Electronic Air Cleaners
Today's homes are more tightly constructed than ever. This means less
fresh air infiltrates the home from outside.
However, it also means dust, grease, pollen, mold spores and other
airborne particles that already exist in a home can't get out and are
re-circulated over and over again.
To remove these particles, which may cause unnecessary physical
discomfort as well as damage furnishings, more and more homeowners are
turning to high efficiency air filtration systems.
TRANE CleanEffects uses patented, breakthrough air
cleaning technology to remove up to 99.98% of airborne allergens from the
air that passes through the filter, without significantly reducing the air
flow, making it 8 times more effective than even the best HEPA room air
filter and 100 times more effective than a standard 1" filter. TRANE Clean
Effects is so effective that it traps allergens down to .1 microns, the size
at which allergens cause the most irritation because your nose, mouth and
throat can’t filter them and they get trapped deep in your lungs.
Electronic air cleaners are usually installed in the duct carrying air
back to the furnace or air handler. A typical disposable furnace filter
captures only 10% to 15% of the contaminants, while electronic air cleaners
can remove many more of the undesirable airborne particles from the air it
Operation of the unit is fairly simple. First, air passes through a
mesh-type filter that catches large airborne particles. Smaller particles
that get through the filter pass through an ionizing section where they
receive an electrical charge.
These charged particles then pass through plates that have an opposite
charge that attracts the particles like a magnet. The particles remain on
the plates until the air cleaner elements are washed. The result is a
healthier, cleaner indoor environment.