What is Home Air Filtration
Home air filtration is the process of removing airborne particles such as dust, pollen, and toxins from the air through the use of an air filter. This air filter is installed on your furnace or air conditioner and traps these particles before they can be sent through the duct system and into each room of your home.
At Express Tech Air, we take home air filtration seriously, because we know just how important your family’s health is. There are two primary options for cleaning the air inside your home: electronic air cleaners and media-based cleaners. Both offer high-performance removal of significant amounts of dust, dirt, bacteria, pollen, and more, and they continue to deliver results season after season with little maintenance, upkeep, or effort.
There are also many benefits to having a home air filtration system, regardless of the type that you choose. Some of these benefits include:
Electronic Home Air Filtration Cleaners
These units are most often incorporated into the air ducts of your home. The process of home air filtration with this type of filtration system works by producing a high-voltage current that puts an electrical charge on particles as the air passes through. At the other end of the system, are these collector plates that are charged oppositely and collect these unwanted particles like a magnet.
People will often choose an electronic cleaner for their home air filtration needs because of its ability to trap smoke particles as well. Electronic filters never have to be replaced, however, the collector plates will have to be cleaned in soapy water every few months.
Electronic air cleaners are the most efficient and easy-to-use systems on the market, but many homeowners opt for more affordable but also highly efficient filter-based systems otherwise known as media-based cleaners when it comes to their home air filtration needs.
Media-Based Home Air Filtration Cleaners
Media-based home air filtration cleaners consist of deeply pleated, paper-like material that is then housed within a metal cabinet. It is placed in the return air duct of your system and as air passes through your HVAC system, the media air filter will then trap these air particles within the filter so they can not enter your home.
Because media filters are compressed and pleated, if stretched out the filter can reach up to 75 square feet. This large area allows the filter to trap particulates without having to be changed frequently and often times only need to be changed every few years.
When it comes to deciding between the two for your home air filtration needs there really is no wrong choice. Both provide you and your family with peace of mind that the air you are breathing is free of dangerous particles.
Our team of trained technicians will work with you to determine which filtration is best for you and your home and will work with you to determine a plan for upkeep. We want you and your family to feel safe and breathe easy knowing that you are keeping the air around you clean with a home filtration system that is perfect for you. Contact us today for more information about our air filtration systems!