Indoor pollution can be a problem in homes without proper air filtration. Common household allergens make it difficult to sleep at night or concentrate throughout the day. When indoor air is full of pollutants such as dust, pollen and pet dander, you may find yourself constantly coughing or sneezing. One of the best solutions to this problem is to get an air filtration system.
Fewer Common Household Allergens
An air purifier eliminates allergens by circulating household air through a filter. This traps the airborne pollutants so that they no longer irritate your eyes, nose and throat. With fewer allergens in the air, it will be easier to perform everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning. You’ll also be more comfortable and able to relax.
Easier Breathing for Asthma Sufferers
Impure air can make life with asthma more challenging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 25 million Americans suffer from this chronic respiratory disease. With an air filtration system installed in the building, people breathing indoor air will have fewer asthma attacks and a better quality of life.
An asthma attack can come at any time, and impure indoor air poses a great risk to asthma sufferers. Common airborne irritants that can trigger an asthma attack include:
- Aerosol sprays
- Cologne and perfume
- Smoke from cooking
- Air fresheners
- Household cleaners
- Dead skin cells
- Dirt particles
- Carbon monoxide
Air filtration systems eliminate these substances while purifying the air and improving circulation throughout the building. Fewer asthma attacks mean less time will be spent responding to medical emergencies and less money will be spent on respiratory treatments.
Prevention of Many Forms of Lung Disease
From chronic bronchitis to lung cancer, respiratory illnesses are part of everyday life for millions of people. Indoor air quality plays a role in preventing these diseases from developing in the first place. Whether the culprit is dust, pet dander or second-hand tobacco smoke, eliminating the problem is of primary importance.
Air purifiers can eliminate cigarette smoke particles as small as .3 microns when a high-efficiency particulate air filter, or HEPA filter, is installed. An activated carbon filter can ensure that second-hand smoke is drawn out of the air and trapped in the filter where it can’t create respiratory problems for pets, children and other members of the household.
Activated carbon filtration also traps gaseous pollutants such as airborne chemicals, bad odors and wood smoke from a congested fireplace. Once these particles are safely trapped in the charcoal filter, they can be eliminated from the home simply by installing a new filter and disposing of the old one.
Many buildings in Arizona contain products made from asbestos, a durable fibrous material used for insulation and construction applications. When inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause a fatal lung disease called mesothelioma. Air purifiers and filtration systems remove these fibers from the air and trap them in a filter where they can no longer harm the occupants of a building. Asbestos causes another fatal form of lung cancer called asbestosis, which is eliminated by air filtration systems.
Another cause of lung disease commonly found in homes is radon gas. This substance is produced by uranium deposits naturally found in soil, water and rocks in the ground beneath homes and buildings. Air filtration systems remove toxic gases such as radon and carbon monoxide, reducing the risk of serious illness for everyone in the building.
Fewer Toxins From Outdoors
Those who live in big cities, especially near highways, have a greater risk of developing allergies and asthma. Toxins from the environment seep into homes and buildings through gaps in windows and doors. They can affect every member of the household, but children and the elderly are especially susceptible to illnesses caused by environmental toxins. Some of the biggest culprits include:
- Sulfur dioxide
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Ozone particles
- Diesel exhaust
- Carbon monoxide
Doctors often recommend that asthmatics retreat to the country where these pollutants are less common. Unfortunately, this is not always an option. Alternatively, an air filtration system can create the ventilation needed to keep indoor air pure and free of dangerous contaminants. With a filtration system installed in a home or office, toxins will be captured in the microscopic pores of the filter and eliminated from the air.
Higher Levels of Oxygen Indoors
Unfiltered indoor air can be high in carbon dioxide and other gases that make breathing difficult, especially for anyone with underlying health problems. These gases reduce the amount of oxygen in the indoor environment by raising the percentage of greenhouse gases. A lack of indoor oxygen can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Inability to concentrate
- Physical weakness
- Increased blood pressure
Air purification not only removes harmful contaminants, but it restores a healthy balance of oxygen in the air. When it’s easier to breathe in the home, it’s easier to enjoy the company of loved ones and focus on important activities throughout the day.
Fewer Airborne Vectors of Disease
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are toxic chemicals that lead to a number of serious illnesses, including leukemia. These substances circulate in the air in the form of high-pressure vapors, and they enter the indoor environment through paints, fuels, aerosol sprays, dry-cleaned clothes and automotive products. Air filtration systems keep these dangerous compounds out of the air and away from children, pets, elderly people and other members of the household.
An air purifier will also trap small insects, such as disease-carrying mosquitoes, which can infect people with viruses including Zika and West Nile disease. These illnesses can lead to serious health complications and, if a pregnant woman is infected, congenital birth disorders. While chemical mosquito sprays can create an unpleasant smell throughout the house, air filtration eliminates the problem without any unwanted side effects.
Less Stress and Better Sleep for a Better Mood
If all of these contaminants are removed from the air, everyone in the building will enjoy a reduced level of stress. When everyone can breathe without coughing, sneezing or having an asthma attack, the collective mood of the building’s occupants will be elevated, and a higher level of efficiency and productivity will be possible. At Sun City Mechanical, we provide installation and maintenance services for air filtration systems. Our team believes that the benefits of improved indoor air quality speak for themselves. Whether you have questions about a new air filter or you’re ready to have one installed at your home or business, we’d love to help.
Rely on the Professionals
We provide a range of services, from air conditioning and heating repairs to plumbing work and air purifier installations. Our professionals are experienced and competent, and we’re ready to get to work on your project. You can expect premium service for all your plumbing and HVAC needs in Buckeye, AZ. We offer a large selection of quality products, including furnaces, thermostats, heat pumps and air conditioners. Call us today at Sun City Mechanical to discuss your air filtration system and set up an appointment.