What are we trying to filter out in our homes?

May 1, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Construction

Today’s furnace filters and others are aiming to eliminate 90 percent of particulate matter found inside homes and gaseous pollutants found to be somewhat difficult to remove.
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Most put indoor air pollutants into two main categories; particulate matter and gaseous pollutants. Whatever they are most furnace filters including Filtrete are designed to remove majority of these from your home.
Particulate matter
They are tiny pieces of solid or liquid matter in the earth’s atmosphere and can be easily found inside any home. Among matters inside homes, dust in solid or as fumes and smoke, and biological contaminants including bacteria, pollen, viruses, mold, and animal dander are just to name a few. From a health point particulate matter that comes in 2.5 micrometers can be inhaled and can cause acute health effects. Even large particulate matter that is 10 micrometers in size can result in negative health effects. Tobacco smoke and chimney fumes emit harmful respiratory particles. Biological matter from spores, bacteria, mold and dust mites also impact your health. Air filters are designed to remove particulate matter from indoors. Their efficiency depends on the size of particulate matter, air flow, amount of dust on the air filter and other factors. HEPA filters, an extended version of surface filters, are presumably remove over 90 percent of particulate matter inside a home due to its surface size and size of glass fiber used. Your Filter Connection carries wide range of filters including Filtrete to help with your indoor air filter needs.
Gaseous pollutants
These are not attached to particles and made of gases and organic chemicals. Indoor combustion gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide are generated by tobacco smoke, appliances and vehicles. Airborne gaseous matter is generated by smoke, building materials, furniture, paints and solvents commonly used in any home. A colorless Radon gas found inside homes are a concern of many. Source for Radon is common building materials including rock and soil and also can be found in well water. Removal of gaseous pollutants is somewhat difficult and filters use either physical or chemical process. Most of these filters are more specifically aiming to remove one or more specific pollutant.
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