Many homeowners with concerns about indoor air quality are investing in air filtration systems, either as stand-alone units in rooms or connected to duct work for heating and air conditioning. Filtration technology now has advanced beyond simple HEPA filters. Trane’s new whole house filtration system, CleanEffects™ removes an amazing 99.98% of airborne allergens, including bacteria and viruses down to 0.1 micron. For reference, a cross section of a human hair is about 50 microns.

The Clean Effects™ system is an active filtration system, using electricity to charge and collect particles super-efficiently. It first traps large particles, like dust, pollen and bacteria. The system’s filter then uses electrical charges to trap the smaller pollutants using alternating charges. This patented filtration system is the most efficient available because, unlike thick filters that can become clogged, the CleanEffects™ system doesn’t impede air flow through the ducts. Your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work any harder to force air through the filter.

When other dense filters that are designed to capture dust and particles slow air movement, it is called a “pressure drop.” Minimizing that pressure drop without allowing allergens to pass is a challenge. The Clean Effects™ system has the lowest pressure drop yet still collects all but the tiniest percentage of pollutants. With its patented technology and superior air flow, Clean Effects™ is eight times more effective than the top rated HEPA filters and 100 times better than a standard 1” filter, according to the company’s website.

Dramatic improvements in your home’s indoor air quality will help keep your family healthy — especially if members suffer from respiratory or asthma conditions.