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How air cleaners can help you and your family

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Depending on where you live, the season, and what lifestyle elements are in play, the air you breathe inside your home could be a huge contributing factor to your severe seasonal allergies. Besides what we generally know about how they affect your general health, the EPA called indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. So we know that allergies are more than just a minor inconvenience or frivolous ailment.

With the amount of time spent inside, it’s no surprise that so many people suffer from seasonal allergies, asthma and other illnesses related to air debris. As homeowners who care about your air quality, the ability to control the cleanliness of the air you breathe in is critical.

Of the many tactics you can take to ensure the air you breathe is the best it can be, we want to make sure our customers know about the benefits of air cleaners. There are a variety of air cleaners on the market that are effective, but we love this brand and style: the Aprilaire Air Purifier – Model 1210.

When it comes to why an air cleaner is a must-have, think about this: here’s what’s happening in the air you’re breathing right now: Just one cubic foot of air can have more than 30 million pollutants—which is 100x more than the outside air. Polluted air like this causes 94% of all respiratory problems. And if you’re reading this, it means that this information could be very useful as you plan how to combat the allergies and symptoms that plague Chicagoland homeowners every spring! (As well as other seasons with allergens in the air!)

Also, it’s not just pollen, ragweed or other organic-based nuisances that air cleaners help with – it’s day to day pollutants like pet dander, dust, mold, mildew and synthetic air debris that are a problem for your respiratory system!

If you’re not taking care of your furniture, rugs, linens or other places that dust mites like to call home, you’re also cohabitating with these creatures too! About 40,000 dust mites, which increase the chance of asthma development, can live in just one ounce of dust. That means: if can get rid of the dust and you get rid of the dust mites!

These figures aren’t meant to scare you, they’re just a reality of nature – even when they make us sneeze and wheeze. While polluted indoor air can have a negative effect on the health and comfort of your family, a whole-home air cleaner will help you manage it and mitigate your risk of further ailments and suffering. Installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, it puts you in control of air purity and gives you a sense of relief. When your HVAC system fan is on, it delivers cleaner, healthier air not just in one room, but throughout your entire home.

An air cleaner can also keep your air conditioner’s cooling coil clean and your furnace working efficiently, saving energy, minimizing repair costs and extending service life.

If you need any assistance when it comes to air cleaners, indoor air quality, or any other HVAC questions, call us at (847) 503-9497 or use our Contact Form

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American Weathermakers is your go-to source for heating, air cooling, and regular care for your system and always available to talk to you about the best options for your Chicagoland home.

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