Do You Need to Buy a Home Air Purifier?
A home air purifier is a device that is capable of removing unwanted – and in some cases, harmful – substances from the air you breathe at home. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the leading health concerns in America, especially for people with vulnerable immune systems and those with preexisting respiratory problems like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis. Usually the best way to address indoor air contamination is to stop it before it starts through proper home ventilation and the elimination of pollution sources such as cigarette smoke, mold, mildew, asbestos insulation, carbon monoxide, and pesticides. Another option is to invest in a home air purifier, preferably one that attaches to your air duct system and purifies the air throughout your whole house.
Home air purifiers come in all shapes, sizes, prices, and performance capabilities. Before you buy, the EPA recommends that you pay particularly close attention to the types of contaminants that any particular purification system is designed to address. Impurities that can negatively affect air quality in the home fall into two broad categories. The first, particulate matter, includes dust, smoke, animal dander, pollen, mold, bacteria, dust mites, and viruses. The second, gaseous contaminants, includes gas cooking stoves, car exhaust, varnishes, lacquers, cleaning product chemicals, personal grooming products, and pest control products. If you’re like most people, your home is full of airborne contaminants that can potentially pose a health risk.
For more information, please contact RainSoft. Our Air Master Ultra is a duct-mounted home air purifier that cleans, sterilizes, and freshens the air throughout the whole house.