Our homes are our sanctuaries. They shelter us, give us a place to gather with friends, and somewhere to create memories. Over the last 18 months, our houses were a refuge from the outside world as we dealt the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless to say, homes are pretty important.
Because we spend so much more time in the home, it’s imperative to be aware of the air quality issues we forget to address. We don’t even realize that just a few tweaks to our homes can help our allergies, keep us healthy, and lessen dust build-up.
Air purifiers are one of the best and most straightforward options for treating the air in our homes. Here are five reasons to purchase an air purifier for your living space.
Keep allergies at bay.
Allergies can wreak havoc on your day. Itchy eyes, runny noses, and a sneezing parade is (probably) not anyone’s idea of a pleasant day. Those allergens testing your patience may result from dust, pet dander, pollen, chemical fumes, and more floating around your home. An air purifier with a true HEPA filter can easily remove these pesky culprits so you can breathe deeply and easily.
Indoor air is less clean than outdoor air.
Yes, allergens are a significant contributing factor to poor air quality, but they’re not the only things floating around in your home. According to the EPA, “the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.” Things like household cleaners, dust mites, degrading building materials, cooking, and personal care products attribute to this spike in indoor air pollutants. Air cleaning solutions are crucial to stopping the spread.
Particulates and smog get inside your house.
The notion that indoor air is unclean may lead people to think that opening windows is the best way to get “fresh” air into the home. In reality, it’s the last thing you should do. Particulates and smog find ways into our homes, creating unhealthy situations for both us and our pets.
Smog is a type of severe air pollution that happens mostly in highly industrialized areas where large amounts of gases and smoke are released. If you’re in an area rife with industry developments, an air purifier can be the buffer between you and multiple health problems.
Dust is everywhere — and you’re breathing it in.
Dust is, unfortunately, a part of our life. Breathing in dust leaves us in utter discomfort, coughing, sneezing, and otherwise having a bad time. Whether you’re working on a construction project or just live in a home in a high-dust area, an air purifier can help ease your breathing.
You want to reduce sickness in the household.
You might think air purifiers are just a bunch of hype. Can they really reduce airborne contagions and illnesses? Yep. While proper hygiene, safety precautions, and limiting exposure to sick people are measures that an air purifier shouldn’t replace, there is research that suggests air purifiers can remove the infectious droplets from the air.
Let’s give our lungs some clean air to breathe!