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Air Purifier Filters



Air purifiers are rapidly becoming a part of many households. The benefits of having a clean and pollutant free home for the health of the occupants are becoming better understood.

There are many different types of filters that purify the air, and they are graded on the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) scale. This scale ranges from from a reading of one to sixteen by the particular purifier's ability to remove particles ranging from .30 to 10 microns in size from the air. The higher the score, the smaller the size and larger quantity of particles the filter is able to remove. Air purifier filters are commonly able to remove pollutants and irritants like pollens, spores and animal furs, with higher grade air purifier filters also removing dust mites, cat dander and odors.

The highest grade air purifier filter is a HEPA air purifier filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air), which is composed of a dense wad of minute fibers which can capture up to 99.97% of all pollutants in the air. This includes viruses and bacteria. HEPA filter purifiers are commonly used in hospitals, aerospace environments, and pharmaceutical laboratories in order to provide a sterile and clean environment. HEPA air purifier filters are available in home systems as well and are great for allergy sufferers, and provide an allergen free home.

There are many different brands of air purifier filters and home systems, like the Honeywell air purifier filter or the Hunter air purifier filter. These brands provide full services for air filter needs, including the unit itself, air purifier replacement filters and maintenance needs. You can even find vacuum cleaners with HEPA grade filters attached for an added level of cleanliness in the home. However, due to the density of the filters, these vacuum cleaners require extra strong motors. Air purifier filters can also be found to that attach to existing air conditioning units to help provide clean air.

Air purifier filters are something that every family should invest in for the health and well-being of those in their home. These days, with many pollutants and allergens present, it is important to ensure that the quality of the air in homes, offices and any other locations where you may spend a lot of time is clean and fresh.