HEPA Filters in the Home

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We make safety a high priority in our homes and we take steps to keep our families healthy. With many kinds of airborne allergens and dust particles, it can be difficult to maintain good indoor air quality. One easy way to control allergens is to use HEPA filters in the home. HEPA filters are more effective at trapping airborne particles and allergens than other types of filters.

HEPA Filters Can Trap Tiny Particles

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air and the filters are made of densely-woven fibers. As dust and other allergens pass through those fibers, they become trapped. The unique design of the HEPA filter allows it to capture particles that regular filters would not. HEPA air filters remove 99.97% of particles from the air.

Why is Clean Air Important?

Indoor air can contain pollutants like dust, mold, harmful microorganisms, and other particles. As a homeowner, you’ll want to invest in an air purifier that’s proven to reduce the contaminants in the air. HEPA filters can remove most of those irritants. Family members with allergies, asthma, or lung issues will especially benefit from cleaner indoor air.

Reasons for Choosing HEPA Filters in the Home

Clean indoor air contributes to an overall sense of well-being. You and your family may have more energy and fewer health issues when you use HEPA filters at home. There are some situations where HEPA technology is especially important.

  • Parents with a newborn will want to come home to the cleanest environment possible. HEPA filters help reduce the risk of respiratory issues.
  • Pet owners benefit from the HEPA filter’s ability to remove particles from the air. The filter can trap pet fur, dust, and dander that causes allergies.
  • HEPA filters are commonly used by asthma sufferers to decrease the irritants in indoor air.
  • Smokers can use HEPA filters to help remove particulate matter and allergens associated with cigarette smoking.

HEPA Filters in Conjunction with Other Filters

Almost every cleaning strategy works better when it is combined with others, and HEPA filters in the home are no different. They do not remove odors, so some devices that use HEPA filters are also equipped with activated carbon filters to absorb odors. By using these two types of filters together, you can address both issues in the home.

Good air filtration is key to keeping your house healthy. Standard HVAC filters are effective, but HEPA filters remove more contaminants. The result will be a cleaner, healthier home for your family.

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