Electrostatic Air Filters

Written by Norene Anderson
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Electrostatic air filters are designed for use in place of pleated or fiberglass filters as permanent filters. These filters reduce the pollutants in the air by attracting particles too tiny to be seen by the naked eye. Electrostatic filters can capture particles as small as one micron.

The layers of material in the filter generate an electrical charge. This charge draws the particles in much the same way a magnet draws iron. The reduction of pollutants in the air by electrostatic air filters is one of the most effective ways to purify the air you breathe. It is important for everyone to have fresh air without contaminants. It is crucial for anyone suffering from allergies to have air free of pollutants.

Installing Electrostatic Air Filters

Electrostatic air filters can be easily installed with any heating or cooling unit. It is easy to maintain the effectiveness of the filters by routine cleaning every month or two. The frequency depends on the amount of pollutants in the air. You should not wait until the filter appears dirty. You should clean it according to the standard recommendations, even if it does not appear to need cleaning.

Electrostatic air filters require no special wiring. Since they are static, the charge remains without flowing electrical current. If the filter is properly cared for, it should last indefinitely. Before replacing any filtering system, make sure to comply with the manufacturer's recommended guidelines regarding airflow and any other restrictions. You can start enjoying cleaner air in just a matter of hours once your air has been circulated thoroughly through the filter.


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