During the winter, we rightfully focus on our heating systems to keep our homes warm and our families healthy. But it’s not the only factor involved in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Cold air means dry air, and that can foster dust and dirt spreading throughout your ducts and other spots in your home. Most heaters come with filters to help catch the dust, but they can get clogged easily and need to be replaced often.
An electronic air purifier, on the other hand, is the perfect way to get rid of excessive dust in your home. With the holidays here, now makes an excellent time to get one installed. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? We’ve placed a quick guideline below.
Problems Caused by Dust
Dust can spread through the ducts on your home whenever you turn on the heater or the air conditioner. This is especially true this time of year, when your heater has sat unused for most of the summer and has only been fired up recently. Furthermore, we tend to button our homes up tight in the winter in order to keep the warm air from leaking out. That means that dust in your home will simply circulate over and over again. And cold air is dry air, which means that the frequency of dust will only increase.
The dust itself is the last thing you need in your home. Not only does it make it harder to keep your household clean, but it can increase irritation in the nose and throat: lowering indoor air quality and creating potential health issues with your family. Dust can also interfere with the functioning of the heating system: clogging burners and increasing friction among moving parts.
Air Purifiers Solve All of This
Every heating system comes with a filter that can strain out the dust in the air. But again, they don’t always do a perfect job and they need to be exchanged every few months lest they clog and cause additional problems. Electronic air filters, on the other hand, address the issue admirably. As the heater blows hot air through the ducts, it passes through an ionization chamber, which causes any particulate of dust, no matter how small, to ionize and stick to the walls of the chamber.
That makes it far more effective than any simple screen, and while the chamber needs to be periodically cleaned to get rid of the dust, it doesn’t entail the costs of replacing filters over and over again. And your indoor air quality will go up: helping you keep your home clean and improving the quality of the air you breathe as well. Your family’s health will likely improve, you won’t need to worry about recirculating dust, and the purifier can even help reduced wear and tear on your heating system as it runs.
If you need an electronic air purifier in your Rocky River, OH home, call on the friendly professionals at Westland Heating & Air Conditioning today!