The Reason You Will Love Changing Your Home Air Filters
Not exactly the headline you expect to see. How can anyone like this menial task? If you are anything like the average American, when you begin to see the increased collection of dust on your vents, that is your reminder to change your home's air filters. I must confess, I too would be found guilty of this crime against home ownership. However, I am proud to report that I have changed my ways! Thanks to an article published by www.globalhealingcenter.com, I now LOVE changing my home air filters, and here are 3 reasons why:
1. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a TOP 5 health risk.
Countless studies have proven that the quality of air inside your home is anywhere between 2-5 times more polluted than outside! Some people look at that statement and scoff, but let's think for a minute. Where does the air inside your home come from? Luckily, I know some smart people and they were very helpful... It comes from outside! So by the law of logic, the quality of air in your city directly influences the quality of air in your home. Click on "Check My Air Quality" below to find out how your city breathes.
To make matters worse, your home takes the outdoor air and circulates it, all the while, adding in more pollutants such as cooking residue, hair spray, pet dander, dust, and smoke.
2. Indoor air pollutants damage more than respiratory health.
The majority of pollutants we encounter are of the fine particulate variety. These ultra small particles are easily inhaled and can even cross into the bloodstream. An airborne virus such as influenza is an example of this small particle dangerously awaiting to find it's next victim. Even the innocent house hold cat poses a dangerous threat. Their litter contains carcinogenic dust, which when inhaled can cause cancer. Other symptoms include dry eyes, headaches, nasal congestion, and even nausea. More information on dangerous particle found in your home can be found here.
3. Wood smoke slows immune response.
I grew up in home heated by a wood burning furnace. Let me tell you, it could put out some heat! One thing our house never was during the winter, was cold. My dad would have that thing so hot when he went to bed, I came to believe it was his life's goal to make us sweat at midnight in January. What he didn't know was that he was allowing his family to breathe in dangerous amounts of woods smoke particles on a regular basis. New research has shown that prolonged inhalation of wood smoke can limit autoimmune function. Whether you utilize wood burning heat or just enjoy the occasional romantic fireplace, be on guard! Learn more about wood smoke exposure here.
There it is! The truth... the quality of air inside our homes is not only filthy, but dangerous. This my friends, is why I love changing my air filters and so will you. A good air filter can make the difference in your health. My wife and I live in Charlotte, NC, which is not known for it's clean air. She has struggled her whole life with asthma and environmental allergies. To make matters worse, she loves the aura of a crackling fireplace. See our dilemma?
In order to combat this ticking time bomb which was our air quality, we began to use a high efficiency air filter that we changed on a consistent basis. Delivered to our door step every two months are quality home air filters that rid our house of dangerous air. Check out www.timelyfilters.com for more information! Breathe easy, my friends.