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What’s in Your Air? Why Your Indoor Air Quality is Worse Than You Think

The air you breathe is pretty important. Everyone can agree with that. But the air in your home as it stands right now could have up to 3.5x more pollutants than the air outside (and in some cases, even more than that).

The answer? A whole house air purifier in Northbrook, IL. By purifying the air in your home, you help everyone in your home breathe a little easier. But why? Let’s take a look at what’s floating around in the air you breathe right now.

What’s in Your Air?

While this list doesn’t mean 100% of this is in your air, they’re all viable possibilities depending on your indoor relative humidity, air circulation, and more.

  • Dust: This is on everyone’s home, and it’s unavoidable. That’s why you need an air purifier to run constantly and filter out as much as possible. Dust is an allergen and can irritate the throat and lungs.
  • Pollen: This is another allergen that comes in on your shoes, clothes, and even in your hair. When you go outside, pollen is in the air during spring and summer. These can be irritable even to those without allergies, depending on the volume.
  • Mold and Fungi: Nobody wants to think that their home could have mold in it, but it’s not exactly uncommon. Even in well-kept homes. Mold can find small corners of your house or windowsills and begin to form. Air circulation helps, but it’s also important to filter this out so you and your family don’t breathe it in in the meantime.
  • Pet Dander: Fido’s a good dog, but he sheds and gets dander into the air when he does. It’s not healthy to breathe in, plain and simple.
  • Insect Debris: We don’t want to think about breathing in dead spiders and bugs, so we won’t, but as they die around the home and decompose, this is what happens.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Makes Your Lungs Work Harder

When you think about dust and debris getting into your lungs, it makes sense that they would have to work harder to get rid of it, but do you know how it all happens?

Inside your lungs, there’s a type of mucus that’s specifically designed to capture and filter debris. While this is a normal function of your lungs, it makes sense that giving it more than it can handle would have a negative effect.

Keeping bad indoor air quality means overworking your lungs, day in and day out. This can even lead to respiratory problems depending on what type of debris is in your air and how much of it you’re breathing in.

Help Your Home and Family With a Whole House Air Purifier

Cleaner indoor air means a cleaner environment for you and your family. It’s time to start living and breathing easier than ever before, and it’s time to start today. You don’t have to wait any longer. Contact us to get started on your whole house air purifier installation.

Contact us today to schedule your air purifier installation as soon as possible.

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