Today’s lifestyles mean that people spend 60-90% of their time indoors. The air inside even the “cleanest” home is loaded with millions of invisible pollutants that may be causing adverse health effects. More than 38 million Americans exhibit some sort of allergy or respiratory problem day in and day out. Harmful particles caused by seemingly harmless and necessary items such as building materials, cleaning products, pets, home office machines and appliances, are continually recirculating through a homes heating and ventilating system, affecting the indoor air quality. These pollutants if not diluted, can build up to proportions that would be considered illegal in the atmosphere. Today’s energy efficient homes are so well insulated and “tightened” that the previous dilution by outside air has been virtually eliminated. That’s why air filters play an vital role to significantly improve the quality of your recirculated air and keep your costly heating and cooling system running clean.
Home air filters help address common indoor air quality and allergy problems. Airborne particulates can be reduced by the addition of high quality electrostatic furnace air filters in your home’s HVAC system or furnace. High quality furnace air filters substantially reduce the amount of airborne dust, pollutants and allergy triggers in recirculated air. Furnace air filters also keep the systems cleaner so that they can run more efficiently.
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Electrostatic air filtration is a permanent, cost-effective way to significantly improve the quality of the indoor air. We have been designing and manufacturing washable electrostatic air filters since 1957 because of the media’s effectiveness and durability. The electrostatic filter fabric’s inherent electrostatic charge enhances filtration by drawing particulates onto fiber surfaces like iron fillings onto a magnet. Static electricity, being static, does not flow like electrical current, and therefore does not discharge over time or require either grounding or insulation. This type of air filter is washed monthly – no disposable parts, system modifications or electrical hookups.
Permatron’s washable residential DustEater, LifeStyle Plus and Contractors Choice filters come in multiple models for allergy relief or systems with low resistance to air flow requirements. DustPlus filter should be used for particulate and odor/removal because it contains activated carbon. The Adjustable Size filter comes in a 20″ x 25″ x 1″ size that can be cut down to 14″ x 20″ depending on your system requirements.