An Electrostatic Air Filter May be What You Need for Improved IAQ

The air in your Greater Cleveland area home may be negatively affecting the health and well-being of all who live there. The sad fact is that the air in your home may be far dirtier than what’s outside. Poor indoor air quality causes or exacerbates asthma and allergy symptoms, headaches, fatigue and nausea. Installing an electrostatic air filter in your heating and cooling system will help reduce the potentially harmful particles in your home’s air.

An electrostatic air filter is a long-lasting reusable filter that attaches to HVAC systems and cold air returns. Much like disposable fiberglass air filters, the main job of an electrostatic air filter is to stop microscopic contaminants from polluting your home’s air. One side of the filter is made from several layers of polyurethane and polypropylene mAn Electrostatic Air Filter May be What You Need for Improved IAQaterial, while a polyester mesh covers the opposite side. The entire frame of the filter is made with aluminum, which improves its durability.

A static charge is required for the electrostatic air filter to work properly. This charge occurs when air passes through the filter. This charges the filter one way and the microscopic particles the opposite way. Essentially, the static charge gives the filter magnet-like qualities, which attracts the opposite-charged particles. The filter than traps the charged particles until it needs to be cleaned.

Electrostatic air filters trap many airborne particles including (but not limited to):

Benefits of Electrostatic Air Filters

Electrostatic air filters will help reduce the amount of microscopic contaminants you are breathing in. Clean air not only boosts your overall health; it improves your home comfort level. Improving your air quality leads to a better night’s sleep, eliminates musty and other unpleasant odors, reduces allergy triggers and respiratory illnesses and helps lower energy costs.

To learn more about how an electrostatic air filter can benefit your home, contact the experts at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. For more than 79 years, we have provided dependable services to the Greater Cleveland area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about electrostatic air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

For those Do it Yourselfers who would rather take control of your own indoor comfort, you can shop our online store for replacement parts, products and accessories!    

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