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6 Reasons To Use a HEPA Filter

November 9, 2020

9
Nov

Why should you use a HEPA filter? A High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, or HEPA purifier, is a recognized air filtration technology that cleans and sanitizes the indoor environment. This high-quality filter forces air through a tight network of ultra-fine fibers specifically organized to capture and hold debris, including microscopic pollutants.

Although there are many filter alternatives — for example, carbon, fiberglass and pleated furnace varieties — the HEPA design is considered the industry standard. Used by most U.S. health care systems and commonly installed in residential and commercial air purification systems, it's noted for its effectiveness and efficiency. In fact, HEPA mesh filters can be found in many industry settings where a clean, sterile environment is mission-critical — in technology, pharmaceutical, aerospace and nuclear power plants, for instance. Here's a list of this filter's benefits.

A proven technology, tested and trusted.

Removes 99.97 percent of particles sized 0.3 microns or larger.
Aids in promoting public health, especially during flu season, pandemics and in instances where the Air Quality Index indicates high outdoor pollution.
Enhances personal health for individuals with respiratory issues, asthma and other illnesses.
Provides purifying benefits for certain hard-to-clean environments by removing harmful tobacco contaminants, pollen and pet hair from the air.
Semi-annual filter replacement allows a continuing level of clean air to circulate a space.

In addition to clearing the air for public and personal health reasons, a HEPA filter is the economical, go-to choice for remediation and restoration-related companies. When it comes to purifying contaminated air — caused by mold, for example — professionals use special filtration equipment like heavy-duty "air scrubbers" and HEPA vacuums that are well-suited to preventing the spread of mold spores that grow in common "mold magnet" spaces like basements and storage rooms.

The importance of good air quality concerns everyone, whether in public buildings, commercial property or private spaces. A HEPA filter goes a long way toward providing it.

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