4 Common Myths of Air Purification

You do all you can to keep the air in your home fresh and clean – you open windows, use sweet-smelling air fresheners, and dust regularly. But is this really enough? The truth is, the air you breathe in you very own home is dirtier (and more dangerous) than you think. Luckily, the solution comes with just a few clicks of the mouse when you visit TotalHomeSupply.com and check out our selection of Aprilaire whole-home air cleaners. (Our recommended models are the 1410 and 1210 units, pictured left).

But we know our customers are smart, and aren’t going to simply take our word for it, so let’s have a look at the facts. Here are the four most common myths and misconceptions about indoor air quality and air purification, debunked.

MYTH 1: Dusting and cleaning works to reduce, even eliminate, harmful air particulates.

There can be more than 30-million microscopic particulates in the air per every cubic foot of indoor space, way too many to get rid of just by keeping the TV cabinet polished and dust-free. In fact, these particulates can become even more concentrated through everyday activities aimed at getting rid of them, such as vacuuming. It’s an unfortunate and vicious cycle.

MYTH 2: Air particulates aren’t really all that harmful.

Though they may be tiny, these air particulates can indeed prove harmful to your health. Dust mites are the mortal enemies of allergy and asthma sufferers, but your air most likely contains way more than just dust. Pollen, mold spores, pet dander, even viruses and air-borne bacteria can all be found in the air you breathe every single day. Even if you do not suffer from allergies or asthma, I bet your nose became itchy just thinking about all of the allergens in the air you’re breathing right now.

 MYTH 3: Any air purifier will work to improve air quality in the home.

Actually, most units only work to clean the air in one room at a time. One would think (and think correctly) that if one room in the home is plagued by pollen, dust, mold spores, or the stomach flu, that the other rooms would be, too. The way most air purifiers work, however, requires a unit be installed in each and every room for whole-home cleanliness to be achieved. Aprilaire has designed a series of air purifiers that actually install as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, to deliver whole-home purification and cleanliness without the need for multiple units. So no, not all air purifiers are manufactured equal.

MYTH 4: A good air purifying unit requires more maintenance than it’s worth.

A ‘good’ unit shouldn’t require much maintenance at all, but we get the point – you want to just be able to rely on the unit to do the job on its own. Aprilaire’s series of air cleaners feature patented filtering media that makes maintaining the unit virtually effortless. Each Aprilaire unit is equipped with high-performance, easy-to-install filters that only need to be replaced – get this – once a year.

So, what are you waiting for? The sooner you head on over to TotalHomeSupply.com, the sooner you can sit back, relax, and take a deep breath with up to 85% less pollen and mold and 50% less dust.

Kristen Turner

Featured blogger for Total Home Supply.

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