The average American family spends 90% of their time indoors breathing air that is actually more polluted than the air outside. If indoor air quality is poor, it can lead to a host of both short-term and long-term illnesses.
The negative health effects associated with poor indoor air quality include things like:
- Irritation to eyes, nose, and throat
- Respiratory diseases
- Heart disease
Indoor pollutants can often be a silent danger, with people not realizing the harmful effects of the air they’re breathing day and night in their own homes, until major health issues have materlized. And while mold is one of the common indoor air quality problems, it’s far from the only one.
How do you clean the air in your home and ensure you’re not breathing in dangerous pollutants?
An air purifier can come to the rescue, cleaning your home’s air and ensuring you’re not breathing in anything that’s going to make you sick.
Air Tech of Central Florida works with air purifiers that get to the heart of the issue, installing right inside your HVAC system to work along with it to filter out harmful air particulates.
If you or a family member have ever experienced the signs of poor indoor air quality or you’ve wondered how to ensure the air you breathe is clean, read on to learn the health the benefits of using an air purification system.
Why Should I Use an Air Purifier in My Home?
Just because you’re not smelling anything musty doesn’t mean that your air isn’t filled with dangerous particulates. Not all pollutants have a smell, and many are odorless and so small that you can’t see them.
Concentrations of some pollutants are typically 2 to 5 times higher inside than outside. (EPA)
What are some of the common indoor air pollutants that can be floating through your air vents?
- Dust mites
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet dander
- Cockroach allergens
- Particulate matter
- VOCs in cleaners or paint
- Molds & fungi
Using an air purifier in your home can make a significant difference in your indoor air quality and the health of your family. Here are the top benefits of air purification.
Removes as Much as 99% of Airborne Bacteria
Air purifiers are designed to clean the air of small airborne bacteria particles that are too small for you to see but dangerous for your family to be breathing day in and day out. It can remove as much as 99% of particles like mold spores, pollen, and other types of bacteria.
Stop Germs from Spreading
Do you have a spouse with the flu and want to keep the rest of the family from getting infected? Air purifiers can reduce sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet. They also have zinc ion technology that kills 99% of viruses on surfaces.
Remove Asthma Triggers
If someone in your family suffers from asthma, an air purifier can make their life much more comfortable. It removes particulates from the air that can trigger asthma attacks, like dry skin cells, dirt, dust, carbon monoxide, perfumes, and more.
Removes Mold Spores from the Air
If you have an issue with high humidity and mold in a particular area of your home, an air purifier can help, especially when coupled with a dehumidifier. Air purifiers remove mold spores from the air helping to reduce the chance they’ll travel to other surfaces and spread.
Another benefit of using an air purifier is less dusting! They trap dust and significantly reduce dust in the air that ends up settling on surfaces around your home, so there’s less cleaning to do.
Keep Air Smelling Clean
If you have pets or like to fry fish from time to time, an air purifier is going to make a noticeable difference in how your home smells. By cleaning the air from particulates that come from things like pet dander and strong odors, it reduces unpleasant odors and keeps your home smelling cleaner.
Helps Keep Your Family Healthier
By removing multiple types of airborne contaminants, air purifiers can help eliminate respiratory issues that come from breathing polluted air. Often someone might not even realize that their recurring headaches or stuffy nose are the result of poor indoor air quality.
Clean air is especially important for those who are more susceptible to airborne particulates like the elderly, babies and young children, or those with weakened immune systems.
Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Today!
Air Tech of Central Florida can help you choose an air purifier that works for your home and your budget. We work with some of the most advanced air filtration systems on the market that can vastly improve the quality of the air you’re breathing every day.
Schedule a free Air Quality Consultation at 407-696-9876 or through our contact form.