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Hepa filters are the most effective air cleaning systems sold for home
use. They are used in hospitals and doctors recommend them above other
air filtration systems for patients with asthma or severe allergies. They
aren’t energy efficient for whole house filtration systems due to the
amount of energy needed to run them. For this reason, most are intended
to treat one space. You may need to purchase one for the bedroom and
another for the living area.

Hepa is an acronym fo...


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Hepa filters are the most effective air cleaning systems sold for home
use. They are used in hospitals and doctors recommend them above other
air filtration systems for patients with asthma or severe allergies. They
aren’t energy efficient for whole house filtration systems due to the
amount of energy needed to run them. For this reason, most are intended
to treat one space. You may need to purchase one for the bedroom and
another for the living area.

Hepa is an acronym for High Efficiency Particulate Air filter. This
method is more effective at removing small particles from the air than
any other filtration media. They can be used alone in an air cleaner or
combined with another method, such as an electrostatic air purifier.
These filters are sometimes used on another appliance, such as a vacuum
cleaner or humidifiers in cold weather or a dry climate.

Effectiveness of Hepa Filters

The effectiveness of a filter is measured by the size of the particles it
can remove from the air. This is stated in microns. The smaller the
number, the more particles will be removed from your air. In general, you
should look for a filter that will remove 99.97% of all particles 0.1
microns or larger.

These filters remove a wide variety of contaminants from the air. They
are very effective at removing dust mites and pet dander, which are two
very common allergens in homes. They also reduce smoke, pollen and mold
spores from the air.

For the air cleaning system to be effective, it needs to fit the room.
Most air purifier models are marked for the number of square feet they
cover. Find out the square footage of the space where you intend to use
the purifier before you go shopping. Choose one that works for a slightly
larger area for best results. For example, if the room is 300 square
feet, look for a system that will treat 400 square feet. A purifier that
works for only 300 square feet will be less effective at removing all the
particles in your air.

In most cases, these filters are disposable. For the system to be
effective, the filter must be changed as needed. Follow the directions
from the manufacturer for how often it needs to be changed. The more the
air cleaner is used, the more the filters will need to be changed. In
general, you will need to change it every three to six months.

Hepa Vacuum Cleaners

If you have an air cleaner, but you use a traditional vacuum cleaner, the
air won’t be as clean as you would like. Dust and other particles in the
carpet is kicked up into the air by vacuuming. This causes more irritants
in the air for you to breathe. Hepa filters are being used in vacuum
cleaners. The filter traps particles inside, leaving fewer irritants in
the air.

Some vacuum cleaners use a single filter, while others use multi stage or
multiple filters. These filters are cleanable and need to be replaced
yearly. For the system to be effective, you should look for a filter that
is capable of catching small particles. When replacing filters, be sure
to buy the right size for your vacuum.

				
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