Portland’s wet chilly winters don’t really gel with an open door/window policy. Air quality in a home closed up tightly can quickly deteriorate. Electronic air cleaners are a good way to combat the side effects of stale winter air in your home.
Believe it or not, indoor air is often filled with harmful pollutants including dust, animal dander, mold, bacteria and even micro particles from running gas-fueled appliances such as your stove. If anyone in your household suffers from conditions such as asthma, COPD or allergies, dirty indoor ar can exacerbate their health issues. In addition, poor indoor air quality can make even healthy people more susceptible to colds and viruses. The EPA recommends the use of electronic air cleaners to improve the air quality inside your home.
Some electronic air cleaners use electrostatic energy to attract and trap small particles of pollutants in the air. They are efficient at removing dust, pollen, mold, and smoke from the air. Energy Star-qualified models use 40 percent less energy than other versions. A word to the wise – don’t rush out to purchase an electronic air cleaner before you take the time to do your research or get expert advice. There are a variety of electronic air cleaner options available, including whole-house systems, portable room systems, those that use HEPA filters and those that don’t. Some use entirely different technologies to clean your indoor air.
Luckily, you don’t have to trek through the giant landscape of electronic air cleaner options on your own. Contact Roth Home & Cooling for assistance in choosing the best electronic air cleaner for both your needs and budget.