You Are What You Breathe
You Are What You Breathe
Excessive household dust, allergens indoors, mould spores, bacteria, viruses, insect fragments, rodent faces, fibreglass, asbestos and the list goes on. All of these allergens can be in the breathable indoor air in any home. These issues get even worse if there are people smoking indoors, you have pets or don’t know if your vacuum cleaner is HEPA rated or you don’t have a central HEPA filtration system.
Most pleated furnace filters claim they filter out these allergens…but they can’t. Furnace filters usually can only have an efficiency rating that allows them to filter airborne contaminants that are 1.0 microns ins size or bigger. If they were able to filter out smaller particles, there would be too much of an airflow restriction and the furnace would stop working. Unfortunately, most airborne pollutants including fine dust as well as viruses can be smaller than 1.0 microns in size. So they will pass right through even a high efficiency pleated furnace filter.
The solution is a central HEPA filtration system that will filter and collect any airborne pollutant down to 0.3 microns in size to a 99.97% efficiency. Why breathe in these air quality pollutants if you can filter them out of your breathable air?
Be careful of your vacuum cleaner. You can have the best HEPA air filters on your furnace, but if your vacuum cleaner is polluting the air, then you will have allergic health reactions. Vacuums are simple devices. A motor creates suction and dust, allergens and toxins from your carpets, floors and furniture are sucked into a canister or bag to keep your home clean. The problem is what the vacuum cleaner does with the air coming out of the vacuum to create suction. For the vacuum to have suction (air going in) it has to exhaust air (air going out). This air would have been in touch with the dirt, dust and allergens it was sucking up. Here is where a filter will either keep the dust and allergens from going back into your air, or it will actually pollute the air you breathe.
We have used laser particle counters on hundreds of vacuum cleaners over the years. What we see would shock you. In about 90% of the tests, vacuum cleaners were actually the biggest dust polluter in the home. Many of our clients were shocked to find out that every time they clean their house, they are causing bad indoor air quality.
A vacuum cleaners that is not properly filtered will just blow the pollutants and allergens back into the air you breathe.
This is where a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner is crucial.
So what is HEPA? HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. Fancy term for a very good filter. HEPA filters prevent any particle from passing through this filter that is 0.3 microns in size or larger.
What Indoor Air Quality Pollutants are 0.3 Microns or Larger?
Fine household dust
Bionic Healthy Home has the highest quality air filtration and HEPA filtration systems to make your home a healthy home. We can help you with furnace filtration systems, portable and central HEPA filtration systems as well as HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners. Call us today to make your home a healthy home.