Our indoor air quality solutions are extremely effective methods to sanitize the air in your home. But is there anything else you can do personally to ensure your home’s air is clean?
Here are some other easy, cheap steps you can take to purify the air in your home:
Sure, a vacuum cleaner isn’t going to suck up airborne germs. But if you have allergies or asthma, then your symptoms are probably getting triggered by a dusty home.
Did you know that if you don’t have a very good vacuum cleaner, then you might just be pushing dust around the room, rather than actually sucking it up?
You should take a look at HEPA vacuum cleaners, if you don’t use one already.
Are you not exactly sure what “HEPA” means? We’ll explain! HEPA is an acronym for “High-Efficiency Particulate Air.” All that really means is, filtering small particles of air through a mesh filter that traps allergens and dust particles very effectively. In fact, HEPA vacuums get up to 99.97% of these particles.
Stop using an old vacuum that will push dust around the room or kick it up into the air!
Again, this is a solution that isn’t capable of getting rid of airborne germs, but will get rid of other contaminants.
A lot of people buy indoor plants because they know the plans release healthy oxygen, or just because the plants are pleasing to look at.
But plants are also capable of absorbing harmful toxins there are no doubt in your air!
Most of what can be called pollution in your home is from formaldehyde, benzene, or other chemicals that are found in your paint, in your walls, in your carpeting … basically all building materials, unfortunately! They’re also called Volatile Organic Compounds.
Too much formaldehyde and benzene can give you headaches, hurt your throat, cause asthma, and even (as some researchers are finding) cause cancer over time.
So, does that mean that any indoor plant is useful for absorbing toxins? Well, actually, you should check out NASA’s Clean Air Study, where they tested which plants are most effective. They found that common plants that eliminate formaldehyde and benzene in the air are aloe vera plants and bamboo palms. There are also several less common species mentioned in the study that are even more effective.
Indoor Air Quality System
It’s true that a HEPA vacuum cleaner and indoor plants go a long way in solving respiratory issues caused by unclean air, but the only way to consistently filter out airborne microorganisms is with a whole-home air quality system.
Our systems, such as the Air Scrubber and Captura, are capable of filtering out 99.7% of particles down to 0.3 microns in size, and all you need to know about that is that bacteria and sneeze droplets are filtered out by this system!
We recommend you do all three things: buy a HEPA vacuum cleaner, buy some gorgeous indoor plants, and then invest in a whole-home system to take care of germs.