Do I Need an Air Cleaner in My Home?

October 5, 2018

We spend most of our hours of the day at home, and most of that time is spent inside the home, not in our yards. So indoor air quality matters in the home. You breathe it while awake and sleeping. Good air quality can make all the difference in your health and quality of life. So, do you need an air cleaner? That depends on what’s in the air your breathe and how your home is presently removing — if at all — those air pollutants. Indoor air quality Can Contain: Bacteria Viruses, like the cold and flu viruses Allergens, like mold spores, pet dander, dust, ragweed Chemical, like smoke, gases, benzene, formaldehyde Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are known to cause cancer All of these pollutants make you sick, some more so than others. Making it worse are newer homes that are energy efficient. Energy efficiency is great on the pocket but bad on health because not only does it seal in energy, it seals in all these pollutants. What Home design or Upgrades can Remove Pollutants? Removing pollutants is hard to do, but you may already be doing it without knowing it. Your home’s design can act as...

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