Does My Family Really Need a Machine that Cleans the Air?
Should your family be considering a home air cleaning machine? The answer is actually a simple question - why wouldn’t you? Let us explain why everyone should ask this simple yet important question.
To begin, a house air cleaner removes particles, allergens and other air-born pollutants that you may be suffering from, but not aware of. Remember the old saying “out of sight, out of mind”? This applies especially to air quality in the home because what you don’t see or smell can hurt you.
According to Web MD: "Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case”, says William J. Calhoun, MD, professor of medicine and vice chair of the department of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Our experience with air cleaning machines has been proven through thousands upon thousands of comments and testimonies to produce real results. There are many types of air cleaning machines, such as ones built into your HVAC systems, but for cost savings, ease of purchase and use we suggest a portable home air cleaning machine - commonly known as an ‘Air Purifier’. Air cleaning machines come in many shapes and sizes and are the preferred method of air purification inside the home.
So back to the question we asked you. Why wouldn’t you consider an air cleaning machine or air purifier?
Here is a list of a few of the items in your home that may give off gases, chemicals and pollutants that you should avoid. Many of these items are common household goods that often carry substances you do not want to breathe. The good news is they can be tackled effectively by a HEPA/CARBON filtration air cleaning machine:
- Flooring and Carpeting
- Cleaning Products
- Home Air Freshener Sprays
- Craft and Hobby products
- Personal Care and Beauty Products
- Furniture and Furniture Care Products
- Gas Stoves
- Outdoor Pollutants that enter; such as Smog, Fine Auto Brake Dust from roads
- Forced Air Heaters or Air Conditioners
- Pets, Pet Dander
- Dust Mites
- Most Airborne Bacteria
Looking at each of the items above you can easily determine what type of pollutants they will emit. A good portion of these pollutants are particles which are easily captured by a HEPA filter. ‘HEPA’ stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as: pollen, pet dander, dust mites, tobacco smoke and numerous air borne bacteria. All high-quality air cleaning machines will use a HEPA filter.
Carbon filtration is superior for gas or air-suspended chemicals, such as perfumes and odors. Chemicals from carpet, manufactured flooring, furniture upholstery, and the glues used to bind them to the wood frame are most effectively cleared from the air using carbon filtration. Carbon filtration may need to be replaced more often than a HEPA filter, but can be ‘reactivated’ by placing the filter outside in sunlight.
We have people contacting us all the time with concerns about Asthma. Research indicates that children are even more reactive to indoor air pollution than outdoor air pollution, which has always been known for restricting lung function. Unfortunately you cannot clean up the outdoor air around your yard or playground, but you can clean the air in a child’s bedroom, play area and family room with an air purifier. Worth noting, even if children do not have Asthma, they breathe more often than adults. In fact, babies that are just a months old can breathe in 30 to 40 times more air than an average adult.
Children are not the only ones at risk. Individuals older than 63 years of age are susceptible to infection and respiratory problems, which can impinge on the cardiovascular system. Most cities have air quality measurements which alert people to stay indoors, particularly older Americans, to protect themselves from potential harm. Studies show that it is vital to have a machine that cleans the indoor air in tandem with closing the doors and windows to shut out pollution from coming indoors.
We hope this article answers some of the fundamental question about home air cleaners and the importance of their use in everyday living. They are a simple solution for an evolving world of complex concerns. Similar to clean water, pure air is a fundamental requirement of life and contributes tremendously to our health and well-being. We recommend that every home should have a machine that cleans the air, similar to how every kitchen having a refrigerator for keeping food safe and fresh. Be well and breathe well.
– Thank you for reading.