Electrostatic Air Filters
Electrostatic air cleaners (sometimes known as electrostatic precipitators) are highly efficient filtration devices that use electrostatic attraction to remove fine particulate matter such as dust and cigarette smoke from the air.
Electrostatic air cleaners ionize (or electrically charge) particles as incoming air is drawn over an electronic cell. The charged particles are then attracted to and trapped by a series of flat collector plates that are oppositely charged, with the particles literally “sticking” to the collection plates until they are manually removed.
Electrostatic air filters are simply static charged. 3m air filters have these stockpiled for home consumers to buy yet people still go for the cheap fiberglass ones. Of course, most people don’t even remember until the air filter is spitting out black dust through the vents! Remember all you have to do is put this air filter into your ventilation system from an air intake point.
How Electrostatic Furnace Filters Work
Electrostatic Air Filters clean the air by using static electricity, a safe, naturally occurring phenomenon. An electrostatic charge is generated by air flowing through a maze of static prone fibers. Airborne particles are attracted and held by the static charge until released by washing. All Air Commander Electrostatic Air Filters contain an EPA registered anti-microbial material to inhibit mold and bacteria growth on the air filter surface.
The air you breathe contains many irritants such as pollen, dust, bacteria, mold spores, pet dander and smoke. Most of these particles are smaller than one micron. Our Electrostatic Air Filters are an effective and efficient way to reduce the number of these particles in your air. This illustration shows the typical dust loading pattern of the electrostatic fibers. This unique characteristic improves airflow while providing maximum filtration.
I will say one thing about electronic air filters that may or may not be true according to the brand. All of these are whole house air purifiers that may inadvertently send ozone back into your house because some of the charged particles may not be caught. But there is a small chance it would not have any harmful effects to you. This all depends on the air filters stopping the ozone inside of the electronic air cleaner.
-No need to buy filters because the are usable.
-They do adequate job of air filtration
-About as efficient as a pleated filter with a MERV 5 or 6 rating
-Must be removed and cleaned monthly
-Not as efficient as most pleated filter
-Not ideal for those who suffer from allergies
-Cheaper brands can have an adverse impact on equipment performance
It is one of the ways to use ionic technology to filter particulates out of the air preferably of having it fall to the floor like many ozone generators do. I prefer this better for functionality, but it is still not safe because not all of the ozone is kept inside of the air cleaner. Of course, the place where these are used the most are within the HVAC system of a home or business. Usually, it is a cheap version that you can see through and not an upgraded version that you would see within an air purifier.