Here in Oceanside, CA, many homes are just firing up their heating systems for the first time after many months of lack of use. That can lead to dust and dirt building up inside the system, which you can often spot by the distinct smell when you turn the system on. Dust and dirt are serious problems for furnaces in our part of the world. They can cause friction in moving components, clog burners to prevent them from functioning and stop up filters to lower the flow or air through your ducts.
You can help cut down on that by scheduling regular maintenance and changing your filters (replacements are easy to install and available at any home improvement store). But if you’d like to do something a little more extensive to correct the problem, we recommend installing an electronic air purifier in your HVAC system.
How Do They Work?
Electronic air purifiers sit at the apex to your ducts. As the heating system runs (or the air conditioner runs in the summer,) air passes through an ionization chamber. Any particles in the air are ionized and will stick to the walls of the chamber or in a designated collection pan: removing them from circulation. As the heater runs, it gradually scrubs your air clean of any dust. Not only does that improve the performance of your heater – lowering the cost of running it and the chances of a more serious breakdown – but it helps the air in your home feel fresher and cleaner as well as cutting down on the possibility of illnesses in individual family members. Best of all, it costs very little to run and rarely requires repairs!
If you think an electronic air purifier would be a good fit for your home, call the pros at Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. today to discuss your options and schedule an installation!