Did you know the air inside your home could be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside? It's true. The air we breathe in our homes is loaded with pollutants like pollen, lung-damaging dust, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. No wonder the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health today. And if you think your standard 1" throwaway furnace filter is doing the job, you couldn't be more wrong - Ninety-nine percent of particles in the air are invisible to the naked eye. Standard one-inch air filters trap less than 1% of those invisible particles, allowing them to re-circulate in your home.
HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particle Arresting, which is the standard that achieves 99.9% air filtration.
With homes being built and remodeled more insulated and tighter than ever - homes are becoming virtually draft-free. And while these changes are making homes more energy efficient, they are also creating a number of filtration problems. Particulates and pollutants become trapped and eventually build up inside your home, settling on countertops, floors and other surfaces. And with a standard throwaway furnace filter, only a small percentage of airborne pollutants are captured, with the majority of pollutants and particles being carried and re-circulated throughout your house via your air ducts and vents.
For the ultimate in clean air count on Alanne Climate Control LLC; we can evaluate, recommend and install the best indoor air quality solutions available on the market today.
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