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How Do Electronic Air Cleaners Work?

happy-healthy-familyBecause 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.


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17:29 19 Apr 24
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17:11 17 Apr 24
2.7.24Jay Cruz, technician, arrived on time today to service/check my ac/heating. Jay arrived timely and was friendly. Jay checked my inside unit, ceiling vents, etc and he made some recommendations. He was easy to talk to and very professional. He will be sending me an email with the recommendations and costs associated so that I can save the money to have these taken care of. I will say, no other technician has been as proficient as Jay.Yesterday, 2.6.24, I received a call from Betty. Betty was also very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She listened to me and made recommendations and advice. By the end if the call, I felt like Betty was a friend.Thank you to Jay and Betty!Late one evening I was washing clothes. Daughter noticed water on floor under washer. I was so upset and worried about finding someone to fix the problem, whatever it was, and especially the cost. Goettl this the rescue! Namely, their employee/plumber, Chris! The next day, Chris came, found the clog in my pipes, and…voilà! We joined their $14.95 per month plan and that was all we paid for a job well done! Thank you!3.26.24Tyler Leija was great! He checked my drain pipe outside with a camera. Advised everything was clear. He checked my kitchen and master bathroom sinks and toilet. Tyler was friendly, but professional. Thank you.4.17.24Frank M arrived here on time. He was friendly and professional. He explained everything he was going to do today. He completed everything he mentioned. He provided suggestions of things that need or should be taken care of. Nothing urgent. He installed the water heater sensor in addition to other plumbing type things. He drained the water heater. He spoke to his supervisor, Terronne (sp?). Should received estimates for hvac and water heater. Thank you Frank! Great job!
Susie FindeisenSusie Findeisen
17:09 17 Apr 24
Matthew was Totally professional, respectful, knowledgeable and a very kind person.He didn’t rush me and was very thorough! Thank you so much -I’m glad you were the one helping me
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16:58 17 Apr 24
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Gerry BenaventeGerry Benavente
23:38 16 Apr 24
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16:59 09 Apr 24
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Mindy MayfieldMindy Mayfield
15:15 09 Apr 24
Roy A. was a pleasure to work with. He thoroughly and expertly explained all of the issues with my system with pictures and videos. He was transparent about the remediation options available to me and patiently reviewed each option with me. The install team, Daniel and Roy, were equally as awesome. They too were extremely knowledgeable, patient with my questions, and worked diligently to get my new unit up and running safely in one day. I couldn’t have asked for a better team.
Gary GarciaGary Garcia
22:35 08 Apr 24
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Gloria LamoureuxGloria Lamoureux
22:28 08 Apr 24
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20:29 08 Apr 24
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21:22 06 Apr 24
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17:53 06 Apr 24
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Randy HinesRandy Hines
16:26 06 Apr 24
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Al GilmerAl Gilmer
15:14 06 Apr 24
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dtxdemon S,A.TX.dtxdemon S,A.TX.
00:42 06 Apr 24
Done a amazing jobAbdiel