Air Purification

Written by Norene Anderson
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Air purification systems are bringing in millions of revenue for the industry every year. People are becoming more health conscious than ever before. More attention is being paid to the types of food we eat, the amount of exercise we get, and the quality of the air we breathe. The big picture is an environmental issue across the nation. Smoldering furnaces and heavy traffic is filling the air with unhealthy infiltrates.

Congestion in the suburbs is contributing to the pollution of the air. The market has been inundated with all kinds of air purification systems and filters. Claims of all kinds are made about the pros and cons of various types. One area that is common ground on all filters is the MERV rating. This standard assigns a number based on the amount of contaminant collection within a set particle size.

Air Purification that Works

The most difficult part of the decision is determining which kind of particulates need to be targeted. If you know what you need, such as mold control or pollen removal, you can find the MERV rating that removes these pollutants. Then you can determine the amount of filtration you need for the space to be covered.

Monitoring the amount of air purification is as simple as changing the filter regularly. A filter typically lasts for 3 months. In some situations, it may be necessary to change more frequently. Check with the manufacturer and follow the guidelines to avoid doing damage to the heating or cooling system. The filter must be changed before it becomes too clogged in order to remain effective at purifying the air.


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