May 5, 2023
Today, we'll explore how a whole-home air purifier can help you breathe easier in your home. So get ready for a breathtaking adventure with Parker & Sons!
But first, let's dive into some surprising and intriguing facts about indoor air quality from around the globe:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), indoor air pollution is responsible for approximately 3.8 million premature deaths each year. But, this is largely an issue in countries that don’t have circulating air/ductwork in the household, so polluted air (from a fire pit for example) stays trapped.
Even the simple act of cooking can release harmful pollutants into the home's air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), gas stoves can produce nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. So, this isn’t as much of a problem in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean bad indoor air quality isn’t a potential issue.
Also, we spend about 90% of our time indoors, and indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That means we're breathing in a whole lot of contaminants without even realizing it!
Last but not least, it’s not all about gases and chemicals causing indoor air quality issues, but dust and other allergens too. Did you know that the average home can accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust annually? And with each ounce of dust, there can be up to 40,000 dust mites. Yikes!
Now that we've uncovered some, uh, scary but true about indoor air quality, you may be wondering how to improve the air you breathe at home.
Enter the whole-home air purifier! These powerful devices can help you combat poor IAQ and breathe easier in your home. Here's why:
Investing in a whole-home air purifier is an investment in your health and well-being! A whole-home air purifier, for example our very own Captura Air Scrubber, is designed to filter out airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and even harmful chemicals. This means cleaner air for you and your family. And by removing allergens and irritants from the air, a whole-home air purifier can help alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms (which you might be attributing to something else or trying to ignore). And, cleaner indoor air means a reduced risk of respiratory issues, heart disease, and even certain cancers.
The world of indoor air quality may be full of startling facts, but with a whole-home air purifier, you can take control of the air you breathe in your Phoenix or Tucson home. If you're ready to explore the benefits of cleaner indoor air, Parker & Sons is here to help. Feel free to start by learning more here, or you can go ahead and give us a call!