February 20, 2014
Who Benefits the Most From an In-Home Air Cleaner?
Indoor pollutants can wreak havoc on the respiratory system. As we spend more and more time indoors, we are exposing ourselves to thousands of microorganisms that are just waiting to breed inside our sinus passageways and lungs. For those who suffer from chronic allergies, hay fever, or asthma, this can mean months of misery as cold weather keeps us locked up tight indoors.
Should You Use a Portable Air Purifier?
You may have already made a small investment into a portable air purifier, but quickly found out that they are inefficient. For one, they are only useful in one room, so if you have multiple family members in distress you will need to buy multiple, costly units. The air cleaner is linked directly to the HVAC system of your house, allowing unpolluted and fresh air to be circulated into every room.
Since they are incorporated into the HVAC system, a home air cleaner is out of sight, and mostly out of mind. You will not be affected by any loud noise like that given off by portable purifiers. Nor will there be an unsightly appliance in the middle of your living room when guests come over.
Allergies and Asthma
The American Lung Association and the US Environmental Protection Agency both suggest home air cleaners for people who suffer from allergies and asthma. Airborne pollutants such as dust and pet dander aggravate, and in some instances can even trigger an allergy or asthma attack. Reducing them in your home with an air cleaner will ease the symptoms for those who suffer from these ailments.
Children seem to suffer most from allergies and asthma. Asthma by itself is the most common pediatric illness, affecting close to 7 million children in the United States alone. Studies have proven that those kids living in a home with a home air cleaner installed show a considerable increase in the number of days they go without an episode of coughing or wheezing.
The Immune System of Older Ones
Older people will also benefit from a home air cleaner. As we age, our immune systems weaken making us prone to viral ailments and bacterial infections. With little to defend itself, the body of an older person will have a harder time fighting the microorganisms circulating around in the air and could develop dangerous respiratory infections like pneumonia. Bacteria and viruses run rampant in a home unprotected by an air cleaner. Especially in the winter when kids pick up colds and flu at school and then bring them back to your unventilated house.
If you are considering having a home air cleaner installed with your HVAC system, talk to Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788. There are a number of different types and models to choose from, and you want to make sure that the one you pick is the best fit for your house and family. For a small investment, you will be protecting everyone that resides under your roof.
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