You may have seen allergen warnings on high-pollen days, encouraging people with allergies and asthma to stay inside their homes. But what if your home is just as bad as outside, if not worse? You may have heard that the air quality in Phoenix is some of the worst in the country, due to a combination of dust and other indoor pollutants. Here’s why dust is such a problem, and what you can do about it.
What Is Dust?
So what is in all that dust in your home, exactly? Some of it originates inside, but quite a bit of it comes in from outside, every time you open the doors or windows. This includes skin cells, pet hair and dander, and mold spores from inside the house, but also dirt, pollen, and insect waste from outside, especially in our dusty Phoenix climate. Even worse, every time you turn on the air conditioning, the system stirs it up and circulates it throughout the house.
How An Air Purifier Works
There are two basic ways to clean the air. The first is, of course, a filter. A standard filter is designed to trap just the biggest particles from getting through and circulating throughout the house. HEPA filters are more advanced: To earn this name, they need to be able to trap 99.97 percent of particles down to .3 microns.
The other type of air purifier uses electricity to charge the particles, in a method called corona discharge. Once charged, the particles are attracted to anything with the opposite charge, making it easy enough to collect them inside the air purifier, removing them from the air. This works best on the largest particles, as they are the biggest targets, so to speak, for the corona discharge.
The Best Air Purifier For Your Home
While both methods of air purification have their pros and cons, the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner combines both methods for a highly efficient purifier that doesn’t severely limit the flow of air through the system. This advanced air purification system uses a traditional filter to trap the larger particles, then charges the smaller particles with a series of small electrical fields and traps them within the filter. This method ensures that even the smallest particles, down to .1 micron in size, are removed from the air.
The Importance Of Professional Air Quality Services
Systems like Trane’s CleanEffects can dramatically improve your family’s quality of life, but with a system like this, professional air filter installation is important. Ready to take that step toward improving your family’s health? Contact Day & Night Air today about our professional air quality services.