Clear the Air: HEPA Filtrations For Your Home

Going through more boxes of tissue than you’d like? Poor indoor air quality – thanks to things like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mould spores – could be to blame.

At Tozer, we care about the air you breathe, so we offer our clients high-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA filtration) to improve your home’s overall indoor air quality.

Want to learn more? Read on!

What Is a HEPA Filter?

Let’s start with the basics: HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air.

A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps pesky particles inside it. True HEPA air purifiers capture up to 99.97 per cent of particles as small as 0.3 microns that other filters would just push back into your home. Allergy and asthma sufferers, rejoice!

What Is a HEPA Filter Made Of, and How Does It Work?

HEPA filters are made of thin fibres of glass and contain activated carbon-based material. But let’s go a little more in-depth for the heck of it.

CNET offers great insight into how they work:

“HEPA filters are made from a fabric of tangled, warped fibers. These fibers are in a random pattern, with strands bending and curving in all directions to form a confusing, twisty maze that the air must go through.”

As the particles pass through the filter, says CNET, they are caught in this maze in four ways: impaction, sieving, and finally, diffusion.

Why Do You Need One For Your Home?

Here in Kingston, we spend a lot of time indoors; the winters are long, folks. So it stands to reason that you want the air you breathe to be of the highest quality possible.

Several studies have shown allergy and asthma symptoms to decrease once a HEPA filter is installed, making a HEPA filter an investment in your overall health.

Breathe easier – give us a call today and see what a difference a HEPA filter can make for you and your family.