Air Cleaners: Clarifying Misconceptions

by | Oct 19, 2017 | Indoor Air Quality

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As winter approaches and our homes become our safe haven from the cold, we need to consider our home’s air quality. Being stuck inside can cause allergies to act up even more if the air we breathe is not free form irritants. AL-DON offers a variety of air cleaners to help purify the air and reduce allergy irritants.

The basic purpose of an air cleaner is to filter out particles that cause irritation, such as pollen, dust and other contaminates. Let us now examine two common misconceptions and the truth about air cleaners.

Misconception 1: Air cleaners will get rid of all the dust in your home.

Truth: Air cleaners remove dirt and dust from the air as they pass through the cleaner. It will remove allergy causing particles that pass through it and perform well consistently, handling large volumes of air efficiently. However, if the dust particles are not in the air stream (ex: sitting on furniture) an air cleaner will not remove it.

Misconception 2: Standard air filters and air cleaners provide the same quality of air purification.

Truth: Standard air filters are responsible for maintaining the heating and cooling equipment free from dust and other debris, not those living in the home. Air cleaners, such as the Media Air Cleaner and HEPA Air Cleaner, are high-efficiency systems and remove about 99% of allergens and other particulates. The most effective air cleaners include the Media Air Cleaner, HEPA, and Electronic Air Cleaner.

If you would like to schedule a maintenance appointment for your home’s indoor air quality, call us at 314-567-5585 or request service online today.

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