HEPA filtration has been around for a while, but many homeowners don’t fully understand what makes them so special. HEPA stands for “high efficiency particulate air.” As one of the popular options for a home system, HEPA filtration is a unique air purification system that will keep your air clear and clean, thus improving your indoor air quality. HEPA filters can trap most of the itty-bitty particles that normal cleaning, such as dusting and vacuuming, can kick up into the air.
HEPA filtration systems vary in size, power and complexity, and there are many different options that you can choose from. Regardless of the system you end up with, there are several things you need to know about these filter systems and why they’re a great fit for your home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from allergies or asthma.
Benefits of HEPA Filtration
- HEPA filters can greatly improve indoor air quality by cleaning the air and removing all irritants and triggers that cause allergy and asthma symptoms.
- A HEPA filter can remove more dust from the air than the average air filter. If you live in a particularly dusty or dry area, these filters will help keep the air in your home cleaner than ever.
- Animal dander is a leading cause for allergies and asthma in adults and children, and many are highly sensitive to this trigger. Just walking into a home with a cat can cause some people to start wheezing or sneezing. A HEPA system can remove those triggers so your friends and family don’t get sick.
- Even though it might cost more upfront to install, HEPA filtration can save you money each year. By keeping the air cleaner, your A/C system doesn’t have to work as hard.
For more expert advice about HEPA filtration and other issues related to indoor air quality, please contact us at Pacific Aire.
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