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How Electronic Air Cleaners Work

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Summary:
Electronic air cleaners clean the a
ir without a filter. Most contain a
 collection grid to attract the imp
urities. These must be cleaned regu
larly. You can purchase these syste
ms to clean one room at a time or h
ave a whole house system installed
to keep every room clean.

As the air passes through the machi
ne, it is given an electrical charg
e. This also charges the impurities
  in the air. The charged particles
are then attracted to an oppositely
  charged collection grid, whic...
Keywords:
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 Article Body:
Electronic air cleaners clean the a
ir without a filter. Most contain a
 collection grid to attract the imp
urities. These must be cleaned regu
larly. You can purchase these syste
ms to clean one room at a time or h
ave a whole house system installed
to keep every room clean.

As the air passes through the machi
ne, it is given an electrical charg
e. This also charges the impurities
 in the air. The charged particles
are then attracted to an oppositely
 charged collection grid, which act
s as a magnet for the particles. So
me have no collection grid. In this
 case, the particles attach to the
walls, floors and furniture in your
 home. These must be removed by dus
ting or vacuuming the room.

For the system to work properly, th
e collection grid must be kept clea
n. This is easy to do with a damp r
ag. If your home is very dusty or y
ou have pets, you will need to clea
n the grid frequently, possibly sev
eral times each week. If it isn_t k
ept clean, the grid will stop attra
cting the particles and won_t clean
the air in your home.

A separate pre filter on the system
  can help reduce the amount of impu
rities on the collection grid. The
pre filter removes larger particles
. This helps reduce the amount of p
articles that become attached to th
e collection grid and you won_t nee
d to clean it as often. The pre fil
ter must be changed regularly to ke
ep it working properly. You will ha
ve the added expense of purchasing
replacement filters.
Types of Electronic Air Cleaners
Whole House Air Cleaners

Whole house air cleaners can be ins
talled on your forced air heating s
ystem. You will need to hire a heat
ing contractor to install the syste
m. Whole house systems help clean t
he air in every room of your home.
A large collection grid attracts th
e impurities in your home. You will
 need to clean the grid frequently
to keep it working properly.

Portable Units
Portable units are sold online or i
n home appliance stores. These are
intended to be used in one area of
the home at a time. You can purchas
e more than one, or move the unit f
rom room to room throughout the day
. Products are labelled according t
o the square footage they cover. Ma
ke sure the one you are using is su
fficient for the area where it is b
eing used. One that is too small wo
n_t be effective. On the other hand
, if it_s too large, you will have
a high level of ozone in your house.

Negative Ion Generators

Negative ion generators have no col
lection grid. The walls, furniture
and other surfaces of your home bec
ome the collection grid. You will n
otice a film on your furnishings an
d may see soot like film on the wal
ls. This will need to be cleaned aw
ay by dusting or vacuuming.
Safe Use of Electronic Air Cleaners
This type of air cleaner has come u
nder fire recently, due to the ozon
e that is produced as a by product
of the electrostatic process. Ozone
 is considered a pollutant and high
 levels of ozone in the air in your
 home can be an irritant. It is par
ticularly a problem for people who
suffer from asthma or other respira
tory or lung disorders.

To reduce the risk associated with
ozone, consider running the air cle
aner when the room is not in use. F
or example, run the system in your
bedroom in the early evening. Turn
it off about an hour or so before y
ou plan to go to sleep. Run the mac
hine in the kitchen or other living
 areas at night and turn it off fir
st thing in the morning. This will
allow the ozone in the air to dissi
pate before you enter the room.

If your system has a high and low s
etting, run it on the low setting.
If odor is a problem, run it on hig
h when the room is empty and air ou
t the room before you enter it. Whe
n the room is occupied, use only th
e low setting. A separate hepa filt
ration system can help remove some
of the excess ozone in the air.

				
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