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How Do Electronic Air Cleaners Work?

Because we live in such a hot geographic region, a lot of the work that our team does pertains to air conditioning systems. There is no denying the enormous importance of your air conditioner in this part of the country. That being said, there are other considerations to keep in mind when it comes to your overall comfort. As important as keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer may be, for instance, you also need to keep the air quality in your home as high as can be.

This means that you may need some help from our IAQ (indoor air quality) specialists. There is no guarantee that the air in your home will be of a satisfactory quality. In fact, it is very possible that the quality of the air surrounding you in your home is lesser than that of the air outside! Pollution is not only a factor outdoors. Read on to learn about the benefits of using an electronic air cleaner in Tucson, AZ, as well as how they work.

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning

Chances are that you know that there is an air filter in your forced air heater and/or air conditioning system. Furnaces, heat pumps, and central ACs all use filters that must be changed regularly, generally every 1-3 months (so hopefully you did know about them!). Even those homeowners that know about these filters and that change them regularly, however, often misunderstand the real purpose of these air filters. They are not actually there to boost the quality of the air in your home. Instead, they filter pollutants out of the air entering the system itself to be conditioned.

Now, you can use more efficient filters in order to improve upon your indoor air quality. It is important to remember, however, that using a filter that is too efficient for your system to handle is very detrimental. it can drive up energy costs and put a lot of strain on the system.

This is why many homeowners turn to designated air cleaning systems that are integrated into the HVAC system at large. The electronic air cleaner, such as an electronic precipitator, is a prime example. Rather than allow pollutants in the air to be trapped on a filtering media, these devices actively remove pollutants from the air in order to clean it.

How It Works

There are various electronic air cleaners on the market today. Most, including the aforementioned electronic precipitator, depend upon an ionization process. Basically, the air passes through an ionization chamber. The pollutants within that air are given an electric charge. These pollutants are dealt with in a few different ways.

Some air cleaners simply allow the ionized pollutants to cling to walls and other surfaces in the home. They can then be removed during basic household cleaning. Others, such as the electronic precipitator, are more convenient. The pollutants wind up trapped on oppositely charged collector plates — remember, opposites attract — that are simply removed by the homeowner and cleaned off.

Either way, you are breathing air with a much lower concentration of airborne pollutants in it. If you have any questions, contact our staff. We’re happy to help you find the right electronic air cleaner for your needs.

Goettl Air Conditioning is the right choice for all of your IAQ services.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
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13:56 13 Jul 24
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02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
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17:06 09 Jul 24
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Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
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15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
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17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
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15:49 27 Jun 24
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14:39 27 Jun 24
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22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
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17:47 19 Jun 24
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17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!