The HEPA air filtration standard requires that 99.97% of airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns be removed from the air by constant filtration. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance, and it is no surprise by the large amount of airborne contamination a HEPA filter traps that it is the highest standard in meeting air quality requirements in both industrial and household settings.

Once dust, contaminates and particles are trapped in a HEPA filter, they are locked in and will not re-enter the air. The only way to remove the caught particles is by removing the filter and washing it. Periodically washing and maintaining your HEPA filter will ensure it can continually be used to trap a high number of air particles. Without cleaning the filter regularly, especially after using in a highly polluted environment, the HEPA filter cannot successfully capture the 99.97% of airborne particles.

HEPA filters are environmentally friendly and will not emit any harmful bi-products into the atmosphere. Other types of air filters, such as ionic air filtration systems, release ozone as they process airflow. Using a HEPA filter will ensure that you are not breathing in or releasing any harmful materials or chemicals.

In home use, HEPA filters can be found in vacuum cleaners, furnaces and air conditioning systems. There are also some floor-fan models that employ HEPA technology to filter the air as it is circulated throughout your house. Some in-home air purifiers and humidifiers also use a HEPA filtration system to remove unwanted particles and toxins from the air in your home.

It is imperative that you create a healthy environment for you family by regularly keeping up with the maintenance and cleaning that go along with using HEPA air filters. Be sure to look after any appliance that uses filters, especially furnaces and air conditioners. It is recommended you change those filters at least once every two months to ensure maximum filtration in your home’s airflow.

An improved air quality standard in your home can be beneficial to your health. If you suffer from allergies, you know the importance of breathing air free of pollen, dust, pet dander and other irritants. A HEPA air filtration system can remove those particles from the air at a greater efficiency than other filters and improve your quality of life.

It is important to mention, also, that some products on the market today claim to be “HEPA Type” or “HEPA Like”. These filters do not remove 99.97% of harmful airborne particles with a diameter larger than 0.3 microns. They can remove as much as 95%, which may sound like a significant number, but can be misleading especially if you are prone to allergies or are using the filter in an environment with a lot of airborne contaminates.

Use HEPA technology to virtually eliminate and trap all airborne particles from entering the airflow of your home. You’ll immediately notice the difference.