Did you know according to the EPA (The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.
So how clean is the air inside your home?
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of air inside and around buildings and structures, in particular how it affects the health and comfort of its occupants.
Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.
How does poor indoor air quality affect our health?
Poor indoor air quality affects our health in a number of ways: It can cause a number of breathing and lung conditions such as asthma, allergies, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It can cause heart conditions such as angina, arrhythmia, heart attack, heart failure, and hypertension.
When it comes to pet allergens a protein found in a pet’s dander or saliva can cause an allergic reaction and pose a threat to a person’s well-being.
Airborne Particles are small substances that are light enough to be carried by air and can penetrate deep into your lungs causing chronic illness such as asthma.
One single dust ball can contain as many as 250,000 house Dust Mites, every one of them provoking allergies and asthma.
Today’s homes are so air tight, concentrations of gases and chemicals from items such as cleaning products can build up to dangerous levels which directly affects our health and well-being.
Mold Spores are a leading cause of sick building syndrome and sick human beings. Mold spores are one of the most underrated threats to personal well-being in the home.
We can maximize our air quality in the home by introducing an air purifier, removing any known pollutants, and ensuring the space is being properly ventilated with fresh air from outside.
Austin air offers a wide range of air purifiers that are specific to your needs. Whether it be for allergies, asthma, and dust, or damp environments and mold, as well as everything in between there is a filter for you.
Austin air purifiers come in 2 sizes, a standard size and a junior size. The standard size effectively cleans 1,500 square feet of space with 8 foot ceilings, and the junior size can handle up to 700 square feet with the same standard ceiling height.
The junior size is a great choice if you are in a very small space and if you would like a lighter machine, however you do get the most benefits from the standard model, you will get more air flow as the standard machines are able to exchange the air in the room more quickly, Filter capacity in the standard units is much larger than in the junior machines, and the standard size machines are on caster wheels which allows you to easily move the machine around the room.