Electrostatic Air Cleaner

An electrostatic air cleaner or ionic air cleaner represents a great way of keeping the air you breathe in your home free of the various airborne particles that inhabit it normally. It is estimated that most families spend around ninety percent of their time inside, whether it’s their homes or workplaces, and the amount of pollutants that can be found indoors is considerably larger than outside. Even if it might seem a bit counterintuitive, you only have to think of all the things that “gather” dust inside a home and you’ll understand exactly what’s happening.

These machines are necessary in some homes because there are individuals out there who are considerably more sensitive to airborne particles and pollutants than the large majority. These unfortunate individuals are in some cases so negatively affected by airborne pollutants that their quality of life begins to suffer steadily the longer they stay in their environment and this is the reason why they require an electrostatic air cleaner.

The electrostatic air cleaner works a bit differently than some other air cleaners because it does not use filters; instead, it works by giving the particles of various sized an electric charge so that they can be more easily attracted by an opposite charge. This basically means that when the air enters the machine, the various unwanted particles are given a very small electric charge; at the end of the machine there’s a plate of some sorts that has an opposite charge, thus all the charged particles will be automatically drawn to it.

These particles can be a lot of things ranging from the all too common pollen during spring to pet dander and dust mites all year round, along with various types of smoke, whether it comes from burning tobacco or from burning the steak.

There’s also a bit of confusion related to electrostatic air cleaners and ozone generators. This happens because during the ionization process that the electrostatic air cleaner is based on, some very small amount of ozone can be produced. This confusion is a problem that needs to be addressed because this is by no stretch of the imaginary anywhere equal to the amount of ozone an ozone generator produces. There are some ozone generators out there that are being sold as indoor air purifiers while they do nothing of the sort, on the contrary they can be even harmful, and this is damaging to the reputation of electrostatic air cleaners. So even though an electrostatic air cleaner does produce trace amounts of ozone, it should be understood that this has nothing to do with the air purifying process whatsoever, and any ozone air purifiers should be avoided.

Electrostatic air cleaners are great options when considering air purifying for allergy relief purposes and especially so when one needs to purify a large area. These machines are normally meant to work twenty-four hours a day and this means that most of them will be rather quiet, thus allowing them to be placed in almost any type of room that requires both purified air and very low background noise.

When you are considering which type of air purifier to install whether it’s in your home or workplace, it is important to take into account the various factors that make the electrostatic air cleaner a better or worse choice. For instance, if you are interested in purifying the air in a small room, like a bedroom for instance, where a filter wouldn’t have to be changed very often because of the limited amount of time you spend there, then a HEPA purifier would be a great choice. An electrostatic air cleaner on the other hand is ideal for larger rooms where the main concern is the removal of allergens from the air alongside other miscellaneous particles such as dust or pollen.

This Electrostatic Air Cleaner Review is Written/Updated on Aug 8th, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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