate pollutants from the air, but instead use ionization that changes the charge of the particles passing through the HVAC system. The standard electronic air purifier uses a method called corona discharge, which creates an intense electrical field through which the air in the ducts must pass. The ion molecules in this field are drawn toward the large particles in the air—the contaminants—causing them to gain a negative charge. The particles may also lose an electron to the ionization field, gaining a positive charge.

These charged particles are then attracted to any object that has the opposite charge. The air purifier is equipped with two metal plates, one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge, and these pull down the ionized contaminants and trap them. The charged particles will also attract each other, forming into larger clumps that will naturally settle out of the air.

Air purifiers can target much smaller contaminants than standard air filters, down to 0.1 micron or less, and this makes them effective at removing chemicals and odor molecules that would otherwise escape through a mechanical filter. An indoor air quality professional can help you determine if an electronic air purifier is the right kind of system to eliminate the pollutants circulating through your home.

Our team at APC Plumbing & Heating is glad to assist you with achieving better indoor air quality for your home with installation of an air purifier in Littleton, CO. Call us today to arrange an appointment to find out what services your home may need for the best air quality possible.

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