HEPA filters are the olympians of air filtration, used by both professionals and individuals. Pure Air Experts use HEPA technology because it is proven time and time again that it is the most effective way to remove airborne particulates that can irritate the respiratory system and clog the home. Air quality has a direct effect on your well-being and quality of life. Therefore, Pure Air Experts wants to ensure your air is free of pollutants and irritants that can bring you down.
What is the History of HEPA Filter?
First, what does HEPA stand for? It stands for High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. They were first developed during the 1940s and used in the Manhattan Project which was chosen by the U.S. government because research showed that exposure to radiation was lethal, so they needed a way to protect the scientists from the spread of airborne radioactive particles. HEPA filters were the answer. After WWII, the technology was declassified and became available for commercial use and this is where HEPA become available to the public and to public companies.
If it is good enough for helping decrease the spread of radioactive particles, we feel it is certainly good enough for your home or business!
What is HEPA made of?
Filter mats are made of borosilicate fibers. These fibers are arranged so that they make a sheet. They are pleated to maximize surface area and offer the best filtration without taking up incredible amounts of space. When air flows through the filter mats, particles are trapped by the borosilicate fibers and removed from the airflow thus cleaning the air. The particles remain trapped in the filter as the clean air continues out of the filter. To be rated a HEPA filter, it must remove 99.97% of airborne particles .3 microns and larger.
Who uses HEPA filters?
Everyone! HEPA filters are the product of choice for many professional settings such as office buildings and hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even advised that healthcare professionals should use portable HEPA air purifiers to help combat the 2009 swine flu epidemic. However, HEPA filters are not just for professional settings anymore. Portable HEPA air purifiers have become an effective way to reduce indoor pollutants in the home, and make it easy for anyone to use this effective system. No matter what you setting, you can benefit from the use of HEPA filtration systems.
HEPA filtration has a long and rich history of providing top notch filtration that can be used in almost any setting. Installing a HEPA filtration system in your business or home can be the first step towards your well-being and overall increased quality of living. Don’t settle for polluted and allergen filled air.