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Air Purifier Department
Indoor air pollution occurs in virtually all buildings and homes. As Hunter has developed a line of affordable "Whisper Quiet" QuietFlo™ Air Purifiers. They offer a programmable Hepa Air Cleaner that allows you to set when and how long it will operate. The Hunter® QuietFlo™ has a digital filter change reminder and is effective at capturing 99.97% airborne particles. The popular slimline styling allows their air cleaners to be placed flush against a wall or in the corner.
If you are on a budget, look to the value priced Hunter HEPAtech® Air Purifiers.
Studies show that the air inside of your home contains 2 - 5 times more harmful substances than the air outside. Breathing such contaminants will contribute to such health problems as allergies, asthma, bronchitis, migraine headaches, lung disorders etc... By cleaning the air you breathe, using an air purifier, you can effectivly remove contaminants from the air before they enter your lungs.
HEPA filtration technology was originally developed by the US Atomic Energy Commission to filter our radioactive "dust" and materials from the air. Unlike many airpurifiers, once particles are "captured" by a HEPA air purifier, they are not released back into the air. HEPA air purifiers will not lose their efficiency over time, but do run the risk of clogging.
Choosing an air purifier that utilizes a pre-filter, such as a Hunter HEPAtech or IQ Air Healthpro is highly recommended. A pre-filter removes larger particles (1 micron and larger) before they reach the HEPA filter, ultimately extending the life of the purifier. Most HEPA filters will last up to 2-5 years under normal conditions.
IQ Air makes the most effective and efficient air purifiers on the market. The Healthpro and Healthpro Plus HEPA air purifiers have some of the only filters that meet stringent standards set by the Swiss Government. IQ Air has assessed the difficult situation of clearing the air of volatile gases and cigarette smoke. Their line of industrial strength air cleaner purifiers is worth every penny for the purest air possible.
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Allergies and Air Purifiers
Placing air purifiers in key areas of your house is essential to staving off alleric reactions. Your bedroom is a major key area. It is not uncommon for allergy sufferers experience attacks in the middle of the night. This is because your respiratory system relaxes during sleep. Because of this relaxation, you become more susspetable to allergic attacks, and they also become more traumatic. It is recommended to keeo an air purifier running in your bedroom 24 hours a day with the door closed. In order to survive the daytime during allergy season, you need to sleep in the cleanest environment possible.
Placing air ppurifiers in other areas your family spend a lot of time in is the next step. Make certain you obtain an air purifier that is large enough to cover the space, and be sure to get the right kind of air purifier. For instance, if you like to grill indoors regularly, it is best you purchase an air purifier for your kitchen that will absorb chemicals.
How do I choose the right Air Purifier for me? Well, it certainly helps to know what casues your allergic reactions. The majority of allergy doctors recommend HEPA allergy air purifiers. HEPA means High Energy Particulate Arresting. In lamens terms, that means it sucks up the particles flying around in the air. The best HEPA Air Purifiers have 5-10 year warranties on the machines themselves. HEPA filters have to be changed. Take notice when discarding one. You’ll be thankful you didn’t breathe it in!
Other types of allergy air purifiers use ionization or electro-static technology to attract the particals. While these can be helpful the HEPA air purifier is hands down the best way get the majority of pollutants and toxins out of your air. Stay away from air purifiers that use on ozone generation technology. Consumer Reports says "ozone generators should not be where people are." These air purifiers are fine for industry, but not for people.
It is also enormously helpful if air purifiers you choose have enough activated carbon to absorb gases and odors. Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), paint fumes, formaldehyde outgassing, ozone etc. can be absorbed along with particulates such as pollen.
Purchase high quality air purifiers to clean your home and mark your calendar so you remember to change the filters. Some air purifiers will have an indicator light to remind you when a filter needs to be changed, but not all of them do. The main thing is to change them on time, every time!
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Pets and Air Purifiers
Various problems can arise when keeping pets. These problems fluctuate drastically depending on the type of pet, quantity of pets, and where the pets are allowed in your home. Air Purifiers make it possible to avoid the horrible decision - do I live with the symptoms or give up my pet? Here is a handy guide for choosing the right Air Purifier for your pet allergy diffusion.
Room Air Purifiers and Cats
An enormous amout of cat lovers are allergic to their pets. Until recent scientific proof was published, we all thought it was the fur that caused the reaction. It is in fact cat’s saliva which contains an allergen that sticks to the fur when your cat cleans itself. When the saliva dries, it forms a fine dust which is released through the air when the fur is disturbed.
Cat lovers will experience symptoms that are similar hay-fever: itchy eyes, runny noses, skin rashes etc. These symtoms are a result of excessive histamine in your body. The best defense is to keep a room air purifier running in the room where your cat spends most of its time. If at all possible try to keep your cat out of the bedroom. If you cannot, definitly run a home air purifier in there as well. To combat Cat Allergies your air purifier must be able to absorb both fine dust and fur in large quantities. IQ Air Purifiers are recommended for this purpose.
Additional points of attack include washing your bedclothes, rugs, and other room fabrics often. Buy litter that isn’t full of dust. You could also try wearing surgical mask and comb your cat outdoors once a week
Home Air Purifiers and Birds
Bird feathers interlock with tiny barbs. Each time a bird moves their feathers rub against each other producing a super fine dust. The bigger your bird is, the more dust it produces. Bird urine and feces can also contain allergens that turn into dust when they dry and become airborne. When in the wild, wind and rain help keep birds clean. Unfortunately when living in a cage, both people and the birds are affected by the allergenic dust.
When allergic to birds it is necessary to obtain an air purifier that will absorb large quantities of super fine dust. IQAir is your best best. If odor is what bothers you, look for an Air Purifier that combats odors.
Air Purifiers and Dogs
A dogs saliva or urine may contain pesky allergens. Room air purifiers in major living areas will reduce these airborne pollutants.Again,keeping your pet out of your bedroom is always a good idea. If this is not possible, a home air purifier in the bedroom 24 hours a day is helpful, particularly if you run it on high an hour before bedtime. Bedding should be washed weekly. Combing your dog outside and bathing frequently will also help. The IQAir room air purifiers for dog dander are top notch. Room air purifiers with odor filters will remove both the particulate and the odors associated with family pets.
Other Furry Critters
Small furry rodents such as guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters etc. must also groom themselves. When the saliva dries it flakes off. Becasue these animals are in small cages they frequently come into contact with their own urine. When their urin dries it bocomes airboren and can contain more irritating allergens than the saliva. Be sure to wash your hands after handling such creatures. Otherwise, you will transfer the dried saliva to their eyes, noses, mouths, and skin. The dried urine or saliva can result in sneezing and itchy eyes or skin. When airborne, these particles are easily breathed in. A small room air purifier near the cage will produce the clean air you need to breathe.
HEPA room air purifiers running 24/7 in key living areas of your home and bedroom will remove a large amount of the allergens contained in dried saliva, urine, fur and skin. Clean air is the the key to living with pets. A home air purifier is the best way to acheive it!
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Asthma and Air Purifiers
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and air passageways making it difficult to breathe. Air purifiers can help. There are many airborne particles that can trigger an astma attack. Seasonal allergies are also common triggers for an attack. The good news is that an air purifier can remove the majority of these contamenents from your home. In fact, air purifiers have proven to be the most effective defense against toxins; removing 99.7% of all particles found in indoor air. Because chemical fumes, tobacco smoke and dust can be absorbed into the filter of an air purifier the probability of an asthma attack is dramatically reduced.
Air purifiers using the HEPA filtration system improve on the 99.7% average by capturing particles as small as .03 microns. Particles of this size include pollen and dust which happen to be two of the main asthma triggers. A room with out an air purifier has toxic paticles constantly circulating throughout the room, waiting to be breathed in...waiting to trigger an attack. By eliminating particles in the air that trigger attacks, air purifiers are helping people with asthma to cope with their daily lives.
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