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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Air Cleaners and Air Filters in the Home - Printable

The following publications provide information on portable air cleaners and on HVAC and furnace filters commonly used in homes.

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  • Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home, 2nd edition (printable) (PDF)(7 pp, 3 MB, August 2018)
    The short consumer guide covers portable air cleaners and furnace or HVAC filters used in a home. It includes tips for selecting a portable air cleaner, furnace filter, or HVAC filter.
  • Residential Air Cleaners: A Technical Summary, 3rd edition (printable) (PDF)(74 pp, 7 MB, August 2018)
    The longer technical summary provides general information about the types of pollutants affected by air cleaners; the types of air-cleaning devices and technologies available; metrics that can be used to compare air-cleaning devices; the effectiveness of air-cleaning devices in removing indoor air pollutants; and information from intervention studies on the effects that air cleaners can have on health and on health markers.