Spring is here, and that means irritating, airborne irritants and particles are in the air (among other things). But the quality of the air you’re breathing in your Long Island home doesn’t have to be that way. If you take adequate steps to prepare your home and HVAC system, you can reduce the likelihood of allergies and sickness developing, and you can even reduce proximity to additional airborne irritants and dirt, which will keep you healthier and happier. It all comes down to a quality HEPA filter.
Can your HEPA air filter help prevent you from getting sick? It depends. HEPA filters cannot protect you from a virus. There is also no guarantee that any HEPA air filter will stop other illnesses, such as the flu, cold, or allergies. But a quality HEPA filter can increase your odds of not getting sick, when paired with well-known best practices.
Based on Center for Disease Control and Prevention studies, industrial-grade air filters are producing positive results when it comes to limiting the spread of contaminants that hang in the air. However, these systems are much more pricier than consumer-grade filters. HEPA filters for family homes also continue to improve. There are several tests that have confirmed the effectiveness of HEPA filters blocking mold spores, asbestos, odors, smoke and bacteria from your Long Island indoor air. Yet, many airborne diseases or viruses are too tiny for a HEPA filter to block them from floating in the air of a typical home.
HEPA filters can reduce the likelihood of contracting a variety of illnesses associated with repeated exposure to fine particles kicked up from construction and other labor-intensive activities. For instance, if you’re remodeling areas of your home, enjoy a hobby that tends to kick up a bit of dirt or chemicals, or if your home is nearby certain kinds of industries, installing a HEPA filter could keep them from working throughout your home, thus helping to purify the air quality.
There are other air filtration to determine which option is best for you.
Remember, while a HEPA filter may lower your risk of contracting common airborne ailments, it is no replacement for proper hygiene and the advice of medical experts! Keep this information top of mind as you look after your home and family.
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