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How Does An Electronic Air Cleaner Work? By Charging Particles

Do you suffer from allergic reactions? If so, an electronic air cleaner could help you a great deal. An electronic air cleaner works in conjunction with your furnace or air conditioner to remove small particles of dirt that may be transported through your system and into your home. 

These particles are extremely small—less than 10 microns. You may not be able to see these particles, but many of them can negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality, causing allergies and irritating asthma and other respiratory issues. Particles of this size account for 99 percent of the particles that enter your home. An electronic air filter can remove these tiny particles and help maintain a clean and fresh atmosphere. But how does an electronic air cleaner work?

When air enters your air cleaner, larger particles are caught by the prefilters in the system. Once these larger particles have been collected, the dirty air then is passed through a set of ionizer wires which give the particles an electric charge. They then passes into the collector area where alternate parallel plates are also charged electrically. The charge of the particles is opposite from the plates, causing the particles to stick to the collector plates. The last remaining particles are then removed by the precharged postfilter as the air leaves the system and enters your home.

For more information about electronic air cleaners and other HVAC related issues, contact the pros at Wolff Mechanical. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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