Air quality in the homes of Americans is not something that is often thought of as polluted, but that could very well be the case in many of American homes. A percentage of outside pollutants find their way into our home no matter how careful we are of keeping windows and doors closed. Polluted air causes a variety of health problems including asthma and allergies.
A recent article by Headlines & Global News “Study: 25 Percent of Outdoor Air Pollution Can Still Get Indoors” details findings from a recent study from the World Health Organization on indoor air pollution. This study found that on average 25 percent of outdoor air pollutants find their way into consumers’ homes. This greatly impacts their breathing and their overall health by subjecting their body to harmful chemicals, organisms, molds and bacteria. Pollutants commonly come from combustion engines, manufacturing plants, household appliances and wind swept dirt containing fungus and mold.
Homeowners don’t often realize the significance of their low indoor air quality due to no foul smell or visual clues. The best defense against the air quality is to have an indoor air purifier to remove these harmful irritants from the air you breathe. Manufacturers such as Austin Air produce a full line of air purifiers to meet varying homeowner’s needs. The machines use a combination of HEPA and carbon filters to remove even the smallest pollutant particles. Models are available for different home square footage’s as well as specific conditions such as allergies and owners of pets. Polluted air is constantly entering the home so it is critical that homeowners use an air purifier continuously for the best air quality. If you would like more information on how to improve your air quality, please contact us.