Aprilaire Filtration System
Improve your health and quality of life by removing pollutants
and allergens in your home's air.
The air we breathe in our homes is loaded with pollutants like pollen, lung-damaging dust, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health today. If you think your standard 1" throwaway furnace filter is doing the job, you couldn't be more wrong – typical 1" filters only trap about 5-15% of airborne particles.
With homes being built, remodeled, and more insulated and tighter than ever before, they are becoming virtually draft-free. And while these changes are making homes more energy efficient, a number of filtration problems are prevalent. Particulates and pollutants become trapped and eventually build up inside your home, settling on countertops, floors and other surfaces. And by using the standard throwaway furnace filter, only a small percentage of airborne pollutants are captured and the majority of pollutants and particles are carried and recirculated throughout your house via your air ducts and vents.
- Airborne pollutants - dust, dust mites, pet hair, dander, pollen, particulates from clothing and furniture.
- Biological contaminants - bacteria, viruses, mold spores, mildew.
- Odors and vapors - tobacco smoke, cooking grease.
What can you do to treat the symptoms?
- Open windows when weather and other conditions permit.
- Bathe pets regularly and keep pet beds and litter boxes away from vents.
- Change your furnace filter according to manufacturer's recommendations.
- Run your heating and cooling system blower when vacuuming and dusting to circulate polluted air through your furnace filter.
- Keep relative humidity between 30 and 60 percent.
- Make sure kitchen, bathroom and other exhaust fans vent to the outside.