With spring already in the air and summer quickly approaching, you may be wondering if a HEPA air filter would be a good addition to your home. The answer is…without a doubt. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters are very effective at removing micro-particles from the air we breathe.
Many people consider air pollution to be caused from things such as car exhaust, cigarette smoke or some kind of manufacturing plant, but there are just as many things inside your home polluting your air as outside your home, possibly, even more. HEPA filters work by pushing air through a fine mesh that traps everything from pollen to pant dander, dust mites and other bacteria.
This means the air you breathe is truly pure, clean air and you can reap many health benefits from that. Not only does it immensely help to relieve people from the systems of allergies and asthma, but studies have also shown that regularly using a HEPA filter in your home can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure which also lowers your risk of heart disease.
With such clear health benefits, it’s hard to imagine finding a reason to not have one. It is very simple to find away to install a HEPA filter in any home; they can be duct mounted, collar-mounted or free-standing. They are also 90% efficient at removing bioaerosals and microorganisms down to .01 micron. I think that is pretty tiny and if it is one less bad thing I am breathing in on a daily basis, I am pretty happy about that.
It is very important to have the appropriate size HEPA filter for your home or for the one room that you use the most if that is the way you choose to go. Having one that too small for the job will make it much less efficient. If you have more questions about how a HEPA filter can benefit you, give Carmine’s a call today at 203-791-8089.