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How Do Air Cleaners Work?

Low indoor air quality poses a major health threat in the U.S. today, especially since Americans spend approximately 85% of their time indoors. One of the best solutions for improved indoor air quality is to ventilate a house with open windows and doors for a few hours. However, this is not always an option, especially in a city like Scottsdale, which often experiences blistering hot days. Letting this much heat enter your home also puts tremendous strain on your AC.

However, there are methods to improve your indoor air quality with upgrades to your HVAC system. At Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, we recommend our customers look into installing air cleaners into their ductwork. These devices filter the air passing from your air conditioner (and heater) to remove the contaminants that may enter it, such as dirt, dust, pollen, dander, bacteria, and residue from construction. There are two main types of air cleaners, and we’ll go over how they work. Call Goettl Air Conditioning for more information about air cleaners in Scottsdale, AZ.

Mechanical Filters

The basic air cleaner catches particles in a filter. The most common type of filter is the HEPA filter, which is composed of a mat of randomly arranged fibers, usually made of fiberglass strands between 0.5 and 2.0 microns. These filters do not work like strainers however, where some particles are stopped while others are allowed to flow through. The HEPA filters instead catch even smaller particles, down to 0.3 microns, through a process where particles that pass within one radius of a fiber will adhere to it. Although HEPA filters can stop most physical particles from passing through, they are not effective at stopping gas and odor molecules.

Electronic Filters

The next level up from mechanical filters are the electronic filters, which can catch particles down to 0.1 microns and can affect smoke, gas, and even bacteria that would otherwise escape a mechanical filter. Electronic filters work through static charges. The fibers of an electronic filter generate a strong static charge as air passes through them. This positively charges the particles in the air, and when those particles pass through a layer in the filter with negatively charged fibers, they are drawn toward them and trapped.

Find The Right Filter

Which type of filter should you have installed? It depends on the sort of contaminants in your home (and there’s certainly nothing preventing you from having both installed). Call in an indoor air quality specialist from Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning to see what sort of air cleaners will provide the most benefit for your home, and then rely on our team to properly install them. Make us your choice for improving your indoor air quality in Scottsdale, AZ with air cleaners.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Alyssa MergeleAlyssa Mergele
16:27 18 May 24
Thank you Matthew Lopez for your AMAZING service on repairing our Central air unit. I appreciate your time and patience and overall being completely thorough on your service! Definitely will recommend.
William KincaidWilliam Kincaid
16:06 18 May 24
Jason and Aiden did a great job with the pressure value install great customer service, explained everything that was done and got the job done in just a couple hours which I thought would take longer. Thanks for all the hard work.
Jai WinnJai Winn
14:46 18 May 24
Great guy and on time! Very helpful and polite!
Edward Wolf IIIEdward Wolf III
13:03 18 May 24
Darean and the rest of the Goettl company were all very professional and courteous. Darean explained everything clearly and got the job done. Thanks!
Damaris SchrumDamaris Schrum
17:43 16 May 24
William was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable. He was able to help and explain further needs.
Pat LanfordPat Lanford
17:14 16 May 24
Jesus and Darrell are excellent technicians for my scheduled service. Very polite and knowledgeable. They explained everything in a way I can understand. Outstanding service!
Bailey CrippenBailey Crippen
15:01 16 May 24
tracie heintracie hein
14:31 16 May 24
Rudy and Chris came out and found our leak. Highly professional and extremely skilled. Thanks for doing a good job.
albert cruzalbert cruz
17:54 08 May 24
Abdiel is a very good representative very good with us
Richard EdisonRichard Edison
17:52 08 May 24
Richard Wenzlaff came to fix our clogged drains and was very polite and professional and quickly fixed us right up. No issues and would highly recommend Goettl to anyone!
Tracy TuckerTracy Tucker
17:38 08 May 24
Jeremy arrived early, well groomed, professional. Explained everything to my satisfaction. Quick service, repeat customer for. my 2nd home. A trusted company.
RA CookeRA Cooke
16:50 08 May 24
Rudy and Chris were very helpful, professional and courteous. My only issue was with the scheduling. Our window was 9a-11a. We received text at 8:30a stating technician was enroute so I rushed to property. Tech arrived almost 11:30 after we were given new window of 11-1. This should be no reflection on Rudy and Chris.
Bernarr BrownridgeBernarr Brownridge
17:50 06 May 24
Jehad on time and very knowledgeableExcellent worker with excellent job.
TC ZieglerTC Ziegler
15:48 06 May 24
B GB G
15:40 06 May 24
Rudy and Chris and did a great job. They quickly assessed the problem the with the hot water heater. Rudy got me in touch with the office to get a plan for a new system to be installed today. Excellent service from and Chris. They deserved a 5-Star rating.
Fred ReuterFred Reuter
09:47 06 May 24
Doug Rivera was polite and professional. He did an excellent job and cleaned up after the job was completed. Outstanding job.
Argeall DurhamArgeall Durham
16:16 05 May 24
My A/C tech was phenomenal! Did an excellent job on my unit. Great conversation and knowledge on the unit. Definitely recommend others for his services.
Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson
17:19 28 Apr 24
Jay did an excellent job. Highly-qualified and recommended. Very pleased with the service preformed did a great job. I will be getting some worked done on the duct work he found problems with. I am very pleased with him being so thorough identifying the prob.
Rebekah YanaseRebekah Yanase
16:51 28 Apr 24
Carlos was kind and honest about work needing to be done to my house. I’ll change my rating if I’m disappointed with their work but so far doing business has been easy and stress free with them.
Ryan HauserRyan Hauser
16:38 28 Apr 24
Jesus Gloria Rocked it on a Sunday in the rain!
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