Electric Air Cleaners (Good, Bad and the dirty)
Electric air cleaners, are also known as air purifiers, have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their ability to remove harmful pollutants from the air in your home. During Covid, they grew in great popularity with the concern of the virus floating through the air, this gave peace of mind to ensure that the air is cleaned properly
Electric Air Cleaners are particularly useful for people with allergies or respiratory problems, as they can remove bacteria, pollen, and other irritants from the air. However, electric air cleaners require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to function effectively. One of the most important aspects of maintaining an electric air cleaner is cleaning the filters on a regular basis each month. We mean it… you NEED to clean these every month!
When air is drawn through the electric air cleaner, it passes through a filter that traps particles and pollutants. In as little as a month, these filters can become clogged with dust and other debris, reducing their effectiveness. If the filters are not cleaned on a regular basis, they will eventually clog up the blower fan, which can cause the electric air cleaner to become less effective, or even stop working altogether.
CLEANING ELECTRIC AIR FILTERS
Cleaning the filters of your electric air cleaner is a simple process that can be done in a few minutes each month. The first step is to turn off the air cleaner and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Then, locate the filter and carefully remove it from the air cleaner. Depending on the type of air cleaner you have, the filters may be disposable or reusable. If the filters are disposable, simply replace them with new ones. If the filters are reusable, wash them in warm, soapy water and let them dry completely before replacing them in the air cleaner.
According to LENNOX
According to Lennox website “Electronic air cleaners, sometimes referred to as ionizers or electronic air purifiers, use electrically charged filters to reduce the number of airborne contaminants in your home. As air passes through your heating and cooling system, the electronic air cleaner traps large particles (such as dust and dander) in a prefilter. Then, electrically charged filters attract and trap smaller particles (such as bacteria and mold) to prevent them from recirculating through your home” Source: Lennox.com
One of the benefits of using an electric air cleaner is that it will kill the bacteria that’s in the dust, which can help to improve the air quality in your home. However, it is important to note that electric air cleaners will not block the dust from going through your HVAC system. While they are effective at removing pollutants from the air, they will not prevent dust and other debris from collecting in your HVAC system. This is why it is important to have your air ducts and blower fan cleaned on a regular basis by a professional.
At Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning, we can assist you with properly cleaning your electric air filter and ensuring that your HVAC system is functioning effectively. Our team of licensed TSSA gas technicians have the knowledge and experience to clean your blower fan, heat exchanger, and air ducts, ensuring that your HVAC system is working at its best. Vacu-Man is a family-run business with over 40 years of experience, and we are committed to providing high-quality service to our customers.
In conclusion, regular cleaning of the filters of your electric air cleaner is essential to ensure that it continues to function effectively. By cleaning your Electric air filters on a regular basis each month, you can ensure that your electric air cleaner is removing pollutants from the air in your home and improving the air quality. If you are concerned about the condition of your HVAC system, contact Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning to schedule a cleaning. Our team of licensed professionals will ensure that your HVAC system is functioning effectively, so you can breathe easy