The air quality of your home is of the highest importance when you consider the effect our environment has on our bodies. Small particles such as dust, mold, pollen and other tiny bits of airborne debris are constantly floating in the air around us. HEPA filtration systems remove the tiniest particles, cleaning up our air and making it safer to breathe.
HEPA,or high-efficiency particulate air, filters use a three-fold process to pull tiny particles from the atmosphere inside buildings. HEPA filtration systems are designed to intercept small particles, impact them within the fibers of the filter, and “bounce” the air around inside the filter until the great majority of airborne particulates can be removed. While the system may seem complex, it basically catches the particles and confines them amid a maze of fibers and materials so air moving through the filter cannot dislodge them.
A HEPA filter does have its limitations, however. Although it can remove minute particles from the air, it cannot filter out dangerous gases. HEPA filtration systems also have no effect on radon gas, carbon monoxide and natural gas fumes in your indoor air.
If you’re interested in having a HEPA filtration system installed in your home, contact a certified HVAC technician. While HEPA systems are mainly found in hospitals and research facilities, people who have severe allergies or upper respiratory conditions can benefit from their residential use.
To have a HEPA system installed, professional modifications probably will need to be made to your existing HVAC system. Some HEPA filters can be retrofitted to an existing central air system, and others are available as a separate, stand-alone air cleaner.
If you have questions concerning HEPA filters and how they can vastly improve your home’s air quality, please call us at Robert R. McGill Air Conditioning, Inc. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year to fulfill your air quality needs. If you live in northern Broward, southern Martin or east Palm Beach counties, we’re here to serve you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Palm Beach County, Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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Filed under: IAQ – Indoor Air Quality
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