The air quality of your home may be less-than-ideal and even worse than you realize, which can lead to negative health effects. A simple solution? Consider installing an air purification system. Just as you likely prefer purified water rather than drinking straight from the tap, breathing clean air can improve your quality of life ― whether you have allergies or just want to boost your health. Here’s a look at the advantages of using an air purification system.
Helps to Relieve Allergies
If you want to filter your home’s air efficiently, getting rid of 99.9% of air pollution particles above a certain size, then it’s important to use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to effectively get cleaner air. This type of filter is made of mesh material that traps particles as air is pulled into an air filtering system or device. You’ll need to change the filter approximately every three months and have the system serviced regularly to ensure that your home has the best air quality possible. The advantage is that you’ll likely see your allergies improve and have healthier, less irritated respiration. Run the system continuously when you’re home, including while you sleep, to enjoy cleaner air.
If you have pets, you’re probably aware that your furry friends harbor dander and other particles, and Fido regularly brings dirt and other allergy-inducing particles inside after spending time outdoors. A quality air purification system can help to minimize allergies caused by pets.
Improves Respiratory Health
The air that comes into your home is a mix of contaminants from auto exhaust, fumes from your clothes dryer and other cleaning devices, not to mention everyday dirt and dust. For many people, modern life has not been beneficial to their respiratory health. Unless you can open your windows to an ocean breeze, it’s difficult to breathe clean air on a regular basis.
But with a quality air filtering system in place, you can keep all of these contaminants, including allergy-triggering pet dander, to a minimum ― trapping the particles in a HEPA filter rather than breathing them into your respiratory system.
Other tips for promoting clean air include:
- Wash your bedding often
- Dust your tabletops and other furniture regularly
- Use eco-friendly cleaning products
- Get rid of your carpet and install wood or vinyl flooring
Installing an air filter can also keep the bad odors away making your house smell fresh and clean.