Spring 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 Kansas City 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 additional airborne irritants 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 hold up against other illnesses, such as the flu, cold, or allergies. But a quality HEPA filter can increase your odds of not getting sick, when accompanied 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 hover in the air. However, these systems are much more expensive than consumer-grade filters. HEPA filters for residential spaces also continue to improve. There are several tests that have demonstrated the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Kansas City indoor air. Yet, many airborne diseases or viruses are too tiny for a HEPA filter to block them from working through the air of a typical home.
HEPA filters can lower 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 lot 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 diminish your probability of contracting common airborne sicknesses, it is no replacement for proper hygiene and the advice of medical professionals! Keep this information in the forefront as you protect your house and family.
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