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Replacing an AC Filter Regularly and Improving Ventilation to Reduce Allergies

Proper ventilation throughout your entire home is one of the most important things that you can do to keep the entire space comfortable and to reduce the risk of mold occurring inside. Ventilating your home and taking care of replacing filters can become even more essential if anyone in your family suffers from allergies due to the fact that ventilation can help rid the air from pollutants that could be causing an allergic reaction.

Whether they are set up in your air conditioning system or stove fan, it’s important that you replace the filters periodically. An AC filter is generally supposed to be used for only a few months and needs to be removed, cleaned, or replaced entirely. Since these filters work by trapping dust and other pollutants, it makes sense to maintain all the systems in your home by replacing the filters when needed.

If you’re noticing that any of the rooms in your home are experiencing a high amount of moisture, whether in the kitchen or the bathroom, it’s important that you install a fan that can reduce or eliminate the moisture from occurring. When you allow moisture to accumulate, you could be facing issues such as mold that could cause significant damage to your home.

Hiring a professional to visit your home and inspect the attic and crawlspace is so important since these are two areas that often have a lot of moisture which could lead to other issues. By getting your home inspected and asking for recommendations for ventilation, you can be confident that your home is easy to breathe in and won’t be causing you issues related to mold.

For more information on purchasing filters to reduce allergens in your home, we urge you to contact us right away.

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A Permanent Electrostatic Air Filter Offers Key Health Benefits

Germs only have mobility if they can hitch a ride on dust or other airborne particles. These particles are an inevitable part of daily life; they come from sources such as dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold, mildew and smoke. When you consider that you breathe in an estimated 250 cubic feet of air in your lungs during a 12-hour period, the opportunity for germ-laden air to get to your lungs is virtually unlimited.

Dedicated efforts to keep your home clean can only offer a partial solution. It has been estimated that such cleaning is only about 30-35 percent efficient, in part because dust and other super-fine particles are often merely stirred up and displaced from one spot in the home to another.

A Superior Air Filtration Solution

A permanent electrostatic air filter works to clear the air that you’ll breathe into your lungs around-the-clock. When you are cooking, playing, relaxing or sleeping in your home, your electrostatic filter works tirelessly on your behalf. If anyone in your household faces seasonal allergies, grant them some much-deserved relief with such a permanent filter.

Improve Productivity

Better health in the home can also translate into improved productivity at work. It’s been estimated that, on average, an employee loses about one day of work every month to indoor air-related illness. Over time, an estimated one in five workers experiences a major illness due to problematic indoor air quality. More severe allergies, asthma, and even autoimmune disorders may hinder a person’s productivity and overall quality of life.

There is little doubt that much is at stake when it comes to the quality of the air that you and your family breathe in your home each and every day. A permanent electrostatic air filter can represent a big step in the quest for clean, healthy air in your home. For more information about the benefits of these advanced filters, please contact us.

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A Permanent AC Filter That Actually Helps With Allergy Triggers

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If you have allergies then you’re probably already aware of the problems with tree pollen and other allergens that can affect the quality of air in your home. Even if you’re not sure which trigger is bothering you specifically, you may have noticed yourself feeling the effects of allergies without realizing what it is.

Depending on which state you are from, the common allergy triggers can range from certain flowers and shrubs to trees and grain plants such as wheat and alfalfa. Along with environmental conditions such as smoke or other irritants, you need an AC filter that not only helps relieve some of these allergens but one that is dependable and convenient.

The great thing about a permanent ac filter is the fact that you can clean it at any time and never have to worry about replacing it. When the allergens are especially prevalent, you may find yourself replacing a traditional AC filter more often and that can lead to more trips to the store along with additional costs. When choosing a permanent AC filter, you don’t have to worry about either.

For instance, the BoAir 5-Stage filters are embedded with VIBAX MI-50. This may not be a familiar term to you but what it does is work as an anti-microbial agent which helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which are also irritating allergens that can do harm to your health. With these filters you simply wash them when needed and you’re back in business – no more visits to the store to replace what you need and no more trying to locate the size you need.

If you want to take control of your allergies, the first step is a good AC filter and a permanent one is the solution you need. To order or have any questions answered simply contact us.

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Austin Air room air purifiers – Prepare for seasonal allergies

 

Many Americans look forward to spring time and the warmer temperatures.  Not so much those suffering from seasonal allergies. Springtime throughout the Unites States features greening grass, blooms of flowers and leaves starting to grow on trees. It also results in increased allergen levels in the air we breathe and within our homes.

Wintertime often gives those with seasonal allergies some much needed relief as the cold temperatures keep allergen levels low. As temperatures rise the trees and plants start to produce pollen and release it into the air to reproduce. This pollen is a major cause of allergies within the United States. An article on WebMD “Spring Allergies” highlights the impacts that spring allergies has on the health of Americans. According to the article more than 35 million suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen often called rhinitis or hay fever.   The pollen causes the body to defend itself due the particles being misidentified as foreign invaders and causes symptoms of watery eyes, sneezing, itchy eyes, hives and breathing problems.

Consumers can lessen their symptoms greatly by limiting their exposure to the allergens. Within their home, utilizing a quality air purifier can virtually eliminate airborne allergens. Austin Air room air purifiers feature an allergy line that utilizes a medical grade HEPA filter. These purifiers remove particles from microscopic to large including spores, mold, pollen, chemical vapors and viruses. Homeowners who use an air purifier during the spring time can drastically reduce their symptoms by preventing the allergens from building up within the home and removing any new allergens that are brought in. It is also critical that an air purifier be used along with spring cleaning as many old allergens that have settled are reintroduced to the air.

If you would like more information on how an air purifier can reduce your springtime allergy symptoms, please contact us.

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Prepare for spring cleaning with a permanent air filter

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual performed by many homeowners across the United States as a way to purge their household of unwanted items and thoroughly clean it. Cleaning and removing items that have been resting for a long period disturbs all the particles that have settled out of the air making them airborne. A quality air filter for your furnace and AC is critical during this process to filter out these unwanted contaminants.

Replacing your disposable filter with a permanent filter is an ideal way to start your spring cleaning. A permanent filter such an electrostatic filter by BoAir will outperform standard filters and save money. Their superior filtration is critical during times of increased air pollutants such as when you are spring cleaning. Particles attach to the filter due to the electrostatic charge and remain there until they are washed away. This allows for them to be washed as often as needed and act as an air purifier to your home.

Permanent air filters have many advantages over their costly disposable counterparts in that they last indefinitely. They simply need to be washed every 4-6 weeks or more frequent during periods such as spring cleaning when more particles are within your homes air. They also filter more pollutants from the air than standard filters which often relives seasonal allergy symptoms.   They are also ideal for those who suffer from asthma as they can greatly reduce breathing problems due to the increased air quality. If you would like more information on how a permanent air filter can save you money and help you breathe safer, please contact us.

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Air Purifiers Provide Indoor Asthma Relief

If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are 25 million asthma sufferers in the United States. The number of people affected by asthma is getting larger every year, and children are more susceptible than adults. Asthma results in an estimated $56 billion per year in medical costs, lost work and school days, and early deaths. Asthma causes wheezing, coughing and chest tightness which limits a person’s quality of life.

Fortunately, there are proven ways to obtain asthma relief, and prevent asthma attacks. CDC Vital Signs has the following recommendations: “People with asthma can prevent asthma attacks if they are taught to use inhaled corticosteroids and other prescribed daily long-term control medicines correctly and to avoid asthma triggers. Triggers can include tobacco smoke, mold, outdoor air pollution, and colds and flu.”

Room air purifiers use HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) and carbon filters to clear asthma triggers from the air before they build up to concentrations that cause respiratory problems. Airborne particles and allergens settle into carpets and fabrics, and are stirred back into the air by the daily movements in the home. Continuous cleaning of the air will prevent these contaminants from settling in the first place. This clean air provides the added benefit of less time needed to clean carpets and furniture.

Along with the benefit to asthma sufferers, air purifiers remove other contaminants and allergens from the air. Pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold and mildew spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, odors and fumes are all removed from the indoor environment. Healthy, fresh and clean indoor air benefits everyone who breathes it.

Healthy Home Filter Company carries the top rated Austin Air line of air purifiers. Our air purifiers are among the best available in the industry, and are voted #1 by customers worldwide.  Contact us for more information about how to improve the air quality in your home.

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A HEPA air purifier can improve your indoor air quality

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.

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