The Good Air Lady
The Good Air Lady
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Air Filtration for Indoor Quality

Indoor air quality suffers more in new and modern buildings than in older ones. Part of the solution is air filtration; with air filtration, indoor quality greatly improves. Your health is closely tied to indoor air quality and the time spent outdoors in fresh air. Improve indoor air quality and improve your health.

Do you need air filtration? Indoor quality of air is very low in most homes. If you are like most, you do not realize this problem though. Indoor air quality is hard to see. In fact, unless you know there is a need for filtration systems, you would never realize the need to pull particles, biological and chemical pollutants, out of the air. But, the quality of air that you breathe in is directly related to your health and for that reason you need to invest the time it takes to improve the air around you.

Many people make the mistake of believing that if they do not smoke in their home and keep toxic products out of it, that there is nothing wrong with the air they are breathing. The problem with this theory, though, is that the indoor air quality in virtually any home is poor. In some cases the air outdoors is better for you than the indoor air. Many individuals think that the air is only bad outside, after all it is full of smog and factory burn off, right? But, what the outdoors has that isn't inside your home is the environment. The trees, the plants even the grass can help to filter dirty air and improve the its quality. Plants restore the natural balance of the air. Unless you have lots of plants indoors, you don't have natural air filters, so the air inside stays polluted.

Bad indoor air quality and the amount of time spent indoors can lead to many health risks, including asthma, bronchitis, allergies and even serious infections. The more time that you spend inside an enclosed location that has no air filtration, the more likely it is that you will develop health risks like these. Each person is different, though. For example, for some children, allergens can kick in rather quickly in a home that has very few pollutants present. In others, it can take years to build up these allergens before there is a problem. Anyone suffering from conditions such as these should seek a doctor's caree, but they should also consider the installation of an air filtration system.

Air filtration can definitely improve the quality of the air in any structure. The system chosen should reflect the needs of that individual based on the pollutants in the air. Measurements can be taken to help determine these levels and from there, the proper equipment can be installed. Filtration systems can be large, encompassing the entire home through ventilation systems (like a furnace or central air), or they can be room systems. It's necessary to look at the size of the units used in comparison to the size of the home. Not all filtration units are able to pull out allergens and some don't work well on biological pollutants.

Indoor air quality will improve with the right filtration system. While air filtration units can be costly, they are often life saving. By removing the particles in the air, they can help you and everyone in your house breathe easier.