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The Importance of Air Filtration

The Importance of Air Filtration, More often than not, we worry about the quality of air outside but did you know that indoor air can be just as––or sometimes even more polluted? Activities such as cooking, smoking, and compounding factors such as dust, pet dander, and mold spores can affect the indoor air quality.

This is why air filtration and having a properly functioning central air purification system installed in your ductwork can be extremely beneficial.

Some examples of central air purifications systems/filters are HEPA filter, carbon activated filter, electronic air cleaners, UV lights and ion generators. At different price points and with different features, there is an air cleaner for your air quality needs.

Here’s what you need to know about the filters:

HEPA –

High-energy particulate air (HEPA) filters trap many different types of particles from as small as .3 microns. While they’re the most common type of filter, not all systems can accommodate having a HEPA filter added on.

Light purifiers –

Often used in conjunction with HEPA filters, these purifiers can kill microorganisms in the air using UV light.

Carbon filters –

The small absorbent pores from this filter trap contaminants in the air and are great for odor and smoke reduction.

Electrostatic air purifiers –

These make use electrostatic charge generated by the air flowing through the filter can trap viruses as well as microscopic particles using static electricity.

Ionizing air purifiers –

These produce ionized or charged particles which attach to particles floating in the air, making them heavy. This, in turn, allows them to be more easily captured by your HVAC filtration system.

Having a professionally installed air purifier in your home’s HVAC system or working environment comes with several benefits.

The first and most important one is improving the quality of air which in turn protects your health.

Poor indoor air quality can pose serious health risks. It can lead to a compromised respiratory system and a general feeling of lethargy caused by lack of clean air to breathe in. For kids and babies in particular, air purification is even more important to help improve air quality and unwanted particulates in the air.

Without some type of air purification, allergens such as mold spores, pollen, and even bacteria can float around your home. Respiratory problems such as asthma, allergic reactions, or even infections like the flue.

While diligently cleaning your space can help clean off these contaminants, the best way to consistently keep your air quality at its best is with an air filter or purifier installed on you central HVAC ductwork.

Furthermore, if you have a commercial space and a lot of people come in and out, air purification especially with today’s health concerns is even more beneficial. For spaces where there are immunocompromised individuals or those who may be recovering from surgeries, clean air can help improve their quality of life and the speed at which their postoperative healing occurs.

Despite seeming clean to the naked eye, dust and other airborne residues can make furniture and other surfaces continuously dirty. Air purifiers effectively trap dust as the air passes through a filter which helps keep surfaces cleaner. This is especially beneficial for porous surfaces and furniture.

Less dust settles, and this ultimately results in an overall cleaner space. You will find that you will need to do less frequent cleaning for furniture and linens or sheets which also keeps them in great condition for longer.

Apart from keeping the inhabitants of a space safe and healthy, an air filtration system also helps keeps HVAC systems running at maximum efficiency. While furnaces have their own filters, these don’t always do the same job that an air purifier does.

The standard filters which come with an HVAC unit only traps bigger particles in the air. Having an air purifier working in conjunction with your HVAC will ease some of the latter’s work.

This pairing can result in a longer lifespan for your HVAC. It also means reduced maintenance work for your HVAC system while providing the added benefit of superior air quality.

We hope you enjoyed this article “The Importance of Air Filtration” For more details on air filtration and air purifiers for your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to give us a call at +1-289-301-0720.

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