When it comes to air quality, it's important to understand the differences between different types of filters. HEPA filters are the most widely used filtration technology in commercial and residential environments, and they are effective in capturing 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles. However, if you want the best air quality, you should go for a True HEPA filter. True HEPA filters are the only type of filter that meets the Department of Energy's (DOE) standards for HEPA filtration, and they have the highest efficiency rating of 99.97%.
True HEPA filters are made of plastic fibers (polypropylene), fiberglass, or borosilicate glass fibers that are tightly bonded together with a 5% acrylic binder. This creates a resistance barrier that captures particles as air passes through the filter. In addition, True HEPA filters can capture particles as small as 0.1 microns, which includes viruses and bacteria such as the common flu virus. True HEPA filters also last longer than other types of filters and can work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
They can effectively remove dust, pet dander, pollen, bacteria, viruses and other airborne contaminants with a durable, waterproof True HEPA filter. However, it's important to note that not all HEPA filters are created equal. A HEPA-type filter is actually a lower version of True HEPA and only has an efficiency rating of 99%. This means that it is not as effective in capturing particles of 0.3 microns in size as a True HEPA filter.
In addition, many manufacturers have previously claimed that their HEPA filters would protect against viruses, but this is not necessarily true. To ensure that your air filtration device is working properly and providing the cleanest air possible, you should look for third-party testing that confirms that the filter meets DOE HEPA standards and tests its efficiency. If you need to reopen your business during the COVID pandemic or just want to ensure that your home or office has the cleanest air possible, then you should invest in a True HEPA product. Sanalife True HEPA portable air purifiers have multi-stage air cleaning power to provide the cleanest air possible.