If allergies are giving you fits, the air quality in your home may be the culprit. Whether it’s dust, pet dander or pollution, particulates in the air can cause coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and severe cold symptoms. One way to combat bad air quality is to use a HEPA filtration system. HEPA is a high-efficiency filtration system that will help improve air quality and reduce the likelihood of allergies, asthma and flu.
What does HEPA mean?
HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency particulate arresting. HEPA filtration uses strands to create a mat. The strands mesh together in a random pattern, so the diameter of the space between them falls between .5 and 2.0 micrometers. This is small enough where most of the allergens and disease-causing particles in your indoor air cannot pass.
How does HEPA improve air quality?
Think of a HEPA filtration system as a screen. As air circulates around a room, it passes through the filter. Most particulates in the air such as dust mites, pet dander and even viruses are too large to pass through the screen. The HEPA filter traps them in the fiberglass mesh to remove them from circulation. A HEPA filtration system is a freestanding unit that constantly cleans the air. HEPA systems are what clinics and hospitals turn to for healthy air circulation and disease prevention.
Advantages of HEPA filtration
- Removes dust, smoke and other pollutants from the air
- Cleans out toxins and gases that come into a home from outside
- Filters out household and cooking odors
- Requires little maintenance other than replacing the air filter
- Environmentally friendly; units release no ozone into the atmosphere
Air quality is always a concern, but in a house with children, elderly occupants or family members who have compromised immune systems from illness or chemotherapy, it becomes critical. Contact us at Climate Control Company with questions about a HEPA filtration system for your home or any heating and cooling issues. We serve communities in Western Colorado.
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