Our service technicians have helped many customers improve the indoor air quality of their homes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks to Americans. Air cleaning devices are designed to remove pollutants from indoor air. We repair and install electronic air cleaning devices in the ductwork of a home’s central heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to clean the air throughout the house.
How does an air cleaner work?
A valuable source of information about indoor air quality can be found here. The EPA provides the following description of electronic how air cleaners work.
Electronic air cleaners such as electrostatic precipitators use a process called electrostatic attraction to trap charged particles. They draw air through an ionization section where particles obtain an electrical charge. The charged particles then accumulate on a series of flat plates called a collector that is oppositely charged. Ion generators, or ionizers, disperse charged ions into the air, similar to the electronic air cleaners but without a collector. These ions attach to airborne particles, giving them a charge so that they attach to nearby surfaces such as walls or furniture, or attach to one another and settle faster.
Service and Repair
Our service technicians are trained to service and repair electronic air cleaners. If your air cleaner appears to not be working and the neon indicator light is not on you should make sure the access door is firmly closed and latched and this may fix the problem. If the door is closed firmly and the neon indicator light is not on give us a call and we can help you. One question we will ask before coming to your house, “Is the furnace or air conditioner blower working?” When we come out to your house we will inspect the filters, the cell(s) for broken ionizer wires and bent collector plates. If the filters are dirty, we will clean the filters for you and show you how to maintain it in the future. If you smell a strange odor (ozone) in your house, definitely give us a call to help you remedy the situation.
Installation and Replacement
Our service technicians are very knowledgeable about the installation requirements for electronic air cleaners. For example, the installation must provide for adequate access to the air cleaner for future inspection during use, repairs, or maintenance. The two types of brands we recommend are as follows.
Indoor air cleaners require regular maintenance to keep the filters and cells clean. We recommend you consult your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturers recommendations for regular cleaning and replacing of filters. If you prefer that our technicians perform the maintenance procedures, give us a call and we will be glad to help you.