May 19

Two Ways to Make Sure the Indoor Air Remains Fresh and Unpolluted

We all need to breathe air to stay alive, only if the air is fresh and unpolluted. Bad or polluted air can create all sorts of health related issues. But fresh air is a rare commodity these days, so how can we make sure that the air we are breathing is not polluted or safe to breathe.

Following are the two ways to make sure that the indoor air remains fresh and unpolluted at all times.

  1. Use Air Purifiers

    Use Air PurifiersThere are so many things in the indoor air, which can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Things like pollens, dust, lead, smoke, chemicals, odor, and mold spores can spark allergic reactions in infants and young children. Air purifiers use mechanical filtration, electrostatic precipitation, ion generation or combination of two or more of these techniques to remove dust, debris, and various pollutants from the air and purify it. Some of the modern air purifiers also contain activated charcoal; such air purifiers can even remove gaseous pollutants from the air.

    There are plenty of different types and models of air purifiers readily available in the market, like carbon filter purifiers, ionizers, UV Purifiers and HEPA Filters. The type of air purifier that you need to purchase depends on the size of your room or home and how powerful a unit you need and off course on your budget.

  2. Use Dehumidifiers

    Since the inside air is polluted with so many different allergens and pollutants, removing them from the air by using air purifiers alone is not going to cut it. You also need to make sure to take care of the source if you want to permanently sort out this problem. One way of doing it is by brining the inside humidity levels to optimal levels. Most of the germs, bacteria, pollens and mold spores flourish on humid conditions. Dehumidifiers use air conditioner technology and can help you bring the inside humidity levels to the desired range, where these allergens will not be able to grow and flourish.

Depending on the type of technology/mechanism used, dehumifier can be classified into the following major categories:
– Heat Pump Dehumidifiers
– Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifiers
– Dehumidifying Ventilators
– Homemade Dehumidifiers
While using dehumidifiers make sure to close the windows and doors to avoid more moisture and pollutants from coming in.

Sources:
Plenty Air
National Institutes of Health Sciences

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