Over the past several years, sales of water filters and bottled water have soared as consumers seek out clear, clean water to drink as part of an overall effort to improve their health. Even the bottles and cups used to drink the water are scrutinized for potentially harmful chemicals. While ensuring that you’re consuming clean water and healthy food is important, you also need to consider the quality of the air you breathe.
The average person spends 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality a critical health consideration. Homes today are tightly sealed in an effort to improve energy efficiency, but this has the unfortunate side effect of preventing air pollutants from being properly eliminated from the home. In many cases, the air inside homes and other buildings may be more polluted than the air outdoors. In fact, the American College of Allergists report that 50 percent of illnesses are either caused by or exacerbated by polluted indoor air. Some of the contaminants found include pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, volatile organic compounds, household chemicals, viruses, and bacteria.
You can significantly reduce the air pollution in your home and improve the air quality with the addition of a whole home air filtration system. It can minimize allergens and irritants by as much as 99 percent. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation, EPA, and American Lung Association all recommend air filtration for those with asthma and allergies as part of their prevention strategy. Adding a whole home air filtration system to your home can reduce allergy and asthma attacks and decrease the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses that cause colds, flu, and other illnesses.
A whole home air filtration system can be incorporated into nearly any HVAC system, whether it’s a new build or a retrofit. Unlike portable room air purifiers, a whole home air filtration system doesn’t take up space and cleans your entire home.