If you’re looking for a new air filter to actually get allergens out of the air you breathe, you might be looking in the wrong place. Air filters can only do so much, unfortunately. While they may still filter out thousands of particles from the air, the very smallest particles continue to get through.

Plus, air filters challenge the performance of your heating and air conditioning equipment. Filters are necessary for the system to work properly, but when they are too thick and powerful, filters can actually stop air from moving into your home.

UV Air Cleaner

A UV air cleaner uses ultraviolet light to clean the air. It’s simple:

  • Lights are installed in the air handler.
  • All of the air moving into your ventilation system passes by the lights first.
  • Any living organisms (like bacteria and viruses) are killed and sterilized on impact.

Bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms are some of the things many homeowners are most concerned about. And this is one of the most effective ways to make sure they’re no longer a problem.

Electronic Air Purifier

Another system that won’t slow down the flow of air moving around your ventilation system is the electronic air purifier. An electronic air purifier uses ionization to give particles in the air a charge. That way, particles are attracted to surfaces of an opposite charge.

A set of metal plates within the system slowly gathers these particles, and will need to be cleaned off every few months or so. Or, with some systems, particles are attracted to the drapes, couch, and other surfaces in the air you clean regularly. This is much better than letting them float through the air!

You’ll still need an air filter, and you will still have to replace it once a month or so. But this equipment is more for your indoor air quality, while a filter is better at protecting your AC equipment. Remove pollen, dust, mold spores, and more with a quality system installed by an HVAC professional.

Call AC Designs for your indoor air quality installation in Jacksonville, FL.

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