1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

September 10, 2008

:254 HEPA-Less Dust Control

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:254 EcoTip: If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum cleaner – as an alternative – you can still control fine dust indoors by setting your vacuum cleaner outside and bringing only the hose inside. This technique can be very effective when you are using the vacuum for remodeling or trying to remove fine dust – provided the hose is long enough and the vacuum has enough suction. The dust that escapes from the vacuum cleaner will be exhausted outside. Make sure that wind and air currents aren’t blowing it right back in.

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June 30, 2008

:182 Filtration Height

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:182 EcoTip: The placement height of portable air filters is important. Try to set portable air filtration units so the filtered air is released at a height well above the floor. Breathing zone height is a good choice. Air that is released near the floor will disturb the dust particles that have settled causing the airborne particle concentration to rise.

It is much more effective to collect settled dust from the floor with a HEPA vacuum cleaner than to blow it up into the air in hopes of the filter collecting it.

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