Which is better, an electronic air cleaner or a HEPA filtration system?
A whole house HEPA Filtration System is far better than a room-based electronic air cleaner. Also known as ionizers or electrostatic precipitators, electronic air cleaners capture particles on charged plates or grids. Of course, an ionizer’s efficiency will drop off precipitously as the collection plates get dirty. Even when the collection plates are cleaned regularly, they are far less efficient than a true HEPA filter.
If I don’t have allergies, why do I need an air cleaner?
The Environmental Protection Agency says that indoor air is on average 7-10 times worse than outdoor air. Air has a direct path into our bodies and a direct effect on our health and well being. Besides allergies, poor air quality is linked to a number of problems: fatigue, asthma, respiratory ailments, the spread of flu and other disease.
Choosing the Right System.
When selecting an air filtration system for your home, there are two main factors to consider:
Size of the area covered
The most effective air-filtration options are professionally installed, whole-house systems. Unlike portable units that cover only a single room, these systems work with your central heating and cooling system to remove and destroy pollutants throughout your entire home.
Size and types of the pollutants removed
One highly effective solution is the HEPA filtration system, which removes up to 99.97% of small particles—pollutants that standard disposable filters simply can’t stop.
Another is a Media Air Cleaner. These provide high-efficiency air filtration up to 90% of small particles.
Mildew, bacteria, mold spores, dust mites, fungi, pet dander and viruses are filtered out with a HEPA or media style of filter.
Humidifier can provide effective, whole-house comfort and regulate indoor moisture levels to enhance air quality. Plus they protect your home from dry damaging air.