Health is a way to a happy life. But how can we be when indoor pollution is giving your family health issues. Few causes of indoor pollution are toxic chemicals found in our building materials, smoke, gasses emitted from stoves, paints, carbon monoxide, dust, mites and other particulates. In this article we will discuss why installing air purifiers is important, what are HEPA filters and how often should they be replaced.
What Are Air Purifiers?
A vast majority of Americans live indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Typically American homes are impenetrable from the outside. Houses are logically tightly sealed for energy efficiency. Yes, it is safe from outdoor pollution, but the quality of indoor air is the problem. It traps all the contaminants inside your home. There are dust mites, smoke from gas stove and cigarettes, volatile organic compounds like paints and thinners, pollen, mold, dust, etc.
It is not necessary that if symptoms are unnoticeable your home is clean and free from indoor pollutants. Its effects may show later after long exposures. Prolonged exposure to indoor pollutants may cause skin allergies, asthma and respiratory diseases. Don’t wait for it to level up to become a severe problem. Install room air purifiers.
Air purifiers are devices installed in a room to remove contaminants in the air. It filters the dust, allergens, smoke, chemicals in the indoor air.
Why You Need Air Purifiers?
You need air purifiers to achieve a high quality of indoor air. Air purifiers may be installed anywhere inside the house. For folks that have homes that have a wide variety of odors, chemicals, perfumes, dusts air quality choose a system that is portable like EnviroKlenz Mobile Air Purifier. You can move it from room to room. Shift it in areas where there is a high concentration of perfumes, odors or fragrances which you want to eliminate. The beautiful thing about a mobile system is it gives you some flexibility for moving it around.
Choose an air system that has a HEPA filtration, which addresses problems on microparticles and even chemicals coming from perfumes and fragrances. Select an air purifier with a cartridge which is specially designed to filter minuscule particles. Using a mobile one is perfect, such that you can move it to any room especially rooms with serious issues.
What Are HEPA Air Filters
Hepa filters are designed to trap dust, dirt and other micro particles in the environment. Though it is not made for filtering radioactive particles, they filter common allergens, dust mites, mold, etc. Hepa filters are said to eradicate at least 99.97% of the particles 0.3 microns up. Particles 0.3 microns according to tests are said to be the most permeating particle size. The smaller the particle size, the lesser chance for trapping.
When HEPA air filters become dirty, it will lose its functionality to trap allergens, dust, dirt, etc.
How Often Should HEPA Air Filters Be Replaced
There are no cut and dry rules in the frequency of changing air filters. The first thing you need to do is wash and clean the air filters periodically. The air purifier must be regularly checked by the technician as well. The technician will give you advice whether replacement is required.
Protect your family from allergies, asthma or other respiratory diseases. Install air purifiers in your room, especially in areas whether there’s high concentration of contaminants. Check the filters regularly. Ask the technician to come and evaluate your air purifying system periodically.Read More