The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to keep scientists safe from radiation as they worked on an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly 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 larger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can capture chemicals, odors and smoke.
These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating demonstrates how effectively a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.
Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are dense and can reduce airflow. It’s important to ask Winnipeg Supply Service Experts to confirm your heating and cooling system can run with one.
Media air cleaners are denser than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits snugly against your HVAC system.
Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to catch about 95 percent of particulates.
These filters work longer too, usually between three to six months.
There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can use in your home.
An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing 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 eliminate the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And reduce ozone, a known lung irritant, made elsewhere in your home.