Indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 environmental risks to individuals’ health.
Indoor air is rated by EPA to be at least 50 times more polluted than the air outdoors. These pollutants cause sore and tired eyes, burning of throat and nose, fatigue and a very common health problem are headaches. If you stay indoors a whole day you will easily experience headaches. Some other pollutants can trigger or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses like asthma, cancer, heart disease, and other long-term diseases.
What is a whole-home air cleaner and what does it do?
Greenleaf Mechanical offers Aprilaire Whole-Home air cleaners to help bring these pollutants to a minimum in your Chicago home. Aprilare air cleaners are the most efficient air cleaners in the industry. Aprilaire air cleaners help keep your air clean of pollutants and help you breathe the cleanest air available in a home-very important to those suffering of allergies and asthma and for those that want their family to breathe the cleanest air possible for their family. An Aprilaire Air Cleaner will get rid of pet dander, dust mites, dust, smoke, viruses, mold spores, pollen, bacteria, and many more. Chicago area gets saturated with pollen during spring time.
How does it actually work?
Aprilaire Whole-Home air cleaners are installed in conjunction with your ductwork and furnace. They are tucked out of the way, so they won’t take any more room than your existing setup. Air cleaners run every time the furnace is started, either in heating or cooling mode. If you’d like to filter the air continuously, you can set the Fan option on your thermostat to ON and it will work continuously to filter the home clean.
Why do you need a whole-home air cleaner?
Here are some useful facts to keep in mind:
-Every individual breathes close to 3500 gallons of air. Children inhale more pollutants for their size in comparison to adolescents and adults.
-Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory illnesses. Asthma is a good example directly related to polluted air.
-31 million Americans are diagnosed with asthma and about a third of all are children.
-An individual sheds up to 700.000 skin flakes per day.
-An estimated 10% to 15% of the population is allergic to animals. Pet dander plays a major role in this.
-About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergy, can live in one ounce of dust.
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