How safe is the indoor air your family is breathing? There is an increased awareness of the role quality indoor air has on long-term health effects. You may think that you are safe indoors, but indoor air often contains pollutants, including dangerous elements such as radon. Poor-quality indoor air has been linked to problems such as asthma and neurological problems. Air filtering is beneficial to your family's health in various ways:
Reducing Respiratory Allergens
Indoor air contains different particles that trigger respiratory allergies. Pets in the house shed dander and hairs. There is pollen in the summer and dust mites when the air is dry and dusty. These dust mites also thrive in high humidity air when there is poor air circulation in the house.
High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters capture these allergens. They have very fine mesh, thinner than hair strands, which enables them to filter pollen. These filters are replaceable. Residential air filtration eliminates these pollutants and reduces incidents of respiratory allergies. It is very important in a house with asthmatic people.
Eliminate Harmful Compounds
If you live in an urban area, your indoor air will contain chemical compounds such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide found in traffic emissions. There are also compounds in usual cleaning and personal products, including phthalates and ammonia. Exposure to a cocktail of these compounds in the long-term causes health damage because they are known carcinogens.
Carbon filters in residential air filtration systems are very effective in eliminating chemical compounds from indoor air. Installing an air filtration system becomes a long-term investment in keeping your family healthy, considering the risks it wards off.
Reduce Airborne Diseases
Airborne viruses and bacteria often cause illnesses, like during the flu season when many people carry the bug. When one family member falls ill, the rest are at risk. Common airborne ailments include the common cold, pneumonia, and lately, the coronavirus.
HEPA filters can filter the pathogens that cause these ailments and reduce disease incidents in the family. Residential air filtering is very important in a house with kids, the elderly, and people with lowered immunity like cancer patients.
Improve Sleep Patterns
Allergies and irritation can bring on poor sleep patterns. It is hard to sleep with a congested chest or nose. Dust mites also cause irritation and discomfort in the bed. Poor sleep patterns cause other problems such as poorer immunity and hormone disruption. Air filtering will help your family sleep better by removing these pollutants and irritants.
Would you like your family to have fresh and better quality air indoors? Talk to an HVAC contractor about installing a residential air filtration system.