In Minnesota, bitter cold necessitates staying indoors for the majority of the winter. Unfortunately, staying indoors for months at a time can significantly impact your health if your home has poor air quality. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we’re well aware of the negative effects air can have on your body, which is why we provide high-quality air purification to homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro. If you suffer from persistent allergy symptoms or nagging health issues, an air purification system can help alleviate your health concerns. Curious about what it can do for you and your family’s health? Let’s take a look.

Your HVAC Filter is Only the Beginning

You might be under the impression that your HVAC filter is taking care of the majority of particles floating around in your home. Unfortunately, that assumption simply isn’t true. Your HVAC filter is designed to remove particles measuring between 3 and 10 micrometers, which means millions of particles pass through it intact. While an HVAC filter is certainly important for healthy indoor air quality, it’s not designed to eliminate many of the particles that trigger indoor allergy symptoms.

Scientifically Proven HEPA Filtration

Air purification systems contain HEPA filters, which are designed to remove 99.97% of particles sized 0.3 micrometers and larger from the ambient air within your home. To put that in perspective, a typical strand of hair measures between 100 and 150 micrometers in diameter.

The substance most responsible for indoor allergies—dust mite waste matter—averages 5 micrometers in diameter. With a HEPA filter in place, air purification systems effectively eliminate these nasty waste products from the air you breathe. Keep in mind that many of the particles in your indoor air are smaller than 0.3 micrometers, so they will continue to pass through the system unchecked. For the best quality air, make sure you change both your HVAC and air purification filters regularly.

Air Purification Combats Dust Accumulation

Did you know that the average home accumulates approximately 40 pounds of dust each year? That might sound excessive, but according to experts, it’s true. That quantity of dust is composed of billions of microscopic particles, including:

●        Dead skin cells

●        Hazardous chemical residue

●        Paper and fabric fibers

●        Pet dander, pollen, and outdoor allergens

●        Soil and minerals

Unless you have an air purification system, when you breathe the air inside your home, those particles inevitably enter your lungs. With a high-quality air purification system in place, advanced filtration technology filters even the tiniest particles from the air inside your home. Because the majority of dust particles are too large to pass through these filters, the quantity of dust within your home will decrease significantly.

Do You Have Winter Allergies? Contact Steve’s Plumbing and Heating Today

At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we know allergies aren’t limited to the outdoor variety. Millions of people suffer from indoor allergies year-round, and if you believe you’re one of them, it’s time to give us a call. Our expert air purification installers will work with you to select the system most appropriate for your needs, so you can finally breathe free and clear inside your home. To learn more about our air purification, HVAC, or plumbing services, contact our team today. Or, if you’re ready to get started, go ahead and request your free estimate!