Did you know you likely spend 90% of your days indoors, breathing in 4750 gallons of air each day? That air is usually 20 to 70 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Wow! No wonder so many of us suffer from allergies and asthma!
Airborne contaminants can include:
- Mold and fungi
- Bacteria and virus
- Dust and dust mites
Others are self-contributed, such as:
- Tobacco and Cooking smoke
- Pet dander
- Toxins from carpets, glues, paint, varnishes, and more
- Household cleaners and air fresheners
I don’t need to tell you these contaminants adversely affect indoor air quality — which directly affects your health and comfort. If you’re concerned about the air you breathe, air purifiers, especially those with HEPA filters, can be a terrific source of relief. According to Wellness.com,
“A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arresting) filter can remove more than 99% of indoor airborne particles that are 0.3 micrometers wide. This includes … pet dander, pollens, smoke, and many other contaminants.”
Amana makes a variety of high-efficiency media air cleaners and high-efficiency electronic air cleaners. Many can be retrofit to accommodate your existing heating and/or air conditioning system. And all of them can be found at Ricotta Heating and Air Conditioning.
So, whether you have a pet, live in Pevely or Afton or someplace else in the St. Louis metropolitan area, using an air purifier is a great way to clean and filter the air in your home making the air quality the best it can be for everyone who breathes. Let Ricotta help recommend an air purifier that’s right for all the 2-footed and 4-footed ‘breathers’ in your home.
–Lew of the Ricotta Blog Team