Did you know that there is more air pollution inside homes and businesses than outside of them? One of the reasons that the air quality is more polluted inside is that most buildings do not have much ventilation, at least, not one that compares to an outdoor environment. Areas with little to no ventilation are more capable of trapping pollutants, and vacuuming isn’t enough to remove all these pollutants daily.
Adding an indoor air cleaner such as an air purifier or filter can make your home a safer and healthier place to breathe.
Indoor asthma triggers can include dry skin cells, dirt, dust, carbon monoxide, household cleaners, air-freshening sprays, smoke, paint products, cosmetics, perfumes, and hairsprays. In addition, there may be mold spores or cockroaches in your indoor environment, both of which are triggers for an asthma attack. New carpets can also present threats as they release fumes.
Air purifiers with HEPA filters specifically remove microscopic impurities, so they are ideal in treating asthma.
When you inhale dust, pollen, or pet odor your body may react, producing the allergy antibody, IgE, causing allergic reaction responses.
Breathing in tobacco smoke can result in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases as well as heart disease, ear infections, asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children because their lungs are still developing, and their respiratory rates are higher than adults. Additionally, elderly people are at a higher risk of getting dementia if they are exposed to secondhand smoke.
A HEPA air filter can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns which means that most cigarette or tobacco smoke can be drawn into a purifier where it will be trapped.
Spaces with low oxygen circulation, with no plants and closed windows and doors, can lead to inhaling higher than recommended levels of carbon dioxide. Consuming too much carbon dioxide can cause shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, weakness, and drowsiness.
Understanding all of this, it’s an easy decision to make to add an indoor air cleaner to your home and workplace. Contact Speedy Electric & AC when you’re ready for better indoor air quality!