What comes to mind when you think of fall? Football? Changing leaves? Pumpkin spice…everything? We can bet air purifiers are one of the last things on your mind.
If you find yourself sniffling this time of year from elevated ragweed levels or mold from those piles of wet leaves, we’re here to help. Let’s see why air purification is crucial in controlling fall allergy symptoms, and in creating a Healthy Home environment.
Where Air Purifiers Make A Difference
- Regions With Wildfires
Are annual wildfires the new normal in the western United States?
- In-Home Pets
Maybe someone in the family gets stuffy every time the cat comes around, or that hypoallergenic dog isn’t as clean as you expected?
- Home Renovations: VOCs And “Off-gassing”
Paint fumes, new carpets, and everyday activities like cooking and cleaning bring harmful substances into your home.
- Indoor Air Pollution
The air inside your home can be more heavily polluted than the outdoors.
- City Living
Trying to guess what that smell is wafting in from the street below
- Home Gyms
You’ve put a lot of money and effort into your home gym. But don’t let it smell like a locker room.
- Fireplace and Stove Heaters
As the temperatures drop and the sound of a crackling fire calls to you, make sure you’re not breathing in smoke and fumes.
- Fall Allergies
- Regions With Wildfires
As we move into fall, many of the areas above will have an impact on the air quality of your home environment. And don’t forget about these factors as you prepare for fall allergens.
Can An Air Purifier Protect Against COVID-19?
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is another area of interest when it comes to air purifiers in the home. Early findings showed that HEPA filters could remove virus-sized particles, but is that enough to make a difference in the safety of the air we’re breathing?
Researchers continue to learn more about how the coronavirus spreads, though questions remain over the exact details. Current research indicates that the virus is spread primarily through respiratory droplets that stay in the air for a short amount of time. This is why social distancing of six feet and the use of masks in public are effective means of stopping the spread of the virus.
However, because these respiratory droplets are filled with saliva, mucus, water, and other bodily fluids, they are larger and much heavier than viral particles. That means they fall out of the air more quickly, which is important to note in relation to air purification.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that air purifiers alone are not enough to remove the risk of contracting COVID-19, but they can be an important piece of an overall strategy to improve the safety of indoor spaces.
Stand Up For Clean Air – Product Giveaway!
And we want you to experience it for yourself.
Aprilaire is proud to support the American Lung Association’s Stand Up For Clean Air initiative, recognizing the 50th anniversary this year of the Clean Air Act, which has helped reduce air pollution across the country.
As part of this initiative, the American Lung Association has launched the #MyCleanAirStory Contest and is giving away:
- 9 Aprilaire Room Air Purifiers with 3-Stage Filtration ($549 value)
- 1 GRAND PRIZE of a Complete Aprilaire Healthy Air System™ plus installation! ($5,000 value!)
To enter for a chance to win, share a photo or video on Twitter or Instagram and explain why you care about clean air, or discuss how climate change is impacting your life. Be sure to use the #MyCleanAirStory hashtag and tag @LungAssociation in your post. Don’t forget to submit your post as well via Lung.org/mycleanairstory.
The deadline for the contest is September 27, 2020. Winners will be announced on October 2, 2020.