Did you know that the air you breathe inside your home is highly polluted? That’s right—polluted. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has even named indoor air pollution as among the top 5 environmental risks to public health. But you can effectively fight indoor air pollution and protect your health by using air cleaners.
What are Air Cleaners?
Air cleaners, also knows as air purifiers or ionizers, are designed specifically to clean the air inside your home. They remove a number of different particles from your air so that you breathe the healthiest air possible. Some of the unhealthy particles that air cleaners remove include:
· Dust mites
You can buy individual air cleaners designed to clean individual areas of your home or you can buy whole house air cleaners.
In simple terms, air cleaners work by drawing air into their built-in filtration system, trapping particles in the filters, then returned purified air to the room.
Benefits of Air Cleaners
There are a number of health benefits to breathing clean air provided by air filters. Some of these benefits include:
· Reduced illnesses. Air cleaners remove bacteria and viruses from the air, resulting in fewer respiratory illnesses.
· Reduced diseases. The long term effects of breathing polluted air can be cancer and other possibly fatal diseases. Air cleaners reduce this risk by reducing the air borne particles that cause such diseases.
· Reduced Allergy Symptoms. Air cleaners remove pollens, dust mites, and other allergens from the air. These allergens cause uncomfortable and even dangerous allergy flare-ups.
· Reduced Insomnia. A little known fact about breathing clean air is its effect on your sleep. Studies show that those who breathe clean air get a better night’s sleep than those who breathe polluted air.
The importance of air cleaners cannot be denied. They are an investment in your family’s health.
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