HEPA Filters and House Plants For Cleaning Indoor Air?

Energy efficient homes may save on energy cost but keep stale air circulating throughout your home.

The end result … allergy flare-up’s and a deeping of intense asthmatic conditions. One solution is to refresh stagnant indoor air with HEPA filters and HEPA air cleaners.

Much of the indoor air carries pollutants and toxic chemicals contaminated with a variety of airborne particles like: mold spores, dust mites, pollen, smoke, pet dander, and chemical fumes from modern holdhold furniture and household cleaners.

These free to roam airborne particles could carry bacteria, mold, and viruses. Every breathe you take your respiratory systems stands ready to battle fatigue symptoms, illnesses, allergic reactions and more hiding in the air.

A houseplant can help remove some toxic impurities but cleaning your home and the air you breathe with fresh, clean air is easy with the use of HEPA air filters and HEPA purifying systems.

HEPA stands for – High Efficiency Particulate Air a well known filtration system used to clean indoor air. The HEPA method has been around since the 1940’s and found it’s origins as a way to filter radioactive contaminants.

The HEPA Filtration Process

Highly effective HEPA filters remove a wide range of particles from the air with research showing HEPA filters catching up to 99.97% of particles of a 0.3 microns size.

As polluted or irritating particles pass through the HEPA filter they become trapped, and remove air full of harmful particles, reactions and odors.

Top quality HEPA cleaners filter the indoor air at a high rate per hour to achieve the best results. Keep this in mind when shopping for a HEPA filter.

Note: Rate Per Hour – refers to amount of time the indoor air circulates through the filter each hour.

HEPA cleaners should usually capture: dust, dust mites, pollen, smoke, mold spores, animal dander other irritating allergens on the way to purifying the air in your home.

Caring for HEPA Systems

HEPA air purifiers are easy to operate and simply need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet and turned on.

HEPA portable air cleaners can be moved from one room to another. However, the cleansing range is limited, so don’t expect the HEPA system to purify more than one area of the house at a time.

The portablity of HEPA systems allow saving money on installation and other hidden fees.

A replaceable HEPA filter allows the filter to last for approximately a year without complications. If the HEPA filter becomes damaged, to replace the filter immediately or your air quality will suffer.

HEPA Brands


Not all HEPA filters are equal. The filter brand used for your air purifying system will impact the quality of air circulated back into your home. Top brand named HEPA filters feature feature activated carbon and ultra-violet light in their systems.

To neutralize odors from harsh chemicals Activated carbon combined with a HEPA filter will maximize your air purifiers’ "cleaning" feature. For viral destruction, hospitals use Ultra light systems for its excellent performance. Look for a HEPA filter that an ultra violet feature remove viruses, bacteria and fungi on contact.

To improve the air quality in any home or office look at a HEPA system to clean the air.

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