HEPA Filtration is Worth the Cost for Allergy Sufferers

An increasing number of homeowners are turning to high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration to help them overcome breathing difficulties that result from asthma, allergies or other respiratory ailments. If you or a family member are sensitive to dust and other particulates, or even if you just prefer to live in an environment that’s as free from as many airborne irritants as possible, you may want to consider purchasing a HEPA filtration device to keep your home clean and fresh.

HEPA Filtration is Worth the Cost This Winter for Allergy SufferersWhy Choose HEPA Filters Instead of Ordinary Furnace Filters?

HEPA filtration systems are designed to improve the air quality in your home by trapping dust and other harmful contaminants. Your furnace’s filters may not be up to the job of cleaning allergens out of the air. In fact, basic furnace filters are designed only to protect your heating system, not your lungs. While they do remove some impurities in the air, they are only effective at ridding your home of 10 to 40 percent of the airborne debris indoors. By contrast, HEPA filters can remove more than 99 percent of all particles from the air. The result is fewer airborne allergens and a deep breath of relief for the allergy sufferers in your home.

Not All HEPA Filters Are Created Equally.

We all enjoy getting a bargain, but when it comes to your family’s health, it pays to invest wisely. While it may be tempting to save a few dollars on products that are described as “high efficiency” or “HEPA-type” filters, you may be throwing your money away on an inferior product. These darlings of late-night TV infomercials may cost a little less than a true HEPA filtration system, but they’re poor substitutes for a top quality product. In fact, many knock-off filters can be as much as 50 percent less effective than a quality HEPA filtration system that’s been carefully crafted to remove irritants from your home.

If you’re curious about HEPA filtration, or if you’d just like to learn more about how to care for your Greater Cleveland area home, contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for all of your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about HEPA filtration and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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