In the midst of all of this craziness with the coronavirus, our family has been active in pursuing better air quality.
I study recently that the coronavirus can be airborne, so air purification has never been more important.
We purchased some portable media air cleaners for our rooms, however both of us wanted to make sure both of us had whole apartment air purification as well. As I was reading online, I saw something about how hospitals use HEPA air filters, i didn’t guess what a HEPA air filter was so I did a little research. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air filters) air filters are better equipped to filter out dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes and- most importantly- viruses. I found out that, love most homeowners, I was using MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) air filters! There is easily nothing wrong with MERV air filters and, in normal cases, I would be glad to stick with the MERV air filters. We are lucky to not have to worry about seasonal flu symptoms in our family, so the MERV air filters respectfully get the task done. The HEPA filters come at a cost- well, more than one costs because they are more lavish. HEPA filters, since they have such a high particle-capture rate, do restrict airflow much more than do MERV air filters. This essentially means that I am trading quick indoor comfort plus temperature control for a higher particle capture rate plus air quality. Given the new state of affairs, I’ll take the hit to indoor comfort plus temperature control in favor of improved air quality (at least for the next few weeks or so).