Do Ionizing Fans Really Work To Purify The Air?

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Do Ionizing Fans Really Work To Purify The Air?

Masters Heating & Cooling is a firm believer in using ionizers to improve indoor air quality in your Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, or Mishawaka, IN home, but we understand how confusing some of the claims can be. Consumers are bombarded with terms like:

  • Prevent allergy symptoms
  • Make the air fresh
  • Eliminate odors

Adding to the confusion are the many names used by the folks who make and market the devices. This includes:

  • Ionizing air purifiers
  • Ionizer air purifiers
  • Ionic air purifiers
  • Air ionizers
  • Ion generators

All of them are based on the same principle.

It’s All About Electrical Charges

Using high voltage, an ionizer, in many cases an ionizing fan, gives an electrical charge (usually negative) to particles moving through the ionizer or to molecules in the air. Once they have an electrical charge the molecules are called ions.

Opposites Do Attract

The charged particles are attracted to other particles or surfaces that have the opposite charge. As the particles clump together, they form heavier particles. Eventually they are heavy enough to settle out of the air, improving air quality. Some types of ionizers include an electrically charged (electrostatic) filter to attract the particles. 

Portable vs Whole-House

Many ionizers and ionizing fans are designed to clean the air in a single room. Masters prefers a whole-house approach to improving air quality. One of our featured products is the Respicaire Ion Plasma Air Treatment System. It’s designed to be installed as part of the HVAC systems in your house. It treats the indoor air as it’s circulated and controls the buildup of contaminants on your cooling coil. Check out the coupon page on our website to take advantage of a current special on this Respicaire system. 

Renewed Focus On Air Quality

Masters Heating & Cooling has fielded many air quality questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. While no air filtration or purification system guarantees protection during a viral pandemic, there are many ways to improve the odds by making the air healthier in your Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, or Mishawaka, IN home. Call now to schedule your no obligation appointment. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information.