Home Air Purification
Have you ever asked yourself the question - do I really need a home air
purifier? After all, your house may be clean as a whistle and your cleaning
schedule is maintained like clockwork. Yet you still may suffer from some
allergen floating around in the air of your clean home. So how does the air in
the home get contaminated?
Homes of today are relatively airtight. If some contaminant gets in your
home from the outside and your home is one of the energy efficient varieties,
then it may be that the contaminants have no way out of your home once they
are in. Fresh outside air cannot come into the house and refresh the air that is
already in the house because the house is so airtight. Adding an air
purification system to your home will remove contaminants that cannot be
naturally removed by air replacement from the outside.
In order to clean your home, you may use a variety of cleaners and
chemicals. Believe it or not, these cleaners are toxic and the fumes from them
have an adverse effect on the air quality of your home. Good air purifiers
remove chemical contaminants from cleaners and even air fresheners.
Many homes have pets. Pet dander is a main cause of allergen contaminants
in the home. The dander sticks to the pet hair and the pet hair is all over the
house. Certainly the more you clean the house from pet hair the better, but
often some dander is left airborne or on surfaces that you may have missed
cleaning. Use a HEPA vacuum regularly and consider adding an air purifier
Although not a specific cause of allergen contaminants in the home, forced
air furnaces tend to re-circulate air, good or bad, in the home. An older home
with a forced air furnace will draw in outside air through gaps in the structure
and windows, so that helps a little, but newer homes are more airtight. A
forced air furnace filter therefore must be changed often, every three months
or so. A small micron particle electrostatic filter is recommended.
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