Parents want their children to be safe and healthy. Unfortunately, some dangers cannot be seen to avoid. This includes the air quality in their classrooms. Children spend many hours in school and the low quality of indoor air can really affect their growing lungs. Several schools across the country are realizing the importance of fixing indoor air pollution and saving money by switching to electrostatic furnace filters.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies show that one-half of our nation’s 115,000 schools have problems linked to indoor air quality. As children’s lungs are still developing well into their teen years air quality in their classrooms is extremely important. With the constant irritation caused by dander, lint and dust the lungs cannot function optimally. This will add to their risk of developing lung disease later in life.
By switching to a permanent solution for filtering your heating and cooling systems you can ensure healthier air for your students and faculty. Some of the benefits of using this type of furnace filter include the reduction of mold, pollen and dust. This is extremely beneficial for students with asthma and allergies.
What are electrostatic furnace filters?
Electrostatic furnace filters, also known as permanent filters, washable filters or lifetime filters, use the friction caused by air flow passing through a filter to attract air particles with a static charge. This type of filter is known for collecting up to 80% of the harmful air particles in the air. It is a much more efficient filter than disposable air filters normally used.
Unfortunately, the budgets to keep schools maintained are often the first places cut in times with financial difficulties. Thankfully these furnace filters come with lifetime warranties and will easily pay for themselves within about one year. Instead of replacing your filter you simply wash it off and replace it. This makes it easier for your maintenance staff to keep all heating and cooling systems running as efficiently as possible. In addition to being cost effective as these types of furnace filters will replace your school’s need to buy disposable filters, they will filter the air ten times better.