Air pollutants in your home can lead to health problems such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. With increased consumer awareness about the health issues associated with poor home indoor air quality, demand for home air filtration products is strong, and continues to grow.
Indoor air pollutants can affect us all, especially those homebound with serious illnesses, very young children, the elderly and the 60 to 70 million people in North America who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. Airborne pollutants found in can trigger a wide range of respiratory diseases including:
- Allergies and sinus reactions
- Painful headaches
- Persistent coughing, sneezing and wheezing
- Recurring cold and flu-type symptoms
- Chronic asthma
- Chronic fatigue
Sure, allergy medications can treat the symptoms, but physicians also recommend "allergen avoidance"—taking measures to reduce or eliminate exposure to the source of the problem. For example, if a person is allergic to shellfish, but eats them anyway, medical treatment may alleviate the reaction. However, it makes a lot more sense to avoid eating them in the first place. In the same light, avoidance of airborne allergens can reduce the threat to our health and well-being.
Upgrade Your Air Filter
For your family’s health
Most heating and cooling systems still use a basic air filter. These filters were originally designed to protect the equipment and not the people served by the equipment. The average air filter is only capable of removing 3–5% of the particles that pass through it. Today, however, there are several types of permanent air filters available in various efficiencies that can help you filter the air in your home. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever or other breathing difficulties, there is an air filter that can help you.