During National Home Indoor Air Quality & Awareness Month, we challenge every homeowner to take a close look at their home's air quality, and think of ways they can improve it for the health of their families.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
October is National Home Indoor Air Quality & Awareness Month and Air Scrubber Plus® is a revolutionary solution to the problem of poor indoor air quality. Indoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ, refers to the quality of the air within a home.
IAQ is an important, and often overlooked, area of home improvement. But the effects of improved IAQ are immediate for the home's inhabitants, especially for small children and seniors, since poor indoor air quality can damage developing or weakened immune systems. The ActivePure™ technology in Air Scrubber Plus® is proven to reduce contaminants in the air and surfaces of the home.
"Health issues can be exacerbated by poor indoor air quality," said Tom Lozano, Executive Director of Air Scrubber Plus. "Those suffering from asthma and allergies are most at-risk, since breathing low-quality air will make those conditions even worse."
Homeowners need to be concerned with improving their homes indoor air quality for the health and safety of their families. Homeowners should look at their home's use of combustion sources, like oil, gas, wood and tobacco; building materials, like asbestos insulation and new carpet and paint; cleaning products; plug-in/portable humidifiers; outdoor sources, such as pesticides and outdoor air pollution; and poor ventilation.
Getting a handle on the sources of contaminants affecting your home's IAQ is the first step. Here are some tips to improve your home's indoor air quality and the health of your family:
- If you smoke, don't do it inside. The harmful chemicals in cigarettes can hang in the air, affecting your entire family.
- Make sure that you properly clean your home. Ridding your bathrooms and basements of harmful mold and mildew is essential. Use all-natural cleaning products whenever possible to cut down on further contaminating your home's air.
- Repair all standing water issues and keep your home's humidity under 50 percent. Any higher and you risk creating an environment where harmful bacteria, mold and mildew can thrive.
- Properly vent all fuel-burning appliances, like gas stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.
- Don't store chemicals, paints or solvents within the home. Keep them in a garage or shed if at all possible.
- Air-freshening devices may make your air smell nice, but they do so with a mix of chemicals that can be toxic to your family and pets.
A more permanent and effective solution for many homeowners is to install Air Scrubber Plus® in an existing home heating and cooling system. Air Scrubber Plus® is available for purchase through a licensed contractor and installed by a certified HVAC specialist. Air Scrubber Plus effectively cleans the air and reduces up to 99 percent of contaminants on surfaces, like kitchen counters and toilet seats. University studies have shown the Air Scrubber Plus® ActivePure™ technology to significantly reduce dust, allergens, mildew and odor-causing bacteria from the indoor environment.
"During National Home Indoor Air Quality & Awareness Month, we challenge every homeowner to take a close look at their home's air quality, and think of ways they can improve it for the health of their families," said Lozano.
About Air Scrubber Plus
Air Scrubber Plus®, with ActivePure™ technology, cleans, freshens and purifies the air using specialized germicidal UV light waves along with a proprietary catalytic process that creates enviroscrubbing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology is based on a variation of technology originally developed in cooperation with NASA for use in the International Space Station and is recognized as the exclusive Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation in its category. To find more information about the scientific validation, go to http://www.airscrubberplus.com.