Posted by: Valley Services HVAC | December 18, 2009

Air Quality, Clean your Air! HEPA Filtration

I don’t know about you, but I do not enjoy going to the doctor.  I also do not like paying doctor bills.  Do not get me wrong, if myself or anyone in my family is sick, we go to the doctor.  With all the germs that kids are in contact with(adults as well), you have to look for ways to stay healthy.  Washing your hands goes without saying.  The air you breathe can play a big part in how healthy you stay throughout the year. An air to air exchanger (aka heat recovery ventilator) is a great way to bring fresh air into your home but it does not filter out all the allergens and dust and other microscopic particles that you are breathing everyday.  Using a HEPA Filtration system can be a great addition to your HVAC arsenal and be the difference in keeping you and your family healthier and happier.

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Air to Air Exchanger (basic diagram)

What is HEPA Filtration?

HEPA Filtration (or High Efficiency Particulate Air) removes 99.97% of airborne particles.  Airborne particles larger than 10 microns get caught in your throat and nose and airborne particles smaller than 10 microns you breathe into your lungs.  The Environmental Protection Agency has ranked indoor air pollution as a high priority health risk.  Keeping your air clean will keep your family healthier and lead to a more comfortable and stress free environment.

How does HEPA Filtration work?

HEPA Filtration removes 99.97% of particles .3 microns and larger.  The thickness of human hair is 100 microns.

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Fantech HEPA Filter

HEPA Filtration uses a 3 step process to clean your air:

First, the Pre-filter captures the larger particles (such as dust, pollen, mold spores, smoke, dust mites, etc)

Second, the Carbon filter attracts and captures odors from cooking, tobacco smoke, and other gas particles.

Third, the HEPA filter captures the tiniest particles, germs, allergens, and bacteria that die in the filter because they cannot survive in an environment without humidity.

Lower your doctor bills and get on your way to a happier and healthier home with a HEPA filtration system.  Valley Services happily installs Fantech HEPA Filters and Lifebreath HEPA filters.  If you have more questions, check out Valley’s FAQ page.

Call Valley with questions 715-386-7131.




  1. So great to read your home air filter information. Good advice is hard to come by especially when it comes to HEPA, Thanks, Bryan Staub

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