3 Reasons You Should Install a HEPA Air Purifier in Your Home

On average, we take over 20,000 breaths per day, so it’s important for our health and wellbeing that the air we breathe is clean and free of dirt and allergens and other pollutants.

When we think about air pollution, we tend to think of vehicle exhaust and factory smoke stacks; however, we tend to forget that we can be exposed to plenty of air pollution inside of our own homes. Things like pet dander, pollen, mould spores, dust mites, and other debris and bacteria can be found in the air that we are breathing everyday.

By installing a HEPA air purifier in your home, you can significantly improve your indoor air quality, making it healthier and more comfortable for you and your family.

What is a HEPA Air Purifier?

HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (sometimes High-Efficiency Particulate Air). HEPA air filters are made up of a mat of randomly arranged fibres that trap and remove particles from the air as it passes through the filter.

In order to be certified as HEPA, an air filter must remove 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it (a micron is one millionth of a metre). HEPA air purification systems are used in hospitals, operating rooms, laboratories, and other biomedical applications, as they are currently the best method we have of removing dust and debris from the air and improving indoor air quality.

Why Should I Install a HEPA Air Purifier in My Home?

Using HEPA air purifiers is hands-down the best way to clean the air in your home. There are several benefits to installing a HEPA air purification system in your home:

1 – Health Benefits

Being exposed to poor air quality in your home can cause a number of different adverse health effects including:

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Headaches,
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Aggravated asthma symptoms
  • Irritated allergies
  • Respiratory diseases

Over 90% of all respiratory problems are caused by air pollution. HEPA air filters remove at least 99.97% of all particles in the air larger than 0.3 microns, which means HEPA filters will remove virtually all airborne allergens from the air in your home, as well as almost all other types of dust and debris. Installing a HEPA air purifier will allow people with asthma and other respiratory problems an improvement in their quality of life once they are able to breathe air free of pollutants.

Also, some models of air purifiers, including the Sanuvox models that we recommend and carry at Canuck Plumbing and Heating, come with an ultraviolet sterilization system that destroys bacteria and viruses that pass through the filter. By combining HEPA filtration and UV sterilization, Sanuvox is able to offer a complete solution to improving your indoor air quality, which offers tremendous health benefits for you and your family.

2 – Keep Your Home Clean

Does a fine layer of dust frequently build-up on all the surfaces in your home, and no matter how much you clean and vacuum, you can’t seem to get rid of it?

This dust can be caused by any number of things, and it’s difficult to clean or prevent. Pet dander is a large contributor to this build-up of dust and dirt, but our pets aren’t the only ones who shed. Humans shed about 1.5 pounds of skin per year, at a rate of about 600,000 particles per hour.

So we are constantly creating new dust, but installing a HEPA air purifier to clean the air circulating throughout your home can significantly reduce the amount of accumulating dust and dirt all around your house, and keep your house significantly cleaner.

3 – Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

We know that a build-up of dust and dirt and debris is one of the worst things for our furnace and HVAC system. Read our guide, 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Furnace Running in Tip Top Shape to learn more.

Allowing dust and dirt to accumulate in our furnace, ducts, and vents, puts more stress on your HVAC system, causing it to run inefficiently and become worn out faster. Not only can a build-up of dust and debris lead to expensive repairs, but a clogged furnace and ducts can cause your furnace to fail completely or become significantly damaged, leading to a complete replacement of your HVAC system. Installing a HEPA air purifier in your home will considerably decrease the amount of dust and debris that circulates throughout our homes and accumulates in our HVAC system.

HEPA air filters are currently the best air cleaning method we have, and they offer tremendous health and lifestyle benefits. But beware of products that claim to be “HEPA-style”, “HEPA-like”, or “99% HEPA” as these have not been independently tested and may not meet the high standards required to be certified as HEPA.

At Canuck Plumbing and Heating, we want our customers in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton to breathe easier. Our certified and friendly HVAC technicians can install a new Sanuvox HEPA air filter and UV purification unit in your home to ensure your indoor air quality is as healthy and comfortable as possible. Contact us today to get started!

5 replies
  1. AKM Jack
    AKM Jack says:

    It is important to choose the right air purifier according to the requirement. In this article it is explained very well why you have to use HEPA air purifier. Thank you for sharing such a nice article.


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