Did you know that in general, the air in your home is 4-5 times as polluted as outside? That is because we add particulates to our air, including dust, smoke and bacteria. Some of these are very small – less than .3 microns. To put that in perspective the average cross-section of a human hair is 50 microns and the human eye cannot see anything smaller than 40 microns in size! Let’s look at ways to improve the air quality in your home.
The things you cannot see (dust, bacteria, pollen) are often the cause of health issues as they can get deep into your lungs. The reason is your nose and throat are unable to filter these very well.
One of the best answers to improve the air quality in your home is to install an effective whole-house air cleaner. A cleaner is built to reduce the presence of these potential asthma and allergy attack triggers in your home. Some of the most common particles an air cleaner can remove include:
- Pet hair and dander
- Dust mites
- Most tobacco smoke
- Cooking grease
Some other tips for managing allergies and asthma:
#1. Control dust mites by utilizing anti-dust mite covers and wash sheets in hot water at least once a week.
#2. Work to eliminate mold sources by repairing leaky pipes and keep bathroom grout clean and free of mold.
#3. Remove all smoking from your home.
#4. Slow pet dander by keeping your pets off the furniture, out of the bedroom. Of course the best way is to remove pets from your home – but who is going to throw the cat or dog out in to the cold?
#5. Pollens, molds and other irritants from outside can be minimized by keeping windows and doors closed.
#5. Use high quality air filters and change them often.
Improve the air quality in your home and you will improve your health and your quality of life! Call us today to learn more how an air cleaner can be installed in your existing unit.