Considering an Air Filter?
on March 12, 2018

Contrary to popular belief humans tend to get sick more often during winter months, not due to the cold temperatures but because we spend more time indoors. Indoor air tends to be more polluted than outdoor air. In addition, indoor air can cause serious problems for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or other repertory issues. Dust mites live in dust in your home and have been scientifically proven to cause skin allergies.

An air purifier can be an excellent solution for dust mite removal and other health benefits, but there are things you need to consider before First is the filtration type that is best for your needs. Air Purifiers use filters to filter the air. HEPA Filters are the most common, which stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters. HEPA filters can remove things as small as .3 microns and over 99% of things from the air. IQAir filters actually improve the effectiveness of HEPA filters by removing ultrafine particles. These ultrafine can trigger asthma attacks and can have a negative impact on your overall health. Often these particles come from things like tobacco smoke or laser printing. Second-hand tobacco smoke has been scientifically proven to cause lung cancer.

Air Purifier filters can remove second-hand smoke from the air. To remove odors or chemicals from your air you should use carbon filters. Carbon amounts in the filters come in varying degrees. The more carbon, the more effective the filter. Second, you have to consider what size air purifier you need. The square footage of your home will determine which size is optimal. Next, you should consider the location of the air purifier. Bedrooms can be ideal if allergies are a major concern.  Each air purifier’s manufacturer will specify recommend maintenance schedules to keep it running.

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