Having pure, clean air in your indoor environment provides a number of positive benefits for you and your family. Taking the proper measures to reduce indoor air pollution can greatly improve your home environment.
There are three actions you can take to ensure good indoor air quality in your home:
- Controlling pollution sources
- Proper ventilation
- Air purification
Controlling pollution sources can include activities such as sealing or enclosing harmful materials (i.e., asbestos), adjusting gas stoves and heaters, properly maintaining central heating and air conditioning units and eliminating tobacco smoke indoors. Vacuuming floors and carpets, especially in high traffic areas, reduces harmful particles. Washing bedding frequently with hot water can help to eliminate dust mites and dust mite excrement from contaminating the air. Kitchen and bathroom areas should be kept clean and dry, with no damp areas to breed mold and mildew.
Proper ventilation is key when harsh chemicals, such as paint, household cleaning products and pesticides, are used inside the home. Increasing the amount of ventilation in your home brings in fresh air, which can reduce and break up the concentration of these harmful chemical pollutants. Opening doors and windows, using kitchen and bathroom fans, opening the chimney flute and operating attic fans are all great ways to keep your home well ventilated.
Air purification is an important part of maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Air purification systems filter and trap harmful pollutants, while redistributing clean, healthy air throughout your home.
The quality of your air purification depends upon the type of filtration used. Systems that utilize True High Efficiency Particulate Air (True HEPA) filters, like the air purification systems from Aerus can eliminate up to 99.97% of airborne particles. Other filtration methods can't boast success rates as high as True HEPA filtration. Aerus uses True HEPA filtration in air purification products to help eliminate harmful contaminants from your home.