Space Gard Filters

Written by Norene Anderson
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Space Gard (Aprilaire) filters are effective in the fight against mold and mildew. Fungus, mildew, and mold thrive in damp, dark places. Spores are created during growth and they can linger in the air. These spores are a ready trigger for an asthma or allergy attack. The most common place for mold is in the bathroom or laundry area. It can grow on tile, wood, paint, or wallpaper.

The only way to rid a home of mold is to treat it professionally to kill it, then, keep the humidity level below 50 or 60 percent. Always remove as much moisture as possible from the air by using exhaust fans in the bathroom and venting the clothes dryer outdoors instead of into an attic or basement. Circulating the air through a filter designed to capture mold spores will catch and hold any spores floating in the air.

Using Space Gard Filters

Make sure the filtering system is dry and it does not provide an environment friendly to mold growth. The same filtering system can remove offensive tobacco odors from the air. Pipe, cigarettes, and cigars can produce lingering odors that can be extremely irritating to sensitive people. Some of the symptoms exhibited can be headaches and irritations of the eye, nose, and throat.

It is important to make sure all dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and humidifiers are kept in top working condition. These appliances should be checked frequently for signs of malfunction. Air purifiers should be checked frequently, especially if they are left on continually. The motor can overheat if the unit is in need of repair. Always keep the units clean of accumulated dust particles.

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