AirRanger™ Whole-House Polarized-Media Electronic Air Cleaner
AirRanger air filters are designed to fit into the filter racks of your existing HVAC system. That means that you can take advantage of your current heating and cooling equipment to enjoy whole-house air filtration without investing in a dedicated unit. AirRanger air filters are 97% efficient at trapping particulates as small as 0.3 microns in size and can also trap odor-causing bacteria, dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, and much more. Breathe the cleaner and healthier air that you and your family deserve. Contact Christian Heating and Air Conditioning today to learn more about the AirRanger whole-house polarized-media electronic air cleaner and our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Efficient Air Filtering System
- The AirRanger™ is 97% efficient at capturing particles from breathable air, particles as small as .3 microns (that is 0.000039 of an inch).
- Efficiency increases as the media fibers load. The 3% that pass through the air cleaner are primed to be captured as polarized masses the next trip through the duct system. Very small masses, but a mass nonetheless.
- A polarized media air cleaner is highly beneficial to a home since continually circulating indoor air cannot experience the benefit of purification through the sun, wind, rain, or lightning.
Air Quality in Homes Today
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warns that modern construction has led to homes with indoor air pollution that can be 10 times higher than the local pollution. This is largely caused by air pollutants from outdoors becoming more concentrated indoors due to a tight seal—and thus little natural ventilation—and inadequate mechanical ventilation. Households can also exacerbate the issue by introducing additional pollutants, including chemicals and volatile organic compounds.
Polluted indoor air is saturated with particles that can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms and even irritate the respiratory system in otherwise healthy people. There can be millions of dust mites in just 1 cubic foot of air, and the average air handler in a home can move 1 million cubic feet a day. Think of all that dust, which is made up of dead skin, hair, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and many other disgusting elements, circulating through your home. Using premium air filters to remove these substances will make your home a much fresher and healthier environment.
Benefits of the AirRanger™ Filtration System
Traditional HVAC air filters are designed to trap the large particles that could damage your equipment but are not intended to improve the air you breathe. AirRanger air filters, however, are designed to trap these minuscule particles, and they are installed in the filter tracks that your system already has. There is no new equipment to purchase or ductwork upgrades in which to invest. These air filters will not only improve your air quality but will continue to protect your heating and cooling system.
Pressure drop is a concern when it comes to air filters because a high-pressure drop can lead to a system that runs longer and thus costs more and experiences more wear and tear. But AirRanger air filters have a low-pressure drop, and any additional power consumption is no more than what it costs to operate a 40-watt light bulb. This also means that the effect on equipment lifespan is negligible. Coupled with seasonal HVAC maintenance, an AirRanger air filter can lower your short- and long-term costs.
AirRanger air filters never need to be washed. They are disposable and swapping in a new filter is a simple task that takes hardly any time at all. The general recommended replacement period is 3 to 4 months, but your ideal schedule will depend on your household. Pet parents, for instance, will often find their filter replacement schedule to be a bit more accelerated than with the average home.
Other Methods for Improved Indoor Air Quality
Achieving optimal indoor air quality often requires a multipronged approach, and it begins with controlling dust in the home and avoiding the introduction of pollution sources, such as chemical deodorizers, some household cleaners, and mold spores from overwatered houseplants. A whole-house air cleaner, such as the AirRanger system, will help you maximize your efforts while also minimizing pollutants and contaminants from external sources. Christian also recommends seasonal HVAC maintenance and periodic duct cleaning, and we encourage you to also consider additional indoor air quality equipment, including whole-house air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers.
Air scrubbers are designed to mimic the molecular scrubbing that occurs in nature. This technology was originally designed in partnership with NASA for use aboard the International Space Station. Air scrubbers were such as success in this environment that they have since been adapted for residential use and eliminate a wide range of pollutants and contaminants that undermine air quality.
An air purifier essentially sanitizes the air. An ultraviolet or UV air purifier achieves this with ultraviolet light. UV-C refers to a specific type of UV radiation, which is the fastest and carries the most energy. This light is often used in medical facilities to sanitize because it kills airborne and surface contaminants, and you can use it in your home to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungal spores, and more.
Cold winter temperatures bring dry air that lowers the relative humidity level in your home. Low humidity makes you feel less comfortable and can irritate your eyes, nose, mouth, throat, and lungs. Increasing humidity to an optimal level makes you more comfortable at a lower temperature, saves wear and tear on your heating system, and makes your home less prone to many contaminants.
With the summer comes sweltering heat, and while your air conditioner can deal with some of that moisture, it cannot remove all of it. A dehumidifier not only makes your home more comfortable but at a higher temperature while reducing your energy costs and avoiding wear on your AC system. Dehumidification also makes a home less conducive to mold, dust, and illness-causing bacteria.
Discuss the Benefits of an Enhanced Whole-House Air Filter by Contacting Christian Today
At Christian Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand the great importance of good indoor air quality and are dedicated to helping our local communities breathe cleaner air. If you are interested in the air filters we offer and are considering installing a whole-house system, our team is here to help. We can answer questions online or you can call us at 1-215-488-5795 to schedule an in-person consultation.