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Air cleaners are an important element to include in your home heating, cooling and indoor quality system. They help to make sure that the air your family is breathing every day is clean and free of harmful contaminants. And many of them can even help to eliminate unwanted pet and smoke odors from your Pasco County, FL area home. Not all air cleaners are made to remove exactly the same types of contaminants either. Some are better at snagging certain allergens, while others do more to eliminate gasses and smoke odors. Because of these differences, it’s important to know what you’re looking for when you’re in the market for an air cleaner.
Here at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have a great deal of experience dealing with the various types of air cleaners on the market today. Because of this, we can easily help to guide you through the selection process, as well as complete installation of your new air cleaner. And once it’s in place, we’ll be able to service and maintain your system as well, so that you’ll never have to worry about whether or not it’s functioning effectively. Call us today to schedule air cleaner services in Pasco County, FL and the surrounding area.
Clean or Purify?
Many first–time customers who contact us are quite confused about the difference between an air cleaner and an air purifier. In fact, these are technically the same thing, but the label air cleaner typically refers to models that use filtration technology, while purifiers are more likely to use ionization technology.
In reality, the type of air cleaner best suited to you will depend on the types of contaminants you’re most concerned with removing. You don’t need to worry too much about whether to call your system an air cleaner or an air purifier, but you will need to figure out what types of contaminants are more abundant in your home and what the members of your household are more sensitive to.
Prioritizing Your Air Cleaning
If allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander are the biggest indoor air quality problem you’re facing, you’ll want to focus your search on air cleaners that specialize in removing this type of contamination. However, if smoke, odors, and gasses are your concern, you’ll need to consider products that perform better at eliminating those types of particles.
Whole House Media Filters
Most of the top air cleaners use media filters to remove contaminants from the indoor air. These filters are usually made of compressed paper fibers and can remove up to 99.97% of particulate contaminants measuring 0.3 microns or larger. This phenomenal rate of effectiveness is what has helped to make media filters so popular. If you’re going to get a filtration based air cleaner, find out the system’s MERV rating. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, commonly known as MERV Rating is a measurement scale designed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air–Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. The best filtration available is MERV 16; it is used for hospital operating rooms and filters bacteria, most smoke odors, and dander from the airstream.
Pure Air is Possible
One of the most popular options for cleaning the air is Lennox’s PureAir system. It combines the best of PCO technology with the best of media technology. Lennox has combined a MERV 16 filter with a bank of UVA bulbs and a titanium–dioxide coated screen. When the air passes through the media filter, the particulates are removed. When it hits the bulbs and screen, it a scrubbed with a process called photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) which removes volatile organic compounds (irritating airborne gases) from the air. What’s left is completely cleaned air…with no ozone added! It’s one of the best systems on the market, and it can be installed on almost any air handler, although there are some space constraints. This is a phenomenal option for PureAir in your home, but it’s limitation is size: it requires ample space at the air handler and is simply not suitable for some applications.
Reme Halo & Halo LED
We are proud to be able to bring you RGF’s latest technologicial advancement, the REME Halo. Originally engineered to combat sick building syndrome, the HALO is the next generation of IAQ technology. RGF has redesigned their REME HVAC unit with higher Ionized Hydro-peroxide output, which gives faster kill rates for microbials in the air as well as on surfaces. Also, this higher output drops more particulate from the air bringing relief to those who suffer from allergies and other respiratory issues.
The award winning REME HALO® whole home in-duct air purifier is the next generation of indoor air quality (IAQ) technology and capable of purifying every cubic inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches. Designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors and air pollutants, the REME HALO® whole home in-duct air purifier is the best solution for whole house and building air purification.
Invented to recreate nature’s process of purifying the air, it’s like bringing fresh outdoor air inside without ever having to open your windows. And it’s effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbial, and VOCs (gases).
You can now reduce common allergy triggers from particulates such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust. Thoroughly tested on airborne and surface bacteria & viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk, to name a few. Say goodbye to odors from cooking, pets, dirty socks, diaper pails, and musty rooms.
Please note that this system does produce some ozone as a byproduct of its operation. Sensitive individuals should be aware of this potential irritant.
Yet another option is the Patriot Carbon. This is a system similar to the Pure Air, utilizing a hybrid of a catalyst with a UV light system to neutralize VOCs and contaminants in your home’s airstream. When odors are a problem the best choice is Patriot Carbon. This advanced whole-house air purifier uses UV-C light in combination with specially prepared activated carbon cells to neutralize volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Nearly all odors are caused by VOCs. Many VOCs , such as formaldehyde and toluene are also toxic. Patriot Carbon neutralizes VOCs in a process similar to the way the catalytic converter in your car works. When VOCs are neutralized the odors are destroyed and the hydrocarbon molecules that cause them are reduced to harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Air Cleaner Installation and Beyond
You can have an air cleaner installed as part of an entire home comfort system or you can have it put in one the system you have now. No matter what type of home heating or cooling system you have, our installation experts here at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will be able to incorporate your new air cleaner into it.
We’ll also go over how the system works with you and show you how to change the filters so that you can be sure your system is doing the job it needs to all the time. Changing your filters regularly is an essential task to ensure that your air cleaner continues to be able to remove all contaminants from your indoor air.
And to compliment your efforts, our technicians are happy to come out to homes in the Pasco County, FL area and perform regular maintenance checks as well as any emergency repairs you may need. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today to start improving your indoor air quality.
It is important to note that a perfect indoor air quality system includes a media filter at the coil to remove contaminants from your air stream and protect your coils. There’s no filter that protects your system or home in the same way as a whole-house media filters, as the filters place in grills in your returns are simply inefficient in comparison.