HEPA Air Cleaner

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 11, 2010)

Cleanliness is important to many people, and keeping your home neat and tidy can be a high priority for you if you like to live in a very clean environment. To keep your home in the cleanest possible condition, you might vacuum, sweep, mop, dust, and deep-clean the areas of your living space to reduce dirt, clutter, and bacteria.

It is easy to remember to clean the areas of your home that you see everyday, but what about what you don't see? Although you might be thinking about the mess in the back of a closet or clutter under the bed, the most important "unseen" part of your home to keep clean is probably the air.

Depending on your situation, the air quality in your home (or anywhere you go indoors) can vary. If you live with pets, for example, hair and dander could contaminate the air. During seasons with a lot of pollen production, allergens can get into your home and cause problems, especially to those who might be highly allergic. All sorts of unpleasant things can end up in you home's air, and although you can't see them you probably don't want to be breathing them in.

To help reduce the contaminants in the air, your best option is to look into getting a HEPA air cleaner for your home. An air cleaner will work to filter the unwanted particles out of your air so you breathe in clean air instead. These air cleaners, which can range in price from less than $20 to over $1000, give you the option to remove allergens and contaminants from the air so you can breath easy.

The HEPA filter, which is included with HEPA air cleaners, stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. A HEPA filter is one of the most efficient and effective ways of cleaning your environment as air moves through the filter and unwanted particles are caught in the filter. This prevents them from remaining in your home and the filter can help those with allergies and respiratory problems. These filters are available within various models of air cleaners and vacuum cleaners. You can also find replacement filters for these machines that you can buy online or at select stores.

With a HEPA air cleaner in your home, you can feel better about your health and the cleanliness of your living space. It might seem like a small thing, but using a HEPA air cleaner to filter your air can make a big difference.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Pantry Organizer

What can you do when it seems like you have more in your pantry than you have space for? There are many ways to organize your ...

Discover More

Air Quality Test

Poor air quality is a big issue in some homes. If you suspect that the air in your home is causing discomfort or illness to ...

Discover More

Natural Fragrance

There are many great-smelling natural fragrances available in different forms. Look for natural soaps, lotions, or try using ...

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Air Cleaners

It seems that air pollution is here to stay. Diseases brought on humans and animals may include allergies, asthma, lung ...

Discover More

Smoke Cleaning

Smoke in your home can leave lasting damage. If you want to get rid of smoke stains or smell, you will need to use certain ...

Discover More

Duct Cleaner

Sometimes, breathing problems can be made worse by allergens that enter the home due to dirty air ducts. Get your home's ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is eight minus 3?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.