Inexpensive HEPA filters could curb heart disease

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Cleaner air means a healthier heart…

Past research studies have indicated that air pollution causes inflammation in the lungs and blood vessels and may also cause endothelial cells to function poorly, both of which lead to decreased cardiovascular health. Past studies have also indicated that HEPA air filters can reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions in urban areas, but few have addressed the impact of HEPA filter technology on wood smoke used as a heat source. Exposure to wood smoke and its particulates has been linked to a number of health problems; in fact, we did a post a few months back on the link between soot and diabetes. Perhaps it comes as no surprise, then, that this type of air pollution has also been linked to cardiovascular disease. The good news is, Canadian scientists have discovered that HEPA air filters can help curb the risk of heart disease.

HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air. Filters Fast carries many different types of air filters,  to remove dirt, dust, pollen, bacteria, mold, and smoke from your indoor air, including furnace filters that use an electrostatic charge to capture the small particulates. HEPA replacement filters for many top-of-the-line air purifiers, including IQAir, BlueAir, Holmes and Honeywell can be found, simply by typing “HEPA” into our search box at the top of the page. Don’t forget to change your vacuum cleaner filter as well. 3M Filtrete makes a variety of vacuum filters, bags and belts, which are available at a competitive price from Since air pollution is linked to obesity, a high efficiency air purifier may also help you lose weight!

Top of the Line Air Purifiers at Filters Fast

The Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier was recently rated a Consumer Reports ‘Best Buy’!

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, an air purifier just might be your ticket to a healthier home. Many people don’t realize just how crucial indoor air quality is to respiratory health. Contaminants like pollen, dust, ragweed, airborne viruses and bacteria contribute significantly to lung illnesses. If you’re not sure whether or not you need an air purifier, our Home Indoor Air Quality Quiz may help you get a better idea. If you’re in the market for an air purifier, you’ve come to the right place. These four air purifier filters happen to be at or near the top of the Consumer Reports list of recommended room air purifiers:

1. Whirlpool AP51030K Air Purifier

The Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier for Large Rooms (up to 500 square feet) was recently awarded a Consumer Reports Best Buy, receiving high marks for the removal of allergens such as dust, pollen and smoke on its highest setting. This lightweight HEPA air purifer captures 99.97 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns, and is one of the quietest air purifiers on the market. With four fan speed settings, you can customize the speed, sound and filtration levels to suit your needs. This purifier also has two separate filter change indicator lights that let you know when it’s time to replace the HEPA filter and the pre-carbon filter. The filter life is approximately six months to one year.

The Whirlpool Whispure 510 is one of several Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifiers available at Filters Fast. It is an upgraded version of the Whirlpool Whispure 450 for Large Rooms, featuring a few new settings, including an additional fan speed, a touch pad control panel, and a sleep mode setting for better energy efficiency at night. For medium-sized rooms, we also carry the Whirlpool Whispure 250. For the price, this line of air purifiers is hard to beat!

2. BlueAir 503 HEPASilent Air Purifier

Rated fourth on the list of Consumer Reports recommended air purifiers, the BlueAir 503 also receives high marks for the removal of many particles including dust, pollen and smoke on its high setting. At it’s lowest setting, this air purifier is also one of the quietest on the market. Using three combination HEPASilent particle air filters, it combines both mechanical and electrostatic filtration technology to thoroughly capture 99.97 percent of airborne particles down to the 0.1 micron level at a quicker rate and with less noise than other comparable models. This purifier features four fan speed settings and an air filter replacement indicator, with each filter lasting approximately 6 months. The BlueAir 503 is designed to work in medium to large rooms of up to 580 square feet.

3. BlueAir 650E HEPASilent Air Purifier

The BlueAir 650E is rated just underneath the BlueAir 503 HEPASilent purifier. It has similar features, but is made to work in larger rooms of up to 700 square feet.

4. 3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier

The 3M Filtrete Ultra Clean comes in two sizes, the FAP02-RS for small rooms of up to 160 square feet, and the FAP03-RS for larger rooms of up to 360 square feet. Filters Fast carries the smaller version of this air purifier. Even more effective than a HEPA unit, this model captures up to 99.9 percent of airborne particles. Consumer reports gives it high marks for the removal of contaminants such as dust, pollen and smoke on its high setting. The Filtrete Ultra Clean also features a filter change indicator that lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter.

Order your air purifier from Filters Fast today and receive our low shipping rate of $1.99 on any orders over $99!

Blueair HEPASilent Air Purifier Filters

If you haven’t started your spring cleaning yet, don’t worry—there’s still time. It only takes a few seconds to replace the filter in your Blueair air purifier, so don’t forget to make that part of your routine.

Blueair air purifiers work by drawing air into the unit with an ultra quiet fan. Particles are then charged as they pass through an ion chamber. The charged particles adhere to one of three layers in a Blueair air filter and clean air is then recirculated out into the room. This three-stage HEPASilent filter technology is what makes the Blueair air purification method unique. Each Blueair replacement filter has millions of ultra-thin fibers in three layers. The first layer captures larger particles, including pollen and dust.  The second and third layers capture smaller particles like bacteria, viruses and smoke. The Blueair filter is easy and quick to replace. All you have to do is open your air purifier unit, lift out the old filter, and slide in the new.

At Filters Fast, we now carry a small selection of SmokeStop, Particle and Carbon replacement filters for several Blueair purifiers in the 200, 300, 400, and 500/600 series.