Most heating and cooling systems still use a basic air filter. These filters were originally designed to protect the equipment and not the people served by the equipment. The average air filter is only capable of removing 3–5% of the particles that pass through it. Today, however, there are several types of permanent air filters available in various efficiencies that can help you filter the air in your home. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever or other breathing difficulties, there is an air filter that can help you. We can even provide you with the Trane Clean Effects Filtration System. The Clean Effects Filtration this system removes up to 99.98% of allergens from filtered air. The Clean Effects system is 8 times more effective than the best HEPA appliance and 100 times more effective than the standard 1" throwaway filter or ionic-type room appliance.
Influenza viruses are spread from person-to-person in respiratory droplets of coughs or sneezes.**
During flu season and throughout the year, families are exposed to viruses that circulate in the air they breathe indoors, so taking measures to prevent illness makes sense. Getting a flu shot, eliminating germs on surfaces through cleaning, and washing hands often are important steps to avoid getting the flu. Yet, many families are still susceptible to the virus in the air in their home.
With the highest clean air delivery rate in the industry, the American Standard AccuClean whole-home system is another powerful tool in battling the flu virus at home. Research shows American Standard AccuClean removes more than 99 percent of the common flu, or influenza A virus, from a home’s filtered air.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with scientists at Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. evaluated the ability of American Standard AccuClean to remove the common flu from a home’s air.
The common flu virus was released into the air inside of a test duct. The removal efficiency was calculated from the amount of the common flu virus measured in air samples collected before and after passing through our whole-home air cleaner.
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