We spend 90% of our lives indoors, where, according to EPA reports, air quality is frequently more polluted than the air outdoors. A cubic foot of indoor air can have as many as 30 million pollutants that can trigger allergies, cause headaches, lung irritation, fatigue and more. In fact, the American College of Allergists states that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. Every person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size then adolescents or adults.
Hay fever and seasonal allergies can be triggered by breathing pollen, respirable dust, molds, spores or pet dander. Some of these particles can be as small as half of one micron in size— too small to be caught by 1-inch disposable furnace filters.
A standard 1-inch furnace filter—even a high efficiency 1-inch filter—has one primary function; to keep large objects from damaging heating and cooling equipment. That means dust, dirt, pet dander, hair and other substances can build-up on your heating and cooling equipment and can reduce its efficiency by as much as 25%.
Aprilaire's 2000 Series Central Media Air Cleaners are equipped with innovative filtering media* that can give you exceptionally clean air throughout your home. Which model you choose depends upon your furnace type. Either model delivers the most efficient, cost-effective air cleaning for your home.