The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to keep scientists safe from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.
HEPA filters are rated to remove 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can trap chemicals, odors and smoke.
These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating shows how well a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.
Because of their high-efficiency filtration capabilities, HEPA filters are thick and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Falso Service Experts to confirm your heating and cooling system can run with one.
Media air cleaners are denser than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts closely against your HVAC system.
Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to trap about 95 percent of particulates.
These filters stay fresher longer too, typically between three to six months.
There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.
An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to capture. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.
An electronic air cleaner uses a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.
Some can remove the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And minimize ozone, a known lung irritant, created elsewhere in your home.