Benefits Of A HEPA Air Filtration System
There is a reason that people go outside to get some fresh air, and that is because indoor air is usually full of dirt particles like dandruff, dirt, dust, pollen, and even mites. When you breathe indoors, you fill your lungs with these particles. Although the lungs come equipped with cilia that push debris out of the lungs and these indoor pollutants are mostly filtered out, some will remain and affect the lungs. Particles of animal dander and pollen will affect people with allergies, and particulate matter in the air can produce and aggravate asthma symptoms.
Air filtration devices are designed to remove that kind of particulate matter in the air. They utilize both mesh filters that block particles physically too large to pass through and most modern air filtration devices also use electrically charged elements to attract and capture charged particles in the air. The air filter passes air through these filters and out into the room in order to clean the air. Especially during the spring, when allergens are most plentiful, air filtration devices can make the air inside cleaner than the air outside. For people with allergies, especially to pollen, this can make breathing and sleeping noticeably more pleasant inside.
The United States Department of Energy mandates that in order to be marked as HEPA filters, HEPA stands for "High-Efficiency Particulate Air," they must remove 99.7 percent of airborne particles larger than 0.3 micrometers. For reference, most bacteria are between 0.5 micrometers and 5 micrometers across. HEPA filters are considered effective enough to clean air in places where illness-causing bacteria can spread easily like hospitals and airplanes.
HEPA filters are also available for homes, allowing homeowners to keep their air free of dust particles and pathogens. A home HEPA filter can keep particles due to air pollution or airborne pollen and spores out of the air efficiently.
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