Did you know that indoor air quality is frequently poorer than outdoor air quality?
This might sound hard to believe when you consider the many outdoor air polluting factors such as toxic fumes from cars and factories, but the truth is that in your well-insulated home, indoor-air pollutants simply have no place to go.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.”
Poor indoor air quality can have a seriously detrimental effect on you and your family’s health. Here’s why you should purify your air at home:
- There are a great number of air pollutants in lurking in your home: cleaning solvent, mold, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and more. Purifying your air at home will help your family avoid developing asthma, allergies, emphysema, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions associated with air pollution. Prevention is the best cure and will keep the associated medical costs down for the whole family.
- Pets are a big contributor to indoor air pollution, mostly down to their dander. But rather than having to give up your family’s best-friend, pet allergies can be reduced by keeping your indoor air clean. If a family member does suffer from allergies, ensure your rugs and carpets are clear of pet dander through regular vacuuming, keep pets off furniture, and make bedrooms a pet-free zone.
- Feeling tired for no reason? Polluted air, wherever you may find it, requires your lungs to work over-time reducing your overall energy levels. Cleaner air at home will help increase your energy levels and result in better oxygen absorption by your brain keeping you mentally sharp.
How Do I Purify My Air at Home?
You can purchase an air purifier, or follow these simple suggestions:
- Keep your house clean and vacuum frequently
- Ensure your HVAC system is working properly
- Never smoke indoors
- Avoid the use air fresheners
- Change your bedding regularly
- Use HEPA air filtration in the bedroom