What Is HEPA?

What Is HEPA?

High Efficiency Particulate Air… sounds important, right? Well, it is. HEPA is an acronym that stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, in order to be called a true HEPA filter or bag it has to be first be tested and approved. The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology dictates that a HEPA filter must trap 99.97% of particulates 0.3 microns or larger.

What particles are 0.3 microns or larger? HEPA filters and bags can remove some bacteria, viruses, mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and other similar allergens. These filters and bags can be found in homes and many workplaces. Using HEPA bags and filters in daily cleaning supplies helps improve the air quality.

If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or if you surround yourself with cute, furry friends, then make sure your vacuum cleaner has a HEPA media filter and/or bag and is a sealed system. Other filtration materials do an OK job of capturing the big stuff, but HEPA media filters trap the microscopic particles, too.

Your air will be cleaned as you vacuum so your home will be fresh from the floor to the ceiling.

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