5 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

 

5 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

More than 25 million Americans have asthma. Allergic asthma is the most common type, with over 60 percent of asthma sufferers falling into this category.

Allergic asthma means allergens trigger your asthma symptoms. Any time you come into contact with these allergens, your immune system responds and unleashes a variety of characteristics, including sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, swelling of the airways, headaches, and more.

There are many things that can trigger these reactions: a tree in full bloom, pets, pollutants in the air. These stimulants are everywhere; they can’t be stopped or pushed away. Unfortunately, they don’t stay outside of your school, office, or home either. Instead, they come in through an open window or door, or attached to your shoes and clothing, or even take a ride on your pets. Once inside, they settle down into your flooring, on your furniture, or even in your drapes.

Then every time a window or door opens and a gentle breeze moves through your home, the pollutants move. Turn on your heating or cooling system? Yep, those indoor pollutants move then too. And if you have carpet, it’s even more susceptible to lingering problems.

You can’t just vacuum it away. Most vacuums simply aren’t up for the job. But a Vacuflo central vacuum can make a difference.

Indoor Air Quality

Americans are moving to the cities. It’s not just a US trend. Worldwide, it’s expected that by 2050, almost 70 percent of the world will live in urban locations.

As we move to cities, we spend more of our time indoors. We move from home to the office, and back again, spending the majority of the day and night breathing in air that circulates inside homes and buildings.

According to the EPA, Americans on average spend 90 percent of their time indoors, where pollutants are often as much as five times higher than outdoors.

If air isn’t healthy, it impacts our health. It can contribute to adding or accelerating allergic asthma reactions. Or worse.

Isn’t it time you found a way to make your indoor air the cleanest it can possibly be?

One of the leading ways manufacturers have responded to this growing epidemic is to find ways to clean the air. HEPA filters can help trap indoor pollutants and may help bring relief.

What Is a HEPA Filter?

HEPA—high-efficiency particulate air—is a mechanical air filter that forces air through a fine mesh that helps trap harmful particles. You can find HEPA filters in different places—in air purifiers, in your heating and cooling system, and in your vacuum.

A vacuum with a HEPA filter is designed to trap more dust as the vacuum runs. Instead of releasing dust back through the exhaust as you run the vacuum over your carpet, it traps these particles and holds them in the filter. That means they can’t resettle on your carpet, furniture, or even tabletops, waiting for you to inhale them.

But what sounds good in theory isn’t always the way it is. Just because a vacuum says it uses a HEPA filter doesn’t make it so. A true HEPA filter must be tested and meet certain specifications to be a HEPA filter. If not, every time you operate your vacuum, you’re just moving around the harmful pollutants from room to room.

And you’re still breathing in the harmful particles.

Maybe now is the best time to invest in a Vacuflo central vacuum.

What Makes Vacuflo Central Vacuums Better

When most people think about a vacuum, they consider what you can purchase at a big box store. They consist of a portable vacuum you can lug from room to room, either in a canister or upright form, usually with a bag or a container attached to the vacuum to hold the dirt.

You may think you’re doing a good job with these portable units, especially if you’ve spent a lot of money on it. But no matter how much these units promise in their marketing, you’d be surprised at how much dirt they leave behind.

With a Vacuflo central vacuum, you transport dirt, debris, and other particles through a series of tubes built into the walls of your home. Because the dirt isn’t kept in a canister nearby, it can’t be reintroduced into your environment as you continue to vacuum.

That means a cleaner home for you and your family. Vacuflo central vacuums help improve your air quality in several ways.

  1. Makes vacuuming the floor a snap

How often have you avoided vacuuming up a mess because you didn’t want to take the time to lug out the heavy equipment? With a Vacuflo central vacuum system, it’s no longer a chore. You can install connections throughout your home in convenient areas. Equipment is nothing more than a hose and the right attachment for the job.

  1. Helpful attachments

Vacuflo central vacuums offer you many tools to get the job done the right way the first time you try. Have hardwood? Try the hard surface clean up tool. Have a pet? We have special tools for you. Use a dust and crevice tool to reach even the most difficult corners. And when it comes time to store it all neatly away, we have the tools for that too.

  1. Vacuflo’s base is outside, away from the inside of your home

What makes a Vacuflo central vacuum better than the portable units is where the dirt is stored. No more putting dirt and pollutants back into the air supply by merely pulling out the vacuum bag or container and having it spill.

Vacuflo central vacuums are sized according to the square footage of your home. The power unit is designed to separate the dirt from the airflow without the use of bags or filters. The unit will never lose its power because of a buildup of dirt and debris. How the sucking power works today is how it will work years from now. It will continue to remove 100 percent of the vacuumed dust and allergens from your home, without the use of messy bags or filters that may or may not work.

  1. Filtered Cyclonic power

If you want to step up your filtration process, consider the Vacuflo Filtered Cyclonic power unit. Not only does this system use the same separation process as our original power unit, but it also adds a pleated filter for secondary filtration. This patented dual-filtration process gives you peace of mind that your air supply is the cleanest it could possibly be.

  1. Easy to maintain

Because there aren’t any bags to replace or filters to change out, your Vacuflo central vacuum will be easier to maintain. And instead of replacing your vacuum with a new one every few years, you’ll only need a 20 point service inspection, as offered by companies like Gary’s Vacuflo, every couple of years to ensure your Vacuflo central vacuums lasts for years.

Are you ready to invest in a central vacuum system for your home this year?

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Author: Terri

My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

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