Warmer temperatures are here, and that means irritating, airborne irritants and particles are hovering in the air (among other things). But the quality of the air you’re breathing in your Indianapolis 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 illnesses developing, and you can even reduce exposure to additional airborne particles and grime, which will keep you healthier and happier. It all starts with a quality HEPA filter.
Can your HEPA air filter help prevent you from developing an illness? It depends. HEPA filters cannot protect you from a virus. There is also no way to 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 coupled with common sense best practices.
Based on Center for Disease Control and Prevention studies, industrial-grade air filters are producing positive results when it comes to limiting 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 confirmed the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Indianapolis indoor air. Yet, several airborne diseases or viruses are too miniscule for a HEPA filter to block them from floating in the air of a typical home.
HEPA filters can lessen the probability 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 house, enjoy a hobby that tends to kick up a bit 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 possibly lower your risk of contracting common airborne illnesses, it is no alternative for proper hygiene and the advice of medical experts! Keep this information in the forefront as you protect your house and family.
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