Breathing Fresher Air in Your Home

(Featured in the The Edmonton Sun)

Did you know that there's a re-occurring phenomenon in your home? It's called dust! This won't be a surprise to those who regularly clean house - they can't help but notice the nasty particles that cover countertops, show up like streaks on hardwood floors and obscure the TV screen.

Dust is more than just a household nuisance, especially for those who suffer from asthma or allergies. But now homeowners, as well as asthma sufferers, can breathe a sigh of relief. Hepalta sells room air cleaners that eliminate dust, mold and mildews - bad air homeowners breath in everyday.

"People don't realize what's in the air," says Herb Enns, owner of Hepalta. The company sells air purifiers for the home, office and commercial applications and has been in business for 25 years.

Enns says the particles we see in the air are but a fraction of the dirt that is floating around in our homes. Enns sites unseen culprits like fumes from glue in building products that cause health problems. "There's a lot of pollution in our homes," he says.

He cites dust mites, molds and bacteria as prime irritants to the respiratory system, which float around in the air causing headaches, fatigue, flus, colds, nose bleeds, sinus congestion and more.

Those health problems can be eliminated with the Hepa filter, which makes fresh air out of indoor air by taking the dust particles out. "The HEPA Filter has a fish hook effect: whatever particles get caught in it can't get out the same way it got in, so it's trapped.It traps all particles down to .3 microns," he says. Sound impressive? It should, after all, the HEPA Filter is the same air purification filter that is used in hospitals. As Enns points out the air filter removes "2 to 4 million parts per cubic foot."

There are many models to choose from including portable air purifier models that will move the air from the entire home without moving the unit from room to room. There are also central air purifier models that will clean your whole home. These attach to the home's central duct system. Systems run from as little as $699 and run up to $2,500.

"The triple air filter, fan and motor model is designed to attach to the duct work and cleans up to 4,000 sq. ft," he says.

Enns recommends the Surround Air Multi-tech XJ-3000C air purifier system which offers five different technologys: HEPA air filter, germicidal UV lamp, activated carbon filter, ozone option and anti-bacterial pre filter. This item is a great value $299.

One of his clients is an asthma sufferer who had a whole-home central air purification system installed in his west end home a few years ago. He was so impressed he called about 3 months later and had another Air Cleaner system installed in his summer home in Canmore.

But Hepalta offers its customers more than air filters, purifiers and ionizers, although the business stocks items that cater to a healthy lifestyle.

Take for instance the Surround Air Ionic Breeze Air Purifier. It produces negative ions for the air in your home, office and workplace. It offers an elegant flat base design and next generation technology, to clean and sanitize air without a filter! Key features include advanced Ionic Breeze Technology, micro-computer control, automatic operating cycle, noiseless design, no filter replacement necessary and much more.

For more information go to the Hepalta Purified Air Inc Web site at or drop down to the new office at 5919 - 104 St., South, Edmonton, AB. Canada T6H 2K5 or call (780) 455-2132 or Toll Free 1-866-268-7485.