With respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies on the rise, many households are adding air filtration as a necessary healthy approach to healthy indoor air quality. Units equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filters can be added to forced air heating and cooling systems.  When selecting a unit, choose one with high-efficiency filters such as micro filter or HEPA media, good suction, and sealed construction. Ask for test data from manufacturers to determine the quantity and size of dust particles captured (e.g., 96 % at 1.0 micron or 99.97% at 0.3 micron). Alternately, consider a central vacuum that exhausts particulate outside the home.

For heating systems with out forced air, consider a free-standing unit. One purification system now available from Lux Guardian  can not only filter particulates from the air with an ion generator process, its UV light feature oxidizes and destroys airborne microbes such as mold, bacteria and volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the air. It’s an energy sipper, using only the amount of energy to consumed by an average light bulb, and operates quietly.