Posts Tagged ‘Air Filtration’

Suffering From Allergies? Air Cleaning Can Help

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Sore twoman-allergieshroat, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing—is it allergy season already?

Living with allergies is simply the worst. Throw asthma in the mix and you’re looking at double trouble.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or both, the world outside is full of your enemies: pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and more.

Unfortunately, allergens also collect inside the home. Bad indoor air quality will allow these allergens to stick around longer than they need to, making your own home an allergy trigger.

We can’t control what happens outside, but we can do more to control what happens inside. In this post, we’ll go over how air cleaning can help relieve your allergies.


How Do Air Filters Capture Contaminants?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

As we head into allergy season, you may be wondering: how exactly does a mechanical air filter capture contaminants? Electronic air cleaners, such as ion generators and electronic precipitators use electricity to negatively charge and then capture allergens and other indoor particles, but when it comes to mechanical air filters, there a few things to consider, one of which is MERV ratings. The indoor air quality specialists at Clean Air Act can help you with all your air filtration needs, so if you are concerned about allergy season this spring, just pick up the phone and give us a call. (more…)

3 Ways Air Filters Help Your Home

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A big part of your indoor comfort is having clean, healthy air to breathe, but if you don’t have it, you could feel like you are fighting an uphill battle each day inside your own home. A great way to clean your air without having to manage an individual air filtration device on your own is to install a whole house mechanical filter into your existing HVAC. While this may sound like an added device, it really isn’t. This is because a mechanical filter can typically replace the standard filter of your HVAC system. Why not just use your standard filter? The standard air filter in your heating and cooling system isn’t designed to help with air quality; it’s only job is to prevent dust and debris from entering the system, not your home. So to achieve a higher quality of air, it’s best to use a more effective mechanical air filter. What kind of benefits can you and your home gain from an air filter? Let’s take a look. (more…)

What Air Filtration System is Right for Me?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Are you trying to decide which air filtration system is right for your home? Call the Milwaukie OR indoor air quality experts at The Clean Air Act, Inc. We offer a variety of Aprilaire air filtration systems, including a wide selection of whole-home air cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and ventilation systems to provide you with whole home comfort. We will be more than happy to help you select the model that fits your needs the most.

Whether you are having issues with dust mites, pollen, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, or another indoor air pollutant, we can find the right system for you. Depending on your needs, you may want to choose an electronic media filter, or you can find models that combine the efficiency of  media filters and electronic ionization. You’ll definitely want to select an air cleaner that matches your forced air heating and AC system.

Most Aprilaire air cleaners are installed on the air handler, and your contractor will know how to properly size and install the model we help you choose. Keep in mind that media air cleaners are designed to remove airborne contaminants as they through the duct system, which is why they are installed as part of your home comfort system. They use a true HEPA filter to clean the air inside your home.

The standard air filters that are a part of your forced air system are not designed to filter particles as efficiently, so it is best to get an air cleaning system to help provide ultimate protection against problems related to allergies and asthma.

Don’t hesitate to call the Milwaukie, OR indoor air quality specialists at Clean Air Act to help you choose the right air filtration for your home. Contact The Clean Air Act Inc. today!

Where Are Air Cleaners Installed and How Do They Work?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Just from reading the name, most people in Oregon City can figure out what whole home air filtration systems do. But what many people don’t know is where they are placed in your house and how they actually filter the air. There are many different kinds of home air filtration systems and each one cleans your air in a different way.

Mechanical Air Filters

Air filters are installed as part of your heating and air conditioning system. They are most commonly installed in the air handler that distributes clean air to the rest of your house. As the air passes through the filter, particulates, bacteria and viruses, pollen, pet dander and other contaminates are trapped and removed from your air supply. Depending upon your needs, the filters come in varying sizes: some are designed to filter very tiny contaminates like viruses, while others are made to trap larger particulates like dust. Ask the experts at Clean Air Act, Inc. which filter is right for your Oregon City home air filtration needs.

Electronic Air Filters

Electronic air cleaners differ from mechanical air filters in that they use an electronic charge to trap particles similar to the way static electricity works. There are several types of electronic air filters. Electrostatic precipitators are installed in your air handler where they draw air across an ionized section of the filter and attach a positive electrical charge to the particles in the air. These charged particles are attracted to, and accumulate on, negatively charged collector plates.

Ion generators, another type of electronic filter, work in a similar way but without the collector plates. These devices emit charged ions into the air where they attach to other particles and collect on objects like furniture, walls or the ground.

Oregon City Home Air Filtration Installation Experts

Your family deserves to breathe clean air. For people suffering from existing respiratory problems, air filtration can be a necessity. Whole home filtration systems can reduce allergy flare-ups that result from pollen, dust and other pollutants like pet dander. Many homes in the Oregon City area are well-insulated which can leave little room for ventilation of normal allergens. Clean Air Act, Inc. has a full range of products that can remove pollutants from your air and ensure that you and your family are comfortable all year long.

For more information about improving the air quality in your Oregon City home with products such as an Aprilaire Air Cleaning system, give Clean Air Act, Inc. a call today!