A very critical aspect of indoor air quality is the filtration of particulate matter in order to protect your lungs. As our homes are constructed to be more energy efficient, often times referred to as “tighter”, there is a greater need to bring in outdoor air to dilute indoor air contaminants. It is not only important to filter this air, but also the air that circulates through every room of the home. This is because, exposure to inhalable particles can affect both your lungs and your heart.
What many people do not realize is that all Ultra-Aire whole house ventilating dehumidifiers are designed to work with the home’s HVAC system to bring in and filter outdoor air, plus filter the air in your home. Making it a whole house air purifying dehumidifier.
When considering an air purifying system for your home, it is important to understand there are many different types of filters. The EPA recommends that consumers who are concerned about small particles choose furnace filters with at least a MERV 13 rating.
What Does MERV 13 Filtration Mean?
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a standard that rates the overall effectiveness of air filters. MERV values vary from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV rating the better the filter will be in trapping airborne particles. This is why all our Ultra-Aire Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifiers feature MERV 13 air filters.
As you can see in the chart below, MERV 13 filters are very effective at removing contaminates from the air:
When an Ultra-Aire whole house ventilating dehumidifier is installed in your home, not only do you receive dedicated relative humidity control throughout the entire home, but also fresh air ventilation AND air purification. Rest assured that Ultra-Aire is providing your family the best in indoor air quality!