This unit can act as an in-room recirculating air purifier or it can be configured to exhaust filtered air from negatively pressurized isolation areas. The unit is portable, plugs into a standard 120 volt outlet, and includes a multispeed control switch to maintain the desired airflow.
- Easy access filter replacement
- Front air intake with purified air exhausted through 2 stages of filtration
- Unit dimensions: 45” tall (include casters) x 20” wide by 20” deep
- Hospital-grade cord set plugs into any standard 120 volt three-prong electrical outlet
- Weighs 67 lbs including filters and casters
- Bipolar ionization system – Ions increase airborne pathogen particle size which increases filtration performance.
- Optional window adapter panels available to connect flexible ductwork.
- 16” x 16” x 2” Merv 8 Prefilter
- 16” x 16” x 2” Hepa Filter (captures 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size from the air that passes through the filter)
- Efficient direct drive EC blower (Max. Capacity – 1200 CFM)
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Energy efficient anything is all the rage now, and for good reason. Energy efficient construction, windows, and doors are effective at keeping pollutants out of your home and keeping your energy bills from skyrocketing. However, they are also pretty good at trapping pollutants in with you.
In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. How can you ensure the health, safety, and comfort of your family? There is a small and simple machine that can help: portable HEPA filters.
What a Portable HEPA Air Filter Is
A portable HEPA filter is a portable and self-contained filtration system which is designed force indoor air through a series of ultra-fine mesh which traps air contaminants like dust, spores, pollen, smoke, animal dander, and many others.
Portable HEPA filter units may seem fancy but they are just basically an array of fibers which are randomly aligned to trap particulates more efficiently. These filters are made from either synthetic materials or from fiberglass.
HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air. In order to call a portable air filter “HEPA”, it must meet many strict requirements. These requirements include:
- They must remove at least 99.97% of particles.
- They must have the ability to trap particles that are as small as 0.3 microns.
- They must meet the requirements for a U.S. Military Standard 282 (MIL-STD-282) Certification.
A portable HEPA filter unit helps in cleaning and recirculating air and is used in many applications including in homes, offices, clinics, waiting rooms, and other confined areas. Manufacturers have even introduced portable HEPA filters for hospitals and portable HEPA air filters for kitchens, residential and commercial.
What Portable HEPA Filters are Trying to Keep Out
The job of portable HEPA filter systems is to get rid of pollutants like smoke, gases, dust, mites, mildew, mold, pet dander, allergens, volatile organic compounds, and other contaminants from the air indoors.
These contaminants circulate in the air indoors and can have negative effects on people’s health. Consistent exposure to these particles can cause eyes, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; allergies; asthma; bronchitis; kidney, liver, and nervous system damage; lung problems; and even heart problems and death.
How a Portable HEPA Filter Works
The job of a portable HEPA filter is to trap airborne pollutants within its complex fiber web to recirculate clean and contaminant free air in the indoor space.
The process is quite fascinating. It helps to think of the whole portable HEPA filter system like a net. However, it is a very sophisticated net that employs different techniques to trap even the tiniest of particle.
Portable HEPA filters catch and trap contaminants through the following processes.
- Direct Impact and Straining. Big particles fly into the HEPA filter and get stuck between the mesh fibers.
- Intercepting. Smaller particles that are not captured between the mesh fibers follow the air through the filter but since they are heavier than air, they do not move fast enough. Therefore, they are intercepted and end up getting stuck, as well.
- Diffusing. The really very small particles pass through the mesh and are too light to be intercepted. A HEPA filter can still capture them by bouncing them around the filter in a zigzag motion. They eventually hit the mesh fibers and get stuck.
Why You Need a Portable HEPA Filter
A portable HEPA filter is a great addition to any household, office space, or any indoor space because it offers a lot of benefits. They are built to be reliable and efficient and has been proven to promote better health.
Here are just some of the benefits of a portable HEPA air filter.
- Efficiency rate of 99.97%. Filters cannot carry the HEPA name if they are unable to meet strict standards. Therefore, you are assured that it can do what it promises to do. Portable HEPA filters are just as efficient as other HEPA filters. Just because it is small does not mean it cannot do the job.
- It helps with respiratory issues. HEPA filters can trap allergens that trigger respiratory complications like asthma, allergy, congestion, and even snoring.
- It helps in energy efficiency. It makes your home’s air purification system more efficient. This means decreased energy costs and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system.
- Its size. You can use it anywhere and anytime. It can fit in any room, is easily transportable, and handy.
With its many tested and proven benefits, you can ensure your family’s health, safety, and comfort with a portable HEPA filter.