In this post, we will go over the health benefits and comforts of having an air purifying system.
Americans spend roughly 90% of their time indoors, so it is very important to understand what you can do to make sure the air you breathe isn’t harmful.
What is an Air Purifier?
Air purifiers use HEPA filters to clean and purify circulating air. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air and these filters work by trapping small particles that are in the air, particles that a vacuum cannot contain and will only recirculate into the air.
A clean air filter will keep your air conditioner running more efficiently and the system won’t have to work as hard to push cool air into your home.
A dirty air filter blows allergens and contaminants into your home. Indoor air quality is affected significantly by your air filter. When the air filter is dirty, it puts excess strain on the system and may lead to more frequent repairs and shorten the lifespan of the unit.
Vacuum and dust regularly, smoke outside, clean yourself and your pets, and maintain a reasonable temperature to help combat excess strain on your system.
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Air filters are especially helpful for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. They are great at removing dust particles and impurities from the air including pollen, mold, spores, pet dander, and/or dust mites. Without an air purifier, your house will collect lots of dust and germs, which can lead to health problems.
Second-hand smoke has been proven to cause lung cancer in non-smokers. As a result, it is important to have an adequate air cleaning system. Nothing is worse than a smell that clings to your wall and furniture. If you have neighbors that cook or smoke outdoors regularly, the odors they produce can be stubborn and difficult to remove. Air purifiers can aid in removing this smell from your home or apartment.
Signs its Time to Replace Your Air Filters
Do you notice you are experiencing more allergy or asthma symptoms? If you are experiencing indoor allergies, try changing your air filter.
Are your heating and cooling bills going up for no apparent reason? Dirty air filters can increase the cost of heating and cooling your home. Does your system need professional attention more than before? It could be dirty filters placing more wear and tear on the system.