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How healthy is the air in your home?

Keeping Your Air Clean

HEPA Filters: Indoor air purification for a healthy home.

Having a home that’s filled with fresh, clean air has always been important. But recently, the air purification of all indoor environments has received plenty of extra attention due to the COVID-19 virus. We all strive to have a healthy, comfortable home. Although we can’t see it, ensuring we’re breathing clean air is a fundamental part of that. Air that’s contaminated with particles, allergens, mould spores, and illnesses can cause short and long-term discomforts for most people – but these issues can become very problematic for those with repiratory issues. This is where HEPA filters, in various air-purifying applications, can provide immediate rewards.

 

What’s a HEPA filter and why would it help?

There’s a good chance you have, or have seen, a vacuum cleaner that uses a HEPA filter. “HEPA” stands for ‘high efficiency particulate air’ – so, its use in a vacuum cleaner only makes sense. As you can imagine, high-performance air filtration is very important in vacuums to ensure dust and dirt isn’t simply returned into room being cleaned.

The HEPA filter’s application in broader air purification devices is of similar importance. It’s design enables it to remove more than 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. Once a device with a HEPA filter has been installed, the purification of interior air happens very quickly.

Purifying in-home air pollution.

While we rarely think of it this way, often our in-home air can be more polluted than the air outside. The sources of air pollution inside our homes are almost everywhere. New carpets or flooring, even those cans of paint under the stairs, will all off-gas sending chemicals (and/or VOCs, ‘volatile organic compounds’) into the air. Cooking – especially that casserole that dripped down to the bottom of the oven – can certainly fill your home plenty of microscopic particles and moisture. Your nose knows. On that, we can’t forget about pollen – the irritant of many eyes and noses. Adequately filtering these particles out can have a lasting affect of everyones comfort level. For those with asthma, allergies, or any respiratory ailments, this can make an enormous difference.

 

The benefits go beyond a breath of fresh air.

Removing particulates from the air also results in a tangibly cleaner home. Reducing the circulation of dust in the air will limit its ability to come to an unsightly rest on your cabinets or coffee table. The woodwork and artwork in your home will thank you as well. Over the long haul, off gassing and various particulates can damage them, accelerate their wear and reduce their life-span.

We can help find you the right air-purification solution for you and your family. Equipping your home with a HEPA-filter device could dramatically enhance the air you breathe. Contact us today and let’s discuss how to make your happy home a healthier one.

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