Air quality is important to our health. No question. Of course, many of us have concerns about outdoor air pollution which has natural and artificial origins. It’s both car exhaust and pollen. It’s soot from factories and naturally-occurring radon gas too. Whatever the source, outside air pollution causes allergy symptoms and sometimes even severe respiratory problems. What we may not think of as often, however, is the air quality inside the home. There are things we can do every day to improve indoor air quality such as using HEPA filter vacuums and cleaning air with devices such as the Dyson HP04 purifying heater and fan.
Many of us are allergic to pet dander and dust, but other things in the home affect our health too. Molds, viruses, and bacteria in the home travel from room to room. This includes viruses that remain airborne for hours before we breathe them into our lungs. They also land on hard surfaces where they transfer from our hands to our mouth and nose. Read on for more information on allergies and how to get cleaner indoor air. But first, here’s why indoor air quality is important.
Allergy Symptoms: What to Look For
Allergies occur when our immune system detects a foreign substance in our bodies. Tiny particles such as dust, pet dander, and pollen trigger allergic reactions.
Allergy symptoms include:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Coughing and sneezing
- Shortness of breath
- Headache and fatigue
- Fever and nausea
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Rashes and hives
Allergens can also trigger asthma attacks. If you or anyone in your household experiences these symptoms while at home, allergens are the likely cause. The good news is there are simple everyday things you can do to reduce the number of allergens in the home and improve indoor air quality. As well, products exist to remove allergens from the air and provide a steady flow of clean air.
Simple Things to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Taking shoes off before entering the home reduces the level of outside allergens brought indoors. Allowing fresh air into the home improves air quality. Washing bedding more often and vacuuming rugs and carpeting with a HEPA filter vacuum—these things improve air quality too. If pet dander is an issue, make sure household pets get regular baths. Doing these routine household chores reduces the number of indoor air pollutants.
Additional steps include changing HVACs filters every 30 to 90 days and switching to non-toxic cleaning products to limit the amount of volatile organic compounds released into the air. VOCs are chemicals found in household cleaners and home furnishings. If you suspect an issue with mold, bacteria, or fungus, use a DIY test kit and find out for sure and use air purifier fans to clean air inside rooms.
Dyson HP04 Air Purifier Fan
Air cleaning devices provide tremendous benefits for indoor air quality. For example, the Dyson HP04 is an air purifier, heater, and fan. It uses smart technology to provide real-time air quality readings as it detects ultrafine particles such as allergens and VOCs. And it generates heat or cool air, but also has a backward airflow mode to push a steady stream of unheated/uncooled clean air around the room.
Dyson HP04 Smart Technology
Air Multiplier™ technology produces over 77 gallons of airflow every second. The fan features ten speed settings that oscillate up to 350 degrees so it moves clean air around the entire room—much more effective than your typical air purifier. It uses HEPA filters to capture 99.97 percent of allergens and pollutants so your home is healthier. Dyson is known for its brilliant engineering but also great product design. The Dyson HP04 is no expectation. This air purifier fan is attractive as it is effective in capturing allergens as tiny as 0.3 microns.
The Dyson HP04 also provides real-time reports on air quality levels so you can stay on top of IAQ in the home through your smartphone. Use the Dyson link app to control the device remotely and check on air quality readings. The device is also Alexa- and Siri-enabled so you can use voice control to turn the device on and off.
Get Cleaner Inside Air Today
Use the Dyson HP04 in your living room, bedroom, or any room of the house. They’re great for reception rooms, waiting areas, and offices too. Get cleaner air at home or work today. Call us at 727-572-4550.