Technically speaking, it’s still summer, but my fall allergies are already acting up. Amazing how just a few weeks of cooler, dryer weather and slightly shorter days bring on beautiful fall colors AND weed pollen and fall allergens. More amazing still is how those allergens get into the air inside my home!
It’s hard to believe, but as Ricotta Heating & Air knows, most of us spend 90% of the day indoors, whether they work in an office or from home. Inside air is sucked into our air conditioning and heating units and circulated through filters into our homes, but by the time it gets breathed in, it is 20 to 70 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Yes, even filtered air can include irritants well beyond pollen, including
- Pet dander
- Mold and fungi
- Bacteria and virus
- Dust and dust mites
- Tobacco and cooking smoke
- Toxins from household products
These contaminants – especially when added to fall’s ragweed and other pollens, directly impact your family’s health. If you’re concerned about the air you breathe, a Ricotta Heating & Air purifier, especially one with a HEPA filter, can be a terrific source of relief.
A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arresting) filter can remove more than 99% of indoor airborne particles that are 0.3 micrometers wide. That’s why Ricotta Heating & Air, the indoor air quality specialist, carries a variety of high efficiency media air cleaners and high-efficiency electronic air cleaners. Many can be retrofitted to accommodate your existing heating and/or air conditioning system. Using an air purifier is a great way to clean and filter the air in your home making the air quality the best for your family’s health, right through the year.
–Lew of the Ricotta Blog Team