Oh, the fresh smell of a Spring day – after the rain falls and the birds are chirping and building their nests. Nearly all of us would agree that this powerfully evocative smell brings a smile to our face.
Did you know that there is a scientific reason for the wonderful smell of fresh air after a rain? Scientists at MIT studied the phenomenon and determined that rain droplets can actually clean the atmosphere by attracting particles as they fall.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to experience this same clean air inside your house? With a good quality air purifier, you can reap these benefits inside your house too. Not only will you feel invigorated by using an air purifier, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re also preventing allergies, removing germs and bad odors, reducing stress, and even fighting asthma. The list goes on as the health benefits of an air purifier are astounding. Let’s check a few of them out:
If you are a veteran sneezer, you know there is nothing worse than an allergy attack. You very quickly become sick and tired of itchy, watery eyes and you long for a cleaner atmosphere. By using an air purifier, you can remove allergens and pollutants from your home – the kind that interrupt your day by inducing an allergy attack. Bad allergy sufferers will want to look for a purifier with a HEPA filter which is designed to remove even the smallest particles from the air. In fact, HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and a true HEPA filter should remove 99.97% off all particulates that are 0.3 microns or larger.
Feeling happy and well-rested is a fantastic way to reduce stress. Stress is one of the most detrimental aspects of life and it can keep us from accomplishing our daily goals. Improving air quality in your home – where you likely spend most your waking hours – will reduce your stress knowing that you are keeping yourself and your family healthy. Improving your indoor air quality means one less thing you need to worry about. You will be busy tackling your to-do list in no time!
Dust mites can be a major problem – especially for allergy sufferers. Luckily, they are one organism that can be reduced by using an air purifier. Dust mites are a very tiny, microscopic relative of the spider and they live on bedding, mattresses, furniture, carpets, and all other fabrics in your home. By keeping your air clean, and your surfaces clear of dust, you can drastically reduce dust mites and their allergy-inducing droppings in your home. Along with cleaning your air, be sure to change your bed linens and vacuum your carpets often as these are places that dust mites love to live.
Prevents Flu and Cold
Along with removing other small particles in your air, an air purifier can also remove harmful airborne germs such as cold and flu viruses. Your air purifier can filter the stagnant air in your home and make it harder for germs, bacteria, and other harmful organisms to live. Did you know that the flu virus can spread to people up to 6 feet away and that some viruses can remain suspended in the air for hours before landing? Get that air moving! And again, remember that an air purifier that uses a HEPA filter will work wonders towards keeping your indoor air clean.
After reading the above ways in which an air purifier can benefit the air in your home, and knowing that there are many more examples beyond what we mentioned, it only goes to say that fresh air can improve your sleep. Your home will be cleared of many of the dirty organisms and particulates in the air which will reduce stress and in turn improve your sleep. Who doesn’t sleep better on a clean bed, with fresh bedsheets, knowing that their family is breathing fresh air?
You can now see how amazing an air purifier can be in improving the fresh air in your home and subsequently your health. And, as an added bonus, improving the air quality in your home will also reduce medical costs and save you money! No more frequent trips to the drug store for allergy medicine or to the doctor for a flu or cold check. Just a stress-free and happy life as you enjoy the fresh air in your home.