Using electricity to clean your indoor air may sound like a strange concept, but it is actually very effective, especially when used in conjunction with an air filtration system. Cleaning the air with electricity entails charging pollutants in the air via ionization, forcing them to adhere to a cleanable surface. There are two kinds of electronic air purifiers from which to choose: electronic precipitators and ion generators. Each uses electricity to charge particles, but in a different way.
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An ion generator cleans the air by dispersing negatively-charged ions into the air. These negative ions are created by sending high voltage electricity through thin metal wires or fins that create a negative charge on surrounding gas molecules; the ions then adhere to the particles in the air. Once the particles are linked with a negative charge, they are attracted to their opposite polarity on the surfaces in your home, such as walls, tables and counter tops, where they can be cleaned up.
Electronic precipitators are similar but have a different way of managing the particles. Unlike ion generators that disperse negative ions into the air, electronic precipitators draw particles in with fans. Once inside the precipitator, these particles are charged in a space known as a charging section or ionization section. The charged particles are then collected on oppositely-charged plates and permanently removed from the air.
Electronic air purifiers can be great at eliminating odors, smoke, allergens, dust particles and some biological contaminants. To fully maximize on the benefits of an electronic air purifier, it is recommended that they are paired with an air filtration system.
If you have questions about your indoor air quality, or want to know more about how air purifiers can enhance the indoor air quality of your Lithia home, call Air Conditioning Experts today and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.