Posts Tagged ‘Air Cleaner’

Air Filtration and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, February 4th, 2013

During the summertime it is tempting to seal up your home as tightly as possible. Everyone wants to keep their home in Portland cool and comfortable, but they also want to do it efficiently. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is to prevent cooled air from escaping your home. This can have a negative impact on indoor air quality, though. Call Clean Air Act today if you are not 100% satisfied with the indoor air quality in your home. We can help you improve your indoor air quality with an air filtration system.

A mechanical air filter is one of the simplest ways in which you can improve indoor air quality in your home. Mechanical air filters are installed in your air ducts and as the air passes through them they collect pollutants on a filtering material. While your air conditioning system has a built in air filter, it is not highly efficient. It is intended more to protect your air conditioning equipment from dirt and debris than to improve indoor air quality. The addition of a more efficient air filter can help you breathe cleaner, healthier air.

An electronic air cleaner is another great way to improve indoor air quality in Portland. By pulling air into an ionization chamber an electronic air cleaner can give a static charge to pollutants in your air. These electrically charged pollutants then are trapped on a collector plate which can be removed and cleaned off. Other devices operate in much the same way but simply allow the charged pollutants to adhere to the walls and other surfaces in your home. Either way they are removed from the air and will no longer be circulated throughout your home. Air borne pollutants are a real concern for residents with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions.

For more information about how an air filtration system can improve indoor air quality in Portland, call the professionals at Clean Air Act. We’ll be happy to help you breathe cleaner, healthier air throughout the cooling season. Do not sacrifice air quality for comfort. A good air filtration system allows you to enjoy both. Contact Clean Air Act today!

Will an Air Cleaner Work with My Heating and Cooling System?

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Comfortable temperatures are a great luxury and necessary to maintaining the quality of life that you deserve in Beaverton. The heating and air conditioning professionals at The Clean Air Act, though, believe that comfortable temperatures are just the beginning to the total comfort that you deserve. We know that the quality of the air that you breathe is just as important as the temperature, which is why we offer great indoor air quality products such as air cleaners for installation in your home. Contact us today for more information about improving the quality of your indoor air.

An air cleaner can be easily incorporated into most any forced air heating and air conditioning system. Whole-house air cleaners, including mechanical filters and UVGI devices, are installed directly into the ductwork of a forced air heating and cooling system. Because all of the air that your system heats and cools is dispersed throughout this system an in-duct installation allows all of this air to be filtered or otherwise cleaned.

These types of air filters and cleaners are really necessary with forced air systems for a few different reasons. To begin with, while all houses have a certain amount of dirt and dust within them, homes using forced air heating and air conditioning systems have this dirt and dust stirred up the circulating air. Once the pollutants are airborne they can be pulled into the ductwork and redistributed throughout the house. If they are allowed to settle within the air ducts they can cause efficiency problems with your heating and air conditioning system.

If you use a forced air heating and cooling system in your Beaverton home you should have some sort of air cleaner in place. To learn more about the integration of an air cleaner into your heating and cooling system call The Clean Air Act. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

What Can an Air Cleaner Filter Inside My Home?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

What is one thing that you need at every moment of every day? It’s air! You breathe in about 400 cubic feet of air every day. That’s about 35 pounds of air every single day. Many of us spend most of our time indoors which means that the air we breathe is provided to us by an air conditioning or heating system.

When you’re at home, you want to make sure that all the air you breathe is as clean as possible. The EPA says that indoor air quality is one of the top five dangers to respiratory health. That’s why it’s important to have a good indoor air quality system in your home. Below we’ve outlined some air quality issues that an air cleaner or other IAQ system can help improve the air quality inside your Oregon City home.


If the air inside your home is too dry in the winter, the air can cause all kinds of allergy-related irritation. When it’s dry, you tend to create more dust from dry skin. Without moisture in the air, allergens like dust, pollen and pet dander can travel freely through the air and into your respiratory system.


Viruses are another type of air-born problem that can be associated with poor air quality. These can be solved by installing UV germicidal lights in your home.


In poor air quality situations, asthma related irritations can flare up. Not only is this due to increased dust levels, but also because of dry air.

Dry Skin and Throat

Without moisture, the mucous membranes in your throat and nasal passages can dry out. With proper humidity, these air passages offer our bodies a defense against viruses and infections. This can also lead to bloody noses and scratchy throats.

How Indoor Air Quality Systems Can Help

Indoor air quality systems can do a number of things for your home. When you have an indoor air cleaner, like a filter or an electrostatic system, they can help remove dust particles, bacteria, mold spores and even viruses from your air.

On top of that, some models also include humidity control features. In a dry climates, this can be almost as important. Properly humidified homes are more comfortable to live in and can be potentially cleaner.

If you’re having problems with the indoor air quality in your Oregon City home, then call the experts at The Clean Air Act.