Determining the Efficiency of Air Purifiers

When it comes to your home, you expect the utmost level of comfort. Unfortunately, spring means increased levels of pollen from the trees and plants outside, which can mean severe discomfort for many. With 72 trillion particles entering your home each day1, it is no surprise that your symptoms are not relieved when you are indoors. A few weeks ago we did a post on indoor air quality services, and the installation of air purifiers/air cleaners in your home. There are a wide variety of systems to choose from not only portable vs. whole home, but also the brands, features, and efficiency of each. Your Mesa air conditioning company is the best source for information and assistance in choosing a reliable system.

Fortunately, standards have been established to help test and rate the efficiency of air purification systems. One such method is the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV), which evaluates the efficiency of the filter to remove particles of varying sizes from the air. Another common method is known as the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).This measures the efficiency of the purifier to remove three common household air particles: dust, pollen, and tobacco smoke. The purifier is tested to determine not only how efficiently is removes contaminants from the air, but also the rate at which it delivers clean air back into the room1. It is important to remember that these are not the only factors that should be considered when looking for a purifier. A Chandler indoor air quality specialist can walk you through the ins and outs of various system options.

As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we feel that the Trane CleanEffectsTM air cleaner is the ideal solution to your indoor air problems. This system is designed to remove 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air, and boasts an industry-leading CADR of 1,2002. This is especially impressive compared to the clean air delivery rate of the average portable device, which has a CADR of 101. This air purifier is especially good for those who suffer from asthma or severe allergies as it works to capture the contaminants that can irritate your symptoms. Call the AAA Cooling Specialists in Scottsdale to inquire about our home comfort services and product offering.

Sources:

1Trane; http://www.trane.com/Residential/Downloads/Brochure/AirCleaners/72-1218-07_web.pdf

2Trane CleanEffects; http://www.trane.com/Residential/Products/Air-Cleaners/CleanEffects-Air-Cleaners

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January 6, 2014 6:54 pm