Studies have shown that the air in most homes loaded is loaded with pollutants like dust, mold spores, bacteria, chemical vapors from cleaning products and more-and there is a connection between these pollutants and the increase in asthma symptoms we’ve been seeing over the past few years. Buying an deluxe air purifier for every room, however, can be very expensive. Is there a way to reduce asthma symptoms and make sure you’re breathing clean air and wherever you are in your house? Yes, there is. It’s called a whole house air cleaning system.
The best whole house air filtration systems are those that attach directly to your home air conditioner or furnace ducts, and include both HEPA filters and a good amount of activated carbon. The HEPA filter removes particles 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, and the carbon filter removes chemical vapors, gases, and odors, leaving the air coming out of the vents in your whole house clean and free of pollutants. Cleaning the air in your whole house can really make a difference for those with asthma, help them sleep better, and greatly reduce the risk of going into a room or area of the house where the air is not filtered and having an asthma attack. Deluxe whole house air purification systems are usually priced around $1200-1500, which is a lot cheaper than buying a top rated portable air purifier at $600-700 each for 5 or 6 rooms. And with a whole house system, you won’t have to drag an air cleaner from room to room to make sure the air is filtered.
All full home air purification systems are not the same, however, and there are several things to watch out for. First, make sure the unit is from a manufacturer with good ratings, testimonials, and warranties, a company you can trust, such as Aller Air for example. Aller Air is top rated in every category, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory issues. Second, make sure the unit does have a true HEPA filter, not ‘HEPA style’. HEPA style filters do not fully remove particles from the air and it’s often those particles that cause an asthma attack. Third, make sure the air cleaner has an activated carbon filter, with several pounds of quality carbon. Fourth, don’t buy a full house system with electronic pollutant sensors that turn the unit on or off-you want your whole house air purifier working any time the air conditioner is on. There are a lot more vapors and gases in your home than you think, and this type of carbon filtration can easily remove them. Most people notice is a big difference in breathing ability, sleeping comfort and overall reduction in asthma symptoms in as little as 24-48 hours after installing a whole house air cleaner. If you have asthma, do yourself a favor and try a full home air filtration system. It may even reduce trips to the doctor and medication costs.