The Unfiltered Blog

May 11, 2016

Dynamic Air filter for allergy relief

By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

Is there anything more irritating than allergies? I love seeing the trees in bloom and the grass turn green after a long winter. Sometimes I wonder, though, if it’s worth the scratchy throat and puffy eyes we endure during an Iowa spring.

The bad news is researchers believe allergies affect nearly 50 million Americans annually and the number is growing. The good news is Bell Brothers offers the Dynamic Air Cleaner that can help relieve allergy symptoms by reducing allergens in your home.

Before we talk about the benefits of the Dynamic Air Cleaner, let’s take a look at the alternatives and why they may or may not be a good fit for you and your home.

Standard filter
Standard 1-inch disposable filters will remove large particles like allergens from cats and dogs, but smaller particles like dust, mold spores and pollens will pass right through that filter. Since common seasonal allergies include tree, grass and ragweed pollen, these filters probably won’t do much to relieve your itchy eyes.

High-efficiency pleated filter
The next step up is the pleated filters. These are extremely effective at filtering out those smaller particles. Because of their effectiveness, they can actually become detrimental to your HVAC system. When the filters get plugged, air can’t move through them. This can cause the air conditioner to freeze up or a furnace to overheat. When a customer calls to say their AC or furnace is not working, the first thing we ask them is if they’ve changed the filter lately.

Air cleaner
The Dynamic Air Cleaner, which works with your current heating and cooling system, is easily installed using the existing filter tracks. Once in place, it forms an electronic polarized-filter field. Airborne particles pass through the field and adhere to the filter. The Dynamic Air Cleaner removes an impressive 97 percent of particles including odors, airborne pathogens, pollen and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

It’s important to note that the filters only provide benefits if the furnace fan runs continuously. This can be done by setting the fan setting on the thermostat to “on."

Homeowners who have made the investment in the Dynamic Air Cleaner tell me it’s made a huge difference. If you suffer from allergies and are looking for a solution, contact us todayor call us at 515-244-8911.