|What is a HEPA filter?|
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filters are the most efficient medium for filtering micron size particulates from the air you breathe. A true HEPA filter must capture 99.97% of contaminants 0.3 microns in size. Particulates this size are invisible to the naked eye but can be harmful when inhaled. Common allergens that fall into this category include pet allergens, dust mite allergens, mold spores, and pollen. The chance of having an allergic reaction to any of the above particles can be reduced by maintaining clean air in your living and work environments. By using an air purifier, you will find that you are breathing cleaner air and it will show in the way that you feel.
Why would you need a HEPA air purifier in your home?
We all are becoming more aware of the negative impact of “dirty air?on our health. Air Pollution not only triggers allergy and asthma attacks but can cause serious problems for people with heart, lung, and many other medical conditions. Poor air is especially harmful to the very young and very old. Unfortunately, bad air is not just an outdoor problem. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is 5 to 10 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Fortunately, we can improve the quality of our indoor air with a HEPA filtered air purifier or air cleaner.
What type, make and size air purifier do I need?
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Air purifier models vary according to:
Room size - Models available for all size rooms up to 1800 square feet
Pre-filter - captures large particulates
HEPA filter - captures 99.97% of particulates 0.3 microns and larger
Carbon type filter - air borne chemicals, gases & odors
UV Light - for microbiological or mold problems