The Top Five Benefits of Air Purifiers

Did you know that the average Canadian spends about 90% of their time indoors and that the EPA estimates indoor air can be 2-5 times dirtier than outdoor air? Don’t you want your home to be as clean and healthy as possible? Installing an air purifier can help you achieve this!

How do indoor air purifiers work?

Air purifiers pull the dirty air in your home through a series of filters that remove airborne particles like dust and bacteria. They then circulate the purified air back into the rooms in your home. This process repeats itself several times an hour, keeping your living space clean, healthy and comfortable.

If you don’t think an air purifier is a right choice for your home here are five reasons to reconsider:

1. Ensures your family is breathing clean air

The first benefit of an air purifier is that it improves the overall cleanliness of your indoor air by removing contaminants. With estimations of indoor air being 2-5 times dirtier than outdoor air (and sometimes up to 100% dirtier), a good air purifier ensures your breathing cleaner and healthier air.

2. Less pet mess

You may love your pet, but your furry friend releases pet dander, fur, and other airborne allergens into the air in your home—not to mention the smells! Whether you are allergic to pet dander or simply tired of dealing with tons of hair and persistent pet odors, an air purifier can help.

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3. Removes 99% of airborne bacteria

Fact: air purifiers remove up to 99% of airborne bacteria! Small airborne particles like pollen and mold spores float in the air, and can cause you and your family to get sick. By cycling the air in the room, an air purifier helps remove these airborne pollutants. This keeps everyone healthy!

4. Removes odours

By trapping airborne particles air purifiers also help control household odors. That means they can help make your home smell fresher faster after cooking foods or smoking tobacco—before they end up in your upholstery!

5. Limits seasonal allergies

Are any of your family members seasonal allergy sufferers? It’s extremely important for them to have an environment where they can be safe from the many types of pollens and molds that may trigger symptoms. An air purifier can deliver this safe and clean environment.

At Afterglow, we offer top-quality air purifiers. If you’re interested in purchasing an air purifier or learning more about their benefits, give us a call! 519-747-7732.

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3 Ways To Reduce Allergens And Improve Air Quality In Your Home

Allergy sufferers rejoice!

Spring has sprung! That means warm weather, fresh cut grass and bright flowers in bloom. It also means sneezing and sniffling for seasonal allergy sufferers.

But allergens aren’t just outside, they also find there way indoors — wreaking havoc on your home’s air quality and your health.

Did you know on average, indoor air is five times more polluted than the air outside? Yikes! Fortunately, there are solutions available that work to reduce pollutant levels in your home and improve its air quality. Below are three tips to help your entire household fight off allergens this spring:

UV Light1. Install a UV light in your HVAC system

Installing a ultra-violet light in your home’s HVAC system is an excellent way to improve both airflow and filtration! These lights are extremely effective at killing microscopic mold spores that flow through the system from outdoor sources. In addition, UV lights diminish germs and bacteria in the ductwork, reducing the allergens in your home.

2. Steam clean your carpets  VACCUUM

Scheduling a carpet cleaner to steam your carpets will help rid your home of any allergens that may have accumulated over the winter; and, as an added bonus your carpets will look fresh and new! Not sure who to call? Waterloo Region has lots of local carpet cleaners, including NuClean Steam Clean, AAA Steam Carpet Cleaning and more.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 2.47.06 PM3. Natural ways to reduce allergy symptoms

Using a natural remedy to rinse your sinuses can help reduce allergy symptoms. Most health food stores carry “Neti-pots”, which are used to rinse sinuses, and look like tiny teapots! Plus, our General Manager says that they “really work!”

Remember to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment, by giving us a call (519-747-7732) or sending us an email our Office Administrator, Brigitte Toutant.

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