Warmer temperatures are here, and that means irritating, airborne irritants and particles are hanging in the air (among other things). But the quality of the air you’re breathing in your Clearwater home doesn’t have to be that way. If you take adequate steps to prepare your home and HVAC system, you can reduce the likelihood of allergies and ailments developing, and you can even reduce contact with other airborne molecules and dust, which will keep you healthier and happier. It all starts with a quality HEPA filter.
Can your HEPA air filter help prevent you from getting sick? It depends. HEPA filters can’t protect you from a virus. There is also no guarantee that any HEPA air filter will prevent other illnesses, such as the flu, cold, or allergies. But a quality HEPA filter can increase your odds of not getting sick, when paired with well-known best practices.
Based on Center for Disease Control and Prevention studies, industrial-grade air filters are producing positive results when it comes to preventing the spread of contaminants that pass in the air. However, these systems are much more costly than consumer-grade filters. HEPA filters for the home also continue to improve. There are several tests that have proven the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Clearwater indoor air. Yet, a number of airborne diseases or viruses are too small for a HEPA filter to block them from working through the air of a typical home.
HEPA filters can minimize the likelihood of contracting a variety of illnesses associated with repeated exposure to fine particles kicked up from construction and other labor-intensive activities. For instance, if you’re remodeling parts of your home, appreciate a hobby that tends to kick up lots of dirt or chemicals, or if your home is nearby certain kinds of industries, installing a HEPA filter could keep them from moving throughout your home, thus helping to purify the air quality.
There are other air filtration to determine which option is best for you.
Remember, while a HEPA filter could diminish your risk of contracting common airborne illnesses, it is no replacement for proper hygiene and the advice of medical personnel! Keep this information in mind as you look after your home and family.
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