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Why Your Home Needs the Healthy Climate High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System

Posted: 2021-11-16

Did you know that your indoor air is potentially more polluted than the air outside? Many factors can pollute your indoor air, including pathogens (like viruses), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dust mites, plant spores, mold, mildew, dander or pet hair, fungi, pesticides, aerosols, cigarette or tobacco smoke, cat litter, cooking smells, toxins, radon, and formaldehyde.

Repeated exposure to these indoor air pollutants has both short-term and long-term effects. Some of these impacts may be experienced immediately after a single exposure or recurrent exposure to one or more contaminants. Poor indoor air quality may result in irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and upper respiratory congestion. Overexposure to household pollutants can lead to more serious health concerns such as lung disease.

Before you get anxious about these negative effects, know that there is a way to combat indoor air pollution: by upgrading to HEPA filters.

Four Seasons Air Specialists, your total HVAC company in Lino Lakes MN, in partnership with Healthy Climate, we offer you HEPA filters that catch up to 99.97 percent of germs in your home.

Why You Should Change Your Filters Regularly

Since filters regularly collect household pollutants, they should be changed at least once per month, particularly during peak seasons. By changing your filter regularly, you keep significant amounts of dirt and debris from accumulating in your HVAC systems — not to mention your lungs. When ignored, too much dirt compromises your indoor air quality and can lead to respiratory diseases, allergies, and expensive utility bills. It can shorten your equipment’s lifespan, too.

HEPA Filters 101

These state-of-the-art filters are no ordinary strainers. They are mechanical filters that can sift small particles much more effectively than standard ones. They are typically used in semiconductor manufacturing plants to avoid contamination that can negatively affect the miniature circuitry on chips, in pharmaceutical manufacturing to ensure medicines are safe, and in medical facilities to protect intensive care unit patients who may have high exposure during surgical operations. Because of their ability to capture almost all known germs, HEPA filters are now widely used in hospital and residential applications.

Keep in mind that HEPA filters are not designed to capture 100 percent of airborne particles. However, they can eliminate at least 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger from your indoor air. This gold standard for allergen and airborne particle removal is being enforced by the United States Department of Energy. HEPA filters help you breathe cleaner air that will allow your lungs and other organs to work better, usually leading to better oxygen absorption by your brain.

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 system. 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

Upgrade with Four Seasons Air Specialists

To have the Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System installed in your home, give us a call. As your trusted Centerville heating and air conditioning company, we’ll make sure it works based on the manufacturer’s standards.