Knowing Your Air Filtration Options


At RighTime, we understand the importance of indoor air quality, and how it affects your family’s health and comfort. With the help of air filtration systems, homeowners can greatly improve their indoor air quality.

Air filtration systems remove a range of airborne contaminants that have been linked to lung diseases, including mold-causing moisture, dust particles, pet dander and second-hand smoke. Here is a quick guide to give you an understanding of your options for air filtration in your home:

  • HEPA Filtration – HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. This air purification technology was originally developed during World War II to remove radioactive dust particles from the air to protect soldiers’ respiratory systems1. Today, it is often used to filter household air with the capacity to trap 99.97% of all airborne particles1. These systems remove pollen, mold spores, dust mites and other potential allergens. HEPA systems, however, do not remove chemical fumes, cigarette smoke or various odors.
  • Activated Carbon Filters – Activated Carbon filters have small absorbent pores that chemically react with pollutants as they pass through the filter. This causes the pollutants to bond with the carbon and become trapped. These purifiers are effective at clearing smoke, odors, chemicals and even some gases from the air.
  • Ultraviolet Light Air Purifiers – UV (blue light) air filters neutralize bacteria and other airborne microorganisms by using rays of ultraviolet light to eliminate them as they pass through. However, you will still need to rely on traditional filtration to remove dust, allergens or other particles from the air.

If you have any more questions about indoor air quality, air filtration systems, or are interested in having one installed in your home this time of year, give RighTime Home Services in Riverside a call at (951) 338-9677 or visit