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Mechanical Filters vs. Electronic Air Cleaners

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Most homeowners understand the need to control the temperatures in their house, but indoor air quality can be just as important to maintain in a comfortable environment. High amounts of dust, pet dander, allergens and bacteria can make life miserable if they become prominent enough. The good news is that adding an air filtration system to your heating and air conditioning can keep indoor air quality in your home high.

Here in Cary, NC, air filtration plays a particularly large role during the spring, when allergens seem to be everywhere. You can get a mechanical filter installed or an electronic one (among other choices) and it helps to know which one works best for your home. So here’s a quick breakdown of mechanical filters vs. electronic air cleaners.

Most heating and air conditioning systems have a mechanical filter “built in,” a spot where you can slide a replaceable filter into place. They’re easy to use and can be swapped in and out without the help of a technician. You can also get additional mechanical air filtration systems added to trap smaller particles and improve your air quality.  However,  unless you clean or replace them out regularly, their effectiveness will drop, since mechanical air filters work by trapping particulates in a filter material.

Electronic filters, on the other hand, use static electricity to pull particles into a collector, which they can be cleaned off of. They tend to be more expensive than mechanical filters, but they tend to be more effective as well. We recommend electronic filters for any household with sensitive members, lots of pets, or a general tendency towards increased levels of dust in the air.

For specifics on mechanical filters vs. electronic air cleaners, or to schedule an installation appointment, contact the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air. Our trained staff handles all manner of air filtration issues and we can advise you on the right version for your household. If you live in Cary, NC, air filtration can be a godsend towards keeping your indoor air quality high. Give us a call and let us help you make that a reality!

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Benefits of the Trane CleanEffects™ System in Raleigh, NC

Monday, March 18th, 2013

When you think of home comfort, you may think chiefly about temperature. After all, 70 degrees Fahrenheit feels good when it’s 105 outside. But comfort is also about indoor air quality. While your existing air conditioning system offers some dehumidification and air filtration as part of its design, you may be wondering how you can further improve the quality of the air inside your home, so that you can breathe fresher and cleaner air throughout the year. While some have been deterred from buying an auxiliary air cleaner due to extra costs and maintenance, you can count on Trane to provide an excellent solution. Trane CleanEffects™ offers top of the line air cleaning with a low operating costs and no need to change the filter. For more information about how you might benefit, call Raleigh Heating & Air today!

Let’s look at some of the benefits of the Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner:

  • Low pressure drop. Conventional air cleaners have very dense filters, which are good at catching micro-particles, but are not great at managing airflow. Pressure drop is the term for the negative side effects of dense filtration, which prevents your heating and cooling systems from pushing air throughout your home. While you want clean and clear air, you also need an appropriate air cleaner that won’t reduce energy efficiency and cause problems in other parts of the system.
  • Reduce allergens and other respiratory triggers. Residents sensitive to allergens and susceptible to asthmatic attacks may be comforted by the fact that Trane CleanEffects™ greatly reduces the airborne presence of dust, pet hair and dander, lint, fungus, dust mites, bacteria and pollen. Up to 99.98% of such debris, in fact.
  • Innovative and patented technology. When you get a Trane, you know you’re buying quality and technical innovation. The Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner is patented technology, verified by experts at the Harvard School of Public Health, and performance-tested by LMS Technologies and Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

If you’re looking to make your indoor air clean and fresh all year round, look no further than the Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner. For more information, call Raleigh Heating & Air today! 

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