Do you know what’s in the air you breathe? The air inside your average home contains 5 times the pollution of the outside air, accumulating not only outdoor contaminants but a variety of uniquely human and indoor pollution, like pet dander, dust, chemical residues, bacteria, and viruses. Fortunately, with the help of Total Air & Heat’s air cleaner solutions, you can enjoy cleaner, safer air inside your home than you’ve ever breathed before.
What Is an Air Cleaner & What Do They Do?
An air cleaner refers to a piece of HVAC technology that serves, as the name implies, to clean your air. It removes unwanted particulates from your home’s air as they pass through its unique filtration system.
High-end air cleaners charge particles as they enter the structure so that they’re attracted to collection devices despite being too small to remove with a traditional filter. This way, they can even remove the smaller biological particles that cause illness, mold, and other problems.
Benefits of Air Cleaners
Clean air in your home sounds nice in general, but the benefits of an air cleaner might exceed your expectations. Air cleaners can help:
- Reduce transmission of illness by removing bacteria and viruses from the air
- Improve allergies and respiratory illnesses by removing mold, pet dander, dust, and other contaminants, eliminating itchy eyes and skin from irritating contaminants
- Minimize necessary dusting for your home by removing dust before it settles
- Protect delicate electronics, appliances, etc., from the impact of unwanted particulates
- Make your home smell better and cleaner
Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers
An air cleaner is a device that pulls contaminants from your home’s air. It works much like a filter but with added technology to allow it to grab even more particles more reliably.
Air purifiers don’t necessarily remove anything from your home’s air, by contrast. Instead, they neutralize contaminants through methods such as exposure to UV light. This can break down the structures of certain chemicals, alter the DNA of viruses and bacteria to kill them or render them inert, etc., protecting you from these contaminants but leaving them in the air.
You can use both for coverage of contaminants and the cleanest possible air, should you wish. With air cleaners specializing in removing large particulates that agitate you simply by their presence and air purifiers serving to neutralize and sterilize anything so small that it can slip through a cleaner, you’ll be as protected as possible can be.
Why Choose Total Air & Heat?
When you’re looking to improve the air quality of your home, working with experienced professionals like the team at Total Air & Heat means getting the best solutions for your home and goals installed correctly for the best possible results. We also have access to great products from respected manufacturers, like Trane, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re not just having your system well-installed — it’ll also be a system worth installing.
Ready to find out what truly clean air smells like? Reach out to Total Air & Heat today by calling 972-881-0020 and contacting us online to speak to the team about air cleaners, air purifiers, and other indoor air quality solutions.
Air Cleaner FAQs
I thought pollution was outside. Why should I be worried about my air indoors?
Every day, we spend 90% of our time indoors. Plus, today’s efficient, airtight homes are excellent at conserving energy, but that also makes them better at trapping potentially irritating particles inside the home. With the rising number of people who suffer from allergies and asthma, indoor air quality has become more and more important to our general health and well-being.
What does Clean Air Delivery Rate mean?
Clean Air Delivery Rate, or CADR, is recognized by the Federal Trade Commission and Environmental Protection Agency as a fair and objective measure of various air cleaner technologies. CADR provides the number of cubic feet of clean air a unit delivers each minute. A higher CADR means more clean air is being delivered to your home.
I keep my home clean. Could the air in my home still not be clean?
Yes. Consider that the average home generates 40 pounds of dust for every 1,500 square feet of space. While regular home cleaning is an excellent measure to reduce exposure to irritants and pollutants, removing enough of the material by hand is impossible to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible.
What can Trane do to help make my home's air cleaner?
The best thing you can do is remove as many particles from your home’s air as possible. That’s why we’ve introduced the revolutionary new TRANE CleanEffects air filtration system. It works as part of your total home comfort system to remove up to an industry-leading 99.98% of the airborne allergens from your home’s filtered air. There is no other system that matches the effectiveness of TRANE CleanEffects.