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 Columbia 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 could even reduce exposure to 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 are not able to protect you from a virus. There is also no way to guarantee that any HEPA air filter will hinder 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 common sense best practices.
Based on Center for Disease Control and Prevention studies, industrial-grade air filters are producing positive outcomes when it comes to hampering the spread of contaminants that pass in the air. However, these systems are much more expensive than consumer-grade filters. HEPA filters for the home also continue to improve. There are several tests that have confirmed the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Columbia indoor air. Yet, many airborne diseases or viruses are too miniature for a HEPA filter to block them from passing in the air of a typical home.
HEPA filters can lessen 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 areas of your home, enjoy a hobby that tends to kick up a lot of dirt or chemicals, or if your home is nearby certain kinds of industries, installing a HEPA filter could keep them from drifting throughout your home, thus helping to purify the air quality.
There are other air filtration to determine which option is best for you.
Never forget, while a HEPA filter could potentially lower your chance of contracting common airborne ailments, it is no alternative for proper hygiene and the advice of medical professionals! Keep this information top of mind as you protect your home and family.
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