Trying to improve your indoor air quality is a worthy cause, and HEPA filtration can help you accomplish this task. If you’re concerned about the air quality in your greater Cincinnati area home, one of these filtration systems may be just what you are looking for.
How does HEPA filtration work?
HEPA, or high efficiency particulate air filtration, uses a mechanical type of air filter to remove small, unwanted particles from the air. True HEPA filters are rated according to their filtration capabilities using MERV, or minimum efficiency reporting values. MERV ratings typically run from 1 to 16, with 16 being a superior rating, however HEPA filters are very effective with some rated as high as 20. True HEPA filters with MERV ratings of 17 to 19 remove 99 percent of particles 0.3 micron and larger from the air. True HEPA filters meet certain standards, while filters labeled “HEPA type” could mean anything.
HEPA filtration offers extensive benefits
HEPA filters improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy and asthma symptoms by removing unwanted particles from the air such as dust, mold, pollen, viruses, bacteria and odors.
Is there anything a HEPA filter can’t do?
- HEPA filters cannot trap gases. In order to trap gases, an activated carbon filter must be combined with your HEPA filter.
- HEPA filters do not kill bacteria and viruses. Though they do trap some, if you would like to kill bacteria and viruses, add a UV light to your HEPA filter.
- Filters will not work properly if they’re not changed when needed, typically at least once or twice a year to prevent redistribution of harmful particles.
To learn more about having a HEPA filtration system installed in your home, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Apollo Home has been providing outstanding professional service to the greater Cincinnati area since 1910.
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