Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. Usually the best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants, and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air. The ventilation method may, however, be limited by weather conditions or undesirable levels of contaminants contained in outdoor air. If these measures are insufficient, an air cleaning device may be useful.
HEPA Air Cleaner
The Maytag HEPA Air Cleaner, a high efficiency air filtration air cleaner, captures 99.97% of harmful airborne pollutants 0.3 micron and larger. Households with pets, tobacco/cooking odors or mustiness will find a dramatic difference in air quality.
The effectiveness of an air cleaner depends on how well it collects pollutants from indoor air (expressed as a percentage efficiency rate) and how much air it draws through the cleaning or filtering element (expressed in cubic feet per minute). A very efficient collector with a low air-circulation rate will not be effective, nor will a cleaner with a high air-circulation rate but a less efficient collector. The long-term performance of any air cleaner depends on maintaining it according to the manufacturer’s directions.