HEPA is an acronym for “high efficiency particle arrestor”. Basically HEPA is a type of filter that can trap the smallest particles that other air filtration systems would simply recirculate back into the air of your home. HEPA filters trap particulates that can cause problems for allergy and asthma sufferers, reducing or eliminating them to make the air cleaner for those residing in your home.
High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filters have been around for quite some time. In the 1950’s during WWII, HEPA filters were invented by the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), who needed something that would remove small radioactive dust particulates from the air. In the last decade HEPA-technology air purifiers have been used to clean indoor spaces from homes to beauty salons to hospitals and operating rooms across the country. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have endorsed the HEPA filter as being the absolute best filter in cleansing the air.
If you or someone else in your home has allergies or asthma, the GeneralAire® AC500 HEPA Air Filtration System can undoubtedly make a difference in your lives. Studies show that young, asthmatic children who had HEPA air cleaners in their bedrooms for almost four months showed a lesser amount of asthma symptoms. Even if asthma or allergies are not a problem to your family, just breathing clean air can be an added bonus in itself. Plus, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can also reduce the amount of dust in your home. This can make keeping your home clean a little bit easier.