Springtime is here, and that means irritating, airborne irritants and particles are in the air (among other things). But the quality of the air you’re breathing in your Dayton 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 could even reduce proximity to additional airborne particles and dust, which will keep you healthier and happier. It all comes down to 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 complete 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 coupled 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 limiting the spread of contaminants that stay 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 shown the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Dayton 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 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 space, enjoy 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 fluttering 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 lower your chance of contracting common airborne illnesses, it is no surrogate for proper hygiene and the advice of medical personnel! Keep this information in mind as you protect your space and family.
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