In today’s world, pollution, allergens and other similar issues are a hazard—and unfortunately, a part of everyday life. What’s worse than outdoor pollution? Indoor pollution that wreaks its havoc invisibly, day in and day out causing a world of unwanted health issues from sinus congestion to a runny nose, and even full-fledged colds. In fact, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Thankfully, though Aprilaire and Aprilaire Filters is one of the top brands on the market dedicated to keeping our air clean, minimizing the indoor pollution that we intake on a regular basis.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we are often unaware that we are polluting our living space by doing the simplest things—lighting a candle, cleaning the sink or freshening up our rooms with new paint, for example. Most light candles regularly and complete these actions on a regular basis, polluting our indoor air and trapping it for good, especially during the winter months when ventilation is hard to come by. Indoor pollution is much worse during the winter because we spend more time inside hibernating from the frigid outdoors. Luckily, though, the indoor air we breathe can be controlled somewhat—we can take control and filter out the bad, in order for us to breathe in the good.
Aprilaire is a company that is dedicating to protecting the health and comfort of those we love most, which is why they have created solutions that guarantee to minimize the many problems that all of us have inside our home such as:
- Airborne pollutants – dust, dust mites, pet hair, dander, pollen, particulates from clothing and furniture.
- Biological contaminants – bacteria, viruses, mold spores, mildew.
- Odors and vapors – tobacco smoke, cooking grease
The first step in minimizing the issues above is to purchase an Aprilaire portable or whole house purifier. It is also advisable to open the windows of your home from time to time—when weather permits—to provide some ventilation. If you have pets you should bathe them regularly and keep pet beds away from vents. You should change your furnace filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation and keep the humidity of your home between 30 and 60 percent. If you have bathroom, kitchen or other exhaust fans it is also important that they vent to the outside.
You might also want to consider using green cleaning products as traditional cleaning products use harsh chemicals—chemicals that can make you dizzy or even give you a sore throat, among other ailments. Vinegar and baking powder are cheap and healthier alternatives. Replacing your vinyl shower liner with a nylon or cotton liner is highly recommended as well, as vinyl has been proven to release pollutants, and lastly, be sure to wash your bedding weekly and use allergen-proof mattress and pillow covers to starve those nasty dust mites.
While the actions above might seem like a lot, they will help reduce the indoor pollution of your home. Aprilaire filters and all Aprilaire products are the perfect solution for any season. Regardless of whether your home is an old construction or new, showing damage because of too dry or too humid conditions, the company has a wide variety of products that are designed to provide you with the best indoor air possible. There’s no reason to wait until the summer or next winter, investing in an Aprilaire unit to add onto your existing heating and air conditioning system is a great step for you and your loved ones. If you’re unsure of what Aprilaire product to choose from, don’t hesitate to speak with someone here at Westside Wholesale. We are here to answer any questions or concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.