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Pros and Cons on HEPA Filters

Posted on August 18, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

There are several contaminants in your home that can affect someone who might have allergies or asthma. Pollen, dust, pet hair are some air contaminants that can commonly be found in a home. An air purifier might be a good idea if you suffer from respiratory problems. An air purifier is simply defined as a device used to remove air contaminants from an indoor environment. However there are pros and cons on purchasing a HEPA Purifier. Depending on why and what type of device you want will either have a positive or negavitve aspect.

  • Pros: High efficiency particulate air(HEPA) filters can clean circulated air.
  • The HEPA filters are able to remove 99.97 percent of any particle bigger than 0.3 microns.
  • Simply will keep away any debris or dust away from your lungs.
  • Cons: HEPA filters however cannot trap other pollutants such as gases, fumes, chemicals and odors.
  • Can be costly when replacing filters. Replacing filters can become costly depending how many times you change the filter.
  • Shape and compactness of the unit depends on what type of air purifier you have. Some filters might be washable others are not.

Having an air purifier in your home is a great idea and keeping your HVAC system maintained can help your indoor air environment. If you need assistance in indoor air quality issues you may contact a professional company like AirTek. AirTek has over 25 years of experience, and our technicians are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association to ensure your air ducts, coils, vents and other equipment meet national health and safety standards.

*Take a look at the infographic below if you are planning on purchasing an air purifier.



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