Learn how an electronic air cleaner can reduce the amount of dust in your home. Get tips on which type of electronic air cleaner to choose.
LESLIE: Well, apparently our next caller, who is Solomon in Virginia, has a lot of dust in the house. (Tom chuckles) So what is going on?
SOLOMON: Hello. How are you?
LESLIE: Great. How can we help you with your dusty house?
SOLOMON: Well, I don’t know. I have a house that seems to manufacture dust … (Leslie chuckles)
SOLOMON: … and I haven’t quite figured out why. Just wondering, any suggestions?
TOM: Do you have kids?
SOLOMON: No. I have pets.
TOM: Well, that could be part of the problem. Pets do generate a lot of dust. You have a forced-air heating system? Heating and cooling system?
TOM: Alright. What kind of filtration system do you have on it, Solomon?
SOLOMON: I’m not sure what you mean.
TOM: A filter.
SOLOMON: It’s got the filters on the furnace itself.
TOM: Yeah. Is it like the disposable, one-inch thick, fiberglass filters?
SOLOMON: Yes, yes, yes.
TOM: Yeah, we call those rock-stoppers because that’s about the only thing it stops. You need a more efficient filtration system for your heating and cooling system. What we would recommend is something called an electronic air cleaner
. These are about 50 times more efficient than the filters you have on right now and you will see a measurable difference in the amount of dust that is getting out into your house if you put a good filter on.
SOLOMON: OK. And where do I get this?
TOM: It’s something that has to be professionally installed and probably two of the top brands are Aprilaire
. So contact your local heating and cooling contractor
and see about having one of the two of those installed onto your system and I think you’ll see a huge difference. And think about all the hours you’ll save cleaning your house. (Leslie chuckles)
SOLOMON: OK. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Solomon. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.