HEPA Filter Air Cleaners
- Why They Are the Best Ones to Buy
special about HEPA filter air cleaners?
are a necessary addition to any bedroom for those suffering from
allergies or have allergic
and even non-allergic asthma condition
Air filters passes the air in the room through a filter
material to catch particles such as bacterial, dust, dirt, pollen,
human skin cells and animal dander that floats in the air we breathe.
It is important that those suffering from asthma avoid breathing in air full of these allergy-causing particles!
What is HEPA
and what's so special about this type of filter?
for high efficiency particulate air. It describes
capacity of the filter material ability to catch 99.97% of all
the air larger than 0.2 micron.
Choose a HEPA grade air filter. Do not choose those that are
"HEPA-Type" or "HEPA Like". You want the real HEPA grade ones that
filter 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.2 micron.
This is the standard used in clean rooms of the surgical rooms in the
hospital and in the rooms used to manufacturer computer chips. HEPA filter air cleaners are the gold standard.
HEPA Filter Air Cleaners - Air
Also look at
the air filtration rate. In essence, how much air can the machine
filter per hour?
CADR or Clean Air Delivery Rate measures the volume of filtered air
delivered by an air cleaner. CADR also takes into account how well it
can clean the air of pollutants.
Obviously, the higher the better. Buying an undersized air cleaner
simply means that it will never be able to truly clean all the air in
Won't a whole
house air filter installed in my furnace take care of air quality in
it will significantly remove many airborne particles. BUT it will never
be able to clean most of the air in the room.
Firstly, the air flow is
much smaller than a typical high-quality air filter. Secondly,
the air from the hot air register will take the shortest path to the
door so most of the air in the room will never have been disturbed
Even if you have an air cleaner in the bedroom, relocate it weekly or
daily in different corners of the room, especially if the room is very
those electrostatic air filter that doesn't need replacement filters?
air filters do two things. First, they charge the dust and particles in
the air causing them to stick to a metallic collector plate in the air
filter. You take these collector plates out and wipe them clean
Second, those charged particles that make it pass the collector plate
(and most of them will) fall to the ground or stick
to various surfaces in the room.
You end up circulating the particles around the room if the
collector plates are full of dust and if you don't maintain the air
filter regularly. Many passes of air will be required before all of the
particles are captured by the collector plates.
We believe that electrostatic air cleaners are not effective (and often
allergies and asthma sufferers. They just don't work anywhere near what
a HEPA air cleaners do.
You can't just charge the particles and hope that they stick
to the collector plates! Moreover, these charged particles can irritate
the airways of some asthma sufferers too! HEPA air cleaners are the
best type to get. Period.
Yes they are,
the maximum speed. After all, the device is filtering quite a bit of
air. You can run them at full speed for several hours during the day
and turn it off during the night when you are sleeping. Or you can turn
it down to the low setting at night.
However, many people get use to the "white-noise" sound from an air
filter running at the quiet setting. Some people even find it easier to
fall asleep with the relaxing background sound!
HEPA filter air cleaners maintenance cost?
NO doubt, this
is absolute true. Think about it for a moment. Are you one of those
people who use a Brita water filter or any type of water filtering
system? You have to change those filters. They will wear out and either
plug up or no longer remove toxic substances in the water.
You won't think of changing your Brita water filter every other year
would you? (I hope not!)
Fortunately, HEPA filters last a long time. Despite what the
manufacturers say to change the filter every year, I have found that
the filter continues to work for two to three years, many times even
The carbon pre-filter traps most of the larger particles, thus
extending the life of the HEPA filter. Many HEPA filters
can be vacuumed to further extend their life.
suffering from asthma or allergies should get HEPA filter air cleaners. At least put one in the bedroom.
Cleaning the air
you breathe is a first step in reducing asthma symptoms and eliminating
asthma attacks.For those without any health conditions, air filters keep the air in any room clean and cuts down on dust.
I have been using HEPA air filters for over 17 years. I use
HEPA air filters in our bedroom and my office at home. The one in the
bedroom is on a timer so it turns on during the day at full speed for
several hours. At
I run it at the lowest speed.
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