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p>An air cleaner is a supercharged filtration system that capture dust and pollen, as well as microscopic germs. The products that we install remove particles as small as one-tenth of a micron without slowing the airflow or making your HVAC system work harder. Follow these tips for buying an air cleaner:

Independent Certifications

Look for filtration cabinets that are independently tested and certified by industry groups. For example, Trane’s CleanEffects system has earned the Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ product certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This product has been tested by third-party indoor air quality experts, and the results have been reviewed by Harvard scientists.

Germicidal Capabilities

Allergens come in all shapes and sizes. Pollen and dust are relatively large and easy to remove, but smoke and biological contaminants can sneak through standard filters. That’s why most air purifiers electronically charge incoming particles so that they’re forced to bind with the filtration media. This technology also disables microbes to create a healthier indoor environment.

MERV and CADR Ratings

Most filters are classified by their minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). However, the clean air delivery rate (CADR) gives you more information. This number measures the amount of clean air produced. For perspective, a standard 1-inch filter has a CADR of 12 cubic feet per minute. The CleanEffects system has a CADR of 1,200, which makes it 100 times more effective.

Filter Cleaning Intervals

An air cleaner uses disposable filters that must be replaced annually. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we’re pleased to install air purifiers that feature reusable filters. This reduces the cost of ownership, prevents waste and simplifies maintenance. All you have to do is vacuum the pre-filter and collection cells periodically.

Enjoying healthy and clean indoor air has never been this easy. If you’re interested in a whole-house filtration system, call Hush Air Heating & Air Conditioning at 951-373-3784. You can also view our selection of indoor air quality products online.

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