Why You Should Buy the Healthy Climate High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System

Posted: 2020-11-17

Most Americans spend the majority of their time indoors, especially during this time of the pandemic. With that in mind, having good indoor air quality is essential to your health and comfort. There are many factors that affect your home’s air quality, and having an effective air filtration system is the most important.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your complete HVAC company in Shoreview MN. We aim to provide you with all-encompassing solutions to your indoor air quality needs.

The Need for Air Purification

While most people believe that the air outside is more polluted, the facts prove otherwise. According to the Environmental Protection Agency,  indoor air is usually 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air.

Your indoor air directly impacts your health. The National Air Filtration Association estimates that about 95 to 98 percent of indoor air is made up of microscopic particles smaller than one micron, meaning, they are invisible to the naked eye. These particles include viruses, bacteria, dust, and smoke that can pose risks to your health.

The Need for Better Filters

Experts recommend the regular replacement or cleaning of filters, especially during peak months (summer and winter). This simple maintenance step keeps large amounts of dirt and debris from gathering in your HVAC system. While keeping your HVAC filters in pristine condition is a good practice, it does very little to fight off unseen airborne pollutants.

On the other hand, failure to replace or clean your air filters regularly can put your family’s health at risk. The dangers become more significant if you have children, people aged 60 or more, and those with preexisting respiratory or skin conditions. All of these factors, including living with domesticated pets, are reasons to upgrade to a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.

HEPA Filters 101

The technology behind HEPA filters was first developed in the 1940s for use in facilities that housed nuclear materials. HEPA filters were engineered to keep potentially radioactive particles contained. Eventually, these filters have been used in numerous industries and applications. By the 1960s, HEPA filters were introduced to the consumer market as filters for HVAC systems, vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers.

Air filters are measured based on their minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) scale from 1 to 16. A filter rated higher than 16 is considered a HEPA filter. The higher the MERV rating, the more pollutants a filter can capture. Some HEPA filters can even trap certain viruses, in addition to bacteria, mold spores, and cigarette smoke. Moreover, HEPA filters also reduce allergens and respiratory irritants.

Features of the Healthy Climate High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System

A Healthy Climate® HEPA system removes nearly all allergy-aggravating contaminants, including some of the smallest particles and bacteria. This is the same HEPA technology used in medical laboratories and hospitals.

Its three-step filtration process includes:

* Pre-filter that captures large dirt and dust particles
* A HEPA filter that captures nearly all remaining particles and germs
* A charcoal/carbon filter that removes odors and chemical vapors. An optional carbon canister is available for enhanced absorption.

The sealed design of the HEPA system prevents particles from bypassing the filter and recirculating in your home. An insulated cabinet prevents condensation.

The Healthy Climate® HEPA system is engineered for easy integration with any heating and cooling systems. And unlike the standard one-inch filters found at retail home stores, it provides powerful filtration without restricting your system’s airflow.

* True HEPA system means that the entire system has been tested to meet industry standards for particle or bioaerosol filtration.
* Almost-perfect filtration up to 99.97% efficient in removing particles and bioaerosols down to 0.3 micron.
* Sealed bypass design traps particles and prevents them from escaping.
* Optional carbon filtration helps remove odors.
* Powerful yet quiet performance entirely and quietly filters the air inside your home, several times a day.
* Easy integration designed to work with Lennox® heating and cooling systems for total home comfort.
* No ozone emissions, a known lung irritant.
* 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

For more information on HEPA filters, give us a call. We’d love to answer your questions and help you make a wise purchase. We are your trusted Circle Pines heating and air conditioning company.