When it comes to air cleanliness, our customers in the Jersey Shore area are our top priority. In addition to offering HVAC and ductwork repair services, Beachwood Air frequently engages in discussions with customers to determine the most suitable air cleaners for their homes.
Choosing a specific brand of air cleaner can be challenging. After all, no two cleaners are identical. Some excel at eliminating smoke from the air, while others are designed to filter physical particles such as dust and pollen.
To select an air cleaner, you must decide whether a mechanical or electronic model is the best fit for your needs. Each option offers distinct features that differentiate it from the others, and the effects of these features largely depend on your personal choice.
Mechanical Air Cleaners
Mechanical air cleaners operate using HEPA filters to target and remove particles larger than 0.3 microns from the air. Filters in this category are highly effective, with a filtration rate of over 99.9% for such particles. While they may not capture smaller particles as efficiently, the mechanical filters still provide adequate filtration.
Apart from being easy to maintain, mechanical air cleaners are cost-effective in terms of electricity consumption and require occasional filter replacement.
While mechanical air cleaners primarily capture dander and allergens, the addition of UV germicidal light filters enables them to trap various airborne bacteria and viruses, helping to minimize the spread of diseases within your home.
Electronic Air Cleaners
The other type of air cleaner we offer is the electronic variety. These devices create an ionized charge to attract unwanted particles. As particles pass through the filter, they become charged and are subsequently drawn to specific elements in the filter that are designed to attract that particular type of electrostatic charge.
While mechanical air cleaners are suitable for homes with recurring large pollutants like dander and pollen, electronic air cleaners are more effective in capturing extremely fine pollutants like smoke.
Choosing the Right Air Cleaner for Your Home
If you are unable to detect pollutants in your home, it can be challenging to determine the most suitable solution. This is where the air cleaning experts from Beachwood Air in the Toms River area can assist you. Our trained technicians can help you test and monitor air quality for different types of pollutants, allowing us to find the perfect solution for your specific needs.
In some cases, a combination of electronic and mechanical filtration may be the best option. In other instances, we may discover a leak or a seal problem that can be fixed to reduce the impact of certain pollutants. Whatever the situation, you need accurate information to make an informed decision, and we are here to help. With our extensive inventory of brands, models, and sizes, along with our wealth of experience in the air filtration field, we can provide the valuable insights you need to make a well-informed decision that will benefit the health of everyone in your home for years to come. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a meeting and estimate for your home.