Your home is your happy place, so why not make it the healthiest place too? One of the biggest threats to your health in your home is indoor air pollutants. Indoor air contaminants are invisible to the naked eye and can include pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, smoke, mold spores, virus-carrying particles, and more!
Indoor air contaminants are a threat to your overall health and wellness.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. The EPA suggests that using a portable air cleaner and/or upgrading the air filter in your furnace or central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system will help improve your indoor air quality.
One of the most effective ways to remove air pollutants is by changing your air filter regularly. If you live in a home with an HVAC system or furnace, you should be changing your furnace filter at least every 3 months. Changing your return air filter regularly will help your filtration system last longer and run more efficiently. Plus, filters are constantly filtering contaminants in your home’s air which will eliminate allergens that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
If you’re still using those flimsy fiberglass filters, it’s time to upgrade. We recommend a high-quality pleated air filter with a MERV 8, MERV 11, or MERV 13 rating.
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While replacing your furnace filter regularly is an easy way to improve your home’s indoor air quality, whole-house air purifiers are the most effective way to ensure your home’s air is free of bacteria and viruses.
Do whole house air purifiers work?
House air purifiers are effective at reducing germs and filtering out bacteria and viruses in your home’s air. This will help protect you and your family from risks of respiratory disease, heart problems, and certain types of cancers that are linked to air quality.
The best filter on the market is the HEPA filter, which stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA filters are known for their innovative air cleaning technology and are usually only used in hospitals and medical labs. Unfortunately, most residential HVAC systems are not equipped to handle HEPA air filters, but thanks to innovation from Aprilaire, you can now have medical-grade filtration in your home.
Most bacteria and virus-killing technology on the market today includes Ultraviolet lights to kill virus-carrying particles. The Aprilaire 216 or Aprilaire 416 Asthma and Allergy Filter will give your home virus-killing technology without needing an expensive UV light. If you already have an Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifier in your home, you should consider upgrading to the Aprilaire 216 and Aprilaire 416 Asthma and Allergy Filter.
The Aprilaire 216 and 416 filters have a MERV rating of 16 and will capture up to 96% of virus-size airborne particles and remove up to 99% of airborne asthma triggers.
These highly effective filters will capture the following contaminants:
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Dust mites
- Tobacco smoke
Official Aprilaire 216 Virus Filter For Aprilaire 2210, 2200, & 4200 – MERV 16
Official Aprilaire 416 Virus Filter For Aprilaire 2410, 4400 – MERV 16
To learn more about Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifiers and Aprilaire Asthma and Allergy filters, check out our Filtered Files blog about How to Protect Your Home from Viruses with Aprilaire MERV 16 Filters.
If you’re interested in creating a healthier environment in your home, Aprilaire Whole-Home Purifiers are worth the investment. Aprilaire Whole-House Air Purifiers should be installed by a Healthy Air Pro where your furnace is located.
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