On average, indoor air is twice as polluted as outdoor air.
Indoor air quality is often diminished by dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, and many other substances too small to see. Young children, older adults, and those who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems are especially vulnerable to the ill effects of airborne contaminants.
What is HEPA technology?
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, a technology first developed in the 1940s and used during the Manhattan Project to control the dispersion of radioactive particles within the complex.
How do HEPA filters work?
Most HEPA filters are composed of thin, densely-packed glass fibers arranged in a special way so that air molecules can pass through, but larger pollutant molecules are trapped within the fiberglass mat. HEPA filters can trap up to 99.97% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns or larger; that can make a significant difference in air quality.
Is a HEPA air purifier right for my family?
HEPA air purifiers are used by hospitals and health care facilities to help prevent the spread of infection and to provide the cleanest air possible for their patients.
But what about air contaminants that don’t pass through your air ducts. Sooner or later, they’ll come to rest on furniture, rugs, and other surfaces. To help support the air cleaning effect of a HEPA air purifier, you’ll also want to:
- Use a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner
- Replace rugs and carpets with hard-wood or vinyl flooring
- Change your bedding frequently and wash it in hot water
- Vacuum your mattress and box spring to get rid of dust mites
- Replace draperies and curtains with vinyl shades
- Use high-efficiency furnace and AC filters
Your family doctor can recommend other ways to make your home as asthma- and allergy-safe as possible.
Here at Pann Home Services, we offer numerous indoor air quality solutions, including whole-house HEPA air purifiers. Contact us today to learn how best to provide your family with the allergy and asthma relief they need.