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Suffering from Allergies? Consider an Indoor Air Cleaner

Spring in Rocky River, OH means warming temperatures, blooming flowers, and a brand new season of Indians baseball. But it also means that allergies are on their way, and if you or a member of your family suffer from them, spring can get a whole lot less pleasant very quickly. Your heating and air conditioning system likely has a filter to help screen allergens out of the air. But if you want to really make your home a haven for those suffering from allergies, you might consider an indoor air cleaner of some variety. Here’s a short list of what they can do for you.

Electronic Air Filters

Electronic air filters use an ionization chamber to scrub the air clean of dirt and contaminants. It’s placed at the apex of your ducts where the air blows in from the heater or AC. As the air passes through the chamber, it ionizes every particle—big and small alike—and causes them to stick to the sides of a collection pan. As the system runs, the air is scrubbed clean, leaving your home blissfully free of the allergens that can trigger an attack.

UV Filters

UV filters don’t strike at dust so much as they do biological contaminants like germs, bacteria, and mites. It’s based on the same principles as the electronic air filter: placed at the beginning of your duct system where it can cleanse the air as your heater or AC runs. An ultraviolet light bulb sends UV light in a sheet across the width of the ducts: harmless to humans and pets, but lethal to tiny creepy crawlies moving through the air. They’re killed outright or rendered in capable of replicating, helping to sterilize your home as the air conditioning system runs.

Call the pros at Westlake heating and air to help resolve the issue of allergies in your home!

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