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.
Spring is in the air, thoughts of planting flowers and opening windows are in the minds of many. But along with the warm sunshine and green grass come pollens and allergens.
With an estimated 20 million American’s suffering from seasonal allergies, it is not a common thought that your allergies may be due more to what’s inside your home than outside.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers to the public and identifies it as one of the leading health risks today. The EPA estimated that pollution levels indoors could be two to five higher than the pollution levels outdoors. And on occasion, indoor air can be as much as 100 times more polluted.
For example, dust mites thrive in homes and they eat the dead skin flakes shedded by humans and pets.They can not be seen and hide in dark, damp spots to breed. With each person shedding up to 700,000 skin scales a day and the air ducts in your home acting as the perfect hiding spot, dust mites can overtake your home.
To make matters worse, dusting and dry mopping cannot rid your home of dust mites. It only scatters them. Many vacuum cleaners cannot rid your home of these disgusting creatures. Instead, they constantly resurface in your home and are one of the main triggers for asthma and allergy attacks.
Designed for people with everyday air quality concerns, the HealthMate™ removes virtually all airborne particles by performing several critical air quality remediation functions. With an easy to clean pre-filter that protects the main filter and makes it last longer, the Austin Air HealthMate only requires monthly maintenance simply by vacuuming the filter. The Healthmate does not require any additional expense for 5 years.
So, if you or a loved one suffer from allergies or asthma, let us help.The days of runny noses and constant sneezing could be over. For more information, visit us online or contact us.
The mystery of increased asthma incidence continues unabated. The various environmental and other causes of this chronic condition are far from being fully understood. Air quality issues that can aggravate asthma are often concentrated indoors, where air pollution may be 3-5 times worse than it is outdoors.
Childhood asthma diagnoses have grown to the point that, in America, about 15 percent of children suffer from asthma. Though the condition can be typically managed with real success, many families live with the anxiety of potential asthmatic attacks and even ER visits. Children do not always take the corticosteroids via inhaler as prescribed.
As a result, families are often looking for any source of potential asthma relief. To address the critical needs of asthma sufferers, Austin’s engineers have developed an innovative high efficiency gas absorption (HEG A) filtration system.
Austin’s Allergy Machine features a 4-stage system that includes HEGA filtration. It also includes the additional absorption ability of military-grade activated carbon cloth. Finally, the system employs medical-grade HEPA filtration to provide superior particle absorption.
Austin Air refers to its advanced 4-stage system as its “miracle inch of protection.” That’s right — air needs to only travel one inch to be scrubbed and cleansed of noxious odors, chemicals, and particulate matter.
First, a combination of carbon and zeolite largely deals with odors and chemicals that effectively remove them before the air ever reaches the medical-grade HEPA filter paper.
This proprietary HEGA filtration concept offers reassurance to asthma suffers that substances that can trigger asthmatic reactions are being addressed in the home.
Even the Depar tment Of Homeland Security has looked to Austin Air for some of its needs. Also, Austin Air backs its products with a five year pro-rated filter warranty and a five year mechanical warranty.
We represent Austin in part because of the innovations the company brings to air purification. For further assistance in helping you with your needs, please contact us today.
Asthma is a chronic illness that causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. While this malady has been a constant in human history, its occurrence is growing at a rather alarming pace. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, approximately 8% of U.S. adults and 10% of U.S. adolescents currently suffer from this illness. While genetics account for many cases of asthma, even more are caused or aggravated by poor air quality. For those living with asthma the question becomes, “How can I find asthma relief for myself or my loved ones?” One simple and highly effective answer is to consider the quality of your home’s air.
Your home is supposed to be your haven, your safety net. Consequently, you might be surprised to find that the air in your home might be exacerbating or even causing an asthmatic condition. Children are particularly susceptible to pollutants that are found in the air. Kids Health identifies such pollutants as Ground-level Ozone and explains that “It’s produced when sunlight combines and reacts with chemicals produced by cars, power plants, and factories.” Short of placing your house in a vacuum, there is no way to keep this bad air from entering your home with the good air. If you can’t beat it with barriers, then beat it with filters.
Healthy Home Filter Company realizes that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. That is far too much time to be breathing unhealthy air, so we have made it our mission to improve the air quality in your home. Whether your home is a newer construction or a timeworn beauty, you cannot take the air that you and your family breathe for granted, especially if someone in your household suffers from a respiratory illness.
Please contact us today so that you and your household can breathe a sigh of relief.