How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 17, 2020

Now more than ever, homeowners throughout Idaho are determined to do whatever it takes to help protect their families against hazardous viruses and bacteria. An air purification system can help improve the quality of the air inside your building. Border Sheet Metal & Heating offers a number of air quality solutions for your home in Hayden, ID. These air purifiers work to decrease the number of contaminants in your inside air, and this can go a long way toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

Air Purification Systems

Air purification systems fall into two categories. You can purchase a portable device or consider an advanced filtration purifier that works in tandem with your home’s HVAC system. Both types of purification systems rely upon HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration. In order to be designated a HEPA filter, the Department of Energy specifies that a filter must be able to remove 99.7% of all particles from the air that are 0.3 microns or larger.

Indoor air pollutants such as dust, pollen, dander and mold can exacerbate allergies and chronic respiratory conditions like asthma, causing symptoms such as sneezing, sore throats and shortness of breath. HEPA filters can remove these particulates from the air, and they can trap many bacterial particulates as well.

Viruses, however, are small enough to pass through HEPA filters. That’s why advanced air filtration systems such as the Lennox Pure Air whole-house purification system also use ultraviolet A (UVA) light, which can kill viruses without the use of toxic chemicals. Border Sheet Metal & Heating in Hayden is a certified Lennox dealer, and Lennox Pure Air systems are one of the products we sell.

Committed to Keeping You Safe

Since 1942, Border Sheet Metal & Heating has been serving residential and commercial customers throughout Hayden and other parts of Kootenai County. In addition to indoor air quality services, we handle installations, repairs and maintenance for your heating and cooling systems. Our technicians are NATE-certified, and we offer 24/7 emergency repair services. Find out more about the ways we can help you by contacting our office today to schedule a service call.

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