If you’re trying to improve your indoor air quality, look into HEPA technology.
If you suffer from allergies, asthma, irritating or painful skin conditions, or other symptoms commonly associated with poor indoor air quality, an in-home HEPA filtration system can make life easier for you and your family.
High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) technology is designed to remove fine particles from the air. In fact, in order to qualify as a HEPA filter, an air filter must remove at least 99.97 percent of airborne particles that are 0.3 micrometers or larger. (Beware of filters that have qualifiers such as “HEPA-like,” “HEPA-style” and “99 percent HEPA”—they haven’t passed the same quality standards.) HEPA filtration is required by law in all California medical facilities, and it can also be found in many vacuum cleaners, airplanes, vehicles, and other filtered devices and buildings.
HEPA filtration is often more expensive than other types of filtration systems, but its high efficiency and quality make it a worthwhile investment, especially in medical situations and homes or businesses that have poor indoor air quality. Since HEPA filters can reduce the spread of illnesses, bacteria, viruses and allergens, many homeowners are pairing them with air duct cleaning to make their homes cleaner and more comfortable.
The key to air duct cleaning and HEPA filtration is hiring a certified company with the experience, skill, and equipment to do the job correctly. First, you need a professional to thoroughly clean your air duct system. The HEPA filtration needs to be installed as soon as the system is clean. Then, yearly maintenance procedures need to be performed to keep the HEPA filters working smoothly.
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