Particulate matter is a large part of overall air pollution. Particles such as dirt, dust, pet dander, smoke and soot are included. Using air filters to reduce particulate matter from the air can help with breathing, allergies and asthma.
Effects of Particle Matter Pollution
According to the American Lung Association, particle pollution can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma attacks. In general, the particles can interfere with the growth and function of the lungs.
The Lung Association cites studies showing that cleaning up air pollution improves life and health.
How to Reduce Particulate Matter in the Home and Workplace
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), research shows that air filtration can be effective in reducing particulate matter. Upgrading the air filters in your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system can be effective.
Portable air cleaners and purifiers are also an option, especially for those with severe sensitivity to particulate matter. However, portable ai purifiers can be more expensive than an upgrade to HVAC air filters.
Air purifiers generally use HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters. HEPA filters do trap very small particles, but do not allow enough air flow for most HVAC systems.
Upgrade to Washable Electrostatic Air Filters
ACI’s electrostatic air filters use a unique design to trap and hold more particulate matter than common air filters. Static electricity is created when the particles try to flow through the special air filter material. This holds the particulates to the filter material. Think of how clothes can cling together when coming out of a dryer.
Our electrostatic air filters are washable, so they can be used over and over again. Plus, the special antimicrobial protection in the filter material can’t be washed out.
Particulate matter is a big part of air pollution. Road construction, wild fires, factories and vehicle exhaust all contribute. Howling winds can really stir it up.
About ACI Manufacturing
We have been producing quality custom air filters since 1984. All of our air filters are proudly made in the USA.