HEPA Filtration in the Home: do i need it?
You may have heard of HEPA filtration but you are not sure just what it is. You may be wondering if you need it in your home or not. Your allergy doctor may be suggesting you get it installed but you are unsure just how to do this. In this piece, we will try to answer these questions for you and take some of the mystery out of it all.
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air filtration. HEPA filters remove even the smallest, tiniest, microscopic particles from the air circulating in your home. There are HEPA filters for sale that can be installed in the intake opening of your air ducts but this is not recommended. The average home HVAC system is just not powerful enough to move air through these filters and this will just serve to overtax your present unit.
A HEPA system for the home would be a whole-house system and the type you choose will depend on whether or not you are installing a new HVAC system with it, or simply modifying an existing system.
The major companies have air purification systems that are optional addons to their HVAC systems. Trane calls their system Clean Effects and they claim it is better than HEPA. Lennox calls their Healthy Climate and American Standard calls their system AccuClean.
No matter who the manufacturer is, the deciding factors for your choice should be based on:
Spring Hill ProAir can help you with your whole-house filtration needs. Call us today so we can help you sort it out and begin breathing easier.