I had been hearing a lot of hype about the HEPA air filter.
I was concerned because of the virus and I wanted to make sure my HVAC system was working as well as it could.
I wanted to keep my family safe. I heard that the HEPA air filter is made to remove up to 99.97% of all bacteria, mold, dust, pollen, and other indoor air pollutants. I read that HEPA air filters have been around for over sixty years. The article talked about their being in use everywhere indoor air pollutants can be a major problem. They are used in hospitals, pharmacies, food and drug testing facilities and in areas where computers and electronics are stored. Although the HEPA air filter works well, they need to be changed as often as the regular air filter, and they are a lot more expensive. My husband was pretty adamant about wanting to have HEPA air filters in our HVAC system, but I wasn’t sure if it was a good move. I called our HVAC company to ask about using HEPA air filters in our HVAC system. He showed up an hour later to look at both the furnace and the air conditioning unit. He told me he wasn’t sure the HEPA air filter would work in my HVAC system. He said my HVAC wasn’t made for HEPA air filters. He did tell me that I could upgrade the air filter I was already using. The only difference was that it would only be 97% efficient in removing all of the bacteria and other pollutants from the air.