According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from allergies. There are 3 elements in your home:
Element #1: Allergens and Particulates: dirt, dust, pollen, mold, fungi, tobacco and/or wood smoke, dust mites, pet allergens, insect debris, etc.
Health Effects: Nose and throat irritation, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, cough and wheezing, and asthma flares.
Element #2: Infectious Agents: germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Health Effects: sinusitis, upper respiratory infections, throat and ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia.
Element #3: Toxic Compounds: toxic gases, odors, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, methylene chloride, nitrogen dioxide, pesticides, toluene and benzene, toxic mold.
Health Effects: memory lapse, mild depression, lung dysfunction, blurred vision, headaches, lethargy.
What can I do in my home to help with my allergies? Did you know that clean air in your home is determined by the efficiency of a filter or an air cleaner? Filters have an efficiency rating called MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). MERV ratings are used to rate the ability of a filter to remove particles from the air as they pass through the filter. The higher the MERV rating the cleaner the air.
Store bought filters are typically MERV 1-4 removing airborne particles at less than 1%. You can get up to 4% airborne particles removed with a MERV 5-12 filter system. However, if you install a MicroPower Guard (MERV 13-16), it will capture 97% of the airborne pollutants.
If you want your whole house to have clean air from the Elements 1-3, add the MicroPower Guard to your system as well as a OxyQuantum LED. These two items will not only remove the airborne particles at 97%, but will also remove the toxic gases, odors, and will reduce airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses for healthier air.
If you add a PureSept HEPA to scrub the air, your home will have hospital-like quality air. These 3 items: MicroPower Guard, OxyQuantum LED, and PureSept HEPA will remove 99.97% of airborne particles plus remove toxins and scrub the air.
How many airborne elements do you want to get out of your home? For more information, check out One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning’s website.