Poor air quality in your home or office comes with a laundry list of consequences. Dry scratchy throats, sinus problems, allergies, trouble sleeping – the list goes on and on. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to improve air quality in your home. With these four gadgets, from Air Innovations, you can clean your air, create a healthier environment and breathe easier!
1. Air Purifiers
Not surprisingly, the main function of an air purifier is to clean the air in your home. Most purifiers are compact and portable and help remove smoke, dust, pollen, cooking odors and other airborne pollutants. You can easily transport a compact air purifier from room to room. Simply set the unit on a floor or table, plug it in, then wait for it to work its magic.
A compact air purifier helps neutralize odors and remove pollutants and allergens in the air giving you cleaner, healthier air to breathe in return. Although it isn’t possible to remove all allergens, purifiers do a good job of improving the air quality in your home. Look for an air purifier that includes a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to help capture small particles that would otherwise be circulating in your air.
A humidifier doesn’t completely purify your air, but they do make breathing easier. People with constantly scratchy throats, dry eyes and allergies could benefit from a cool mist humidifier. The main function of a humidifier is to add moisture to the air you breathe, while also helping to remove some of the impurities. In doing this, humidifiers make the air in your home cleaner and easier to breathe.
Humidifiers come in many models, from compact travel size units, to large units that run for up to 90 hours. Impeller humidifiers use a rotating disc to make a mist, but they tend to make a lot of noise. Ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers are a quieter option - instead of using a disc to produce mist, they use ultrasonic waves. Other options include steam vaporizers and evaporative humidifiers - each type has its own merits.
One issue with humidifiers can be bacterial build-up in the water. But some humidifiers come with protection against that. Look for a unit with a permanent ceramic filter, which never has to be replaced, to help trap impurities in your water. A unit made of antimicrobial plastic limits bacterial growth and keeps your system as clean as possible. For optimal safety and convenience, choose a model that has features like a remote control, timer and safety shut offs.
3. Swirl Cool Fans
A fan doesn’t only cool down your home – it will also improve the air quality. Indoor fans circulate the air throughout a room helping to prevent stagnant air. Fans can also improve the ventilation in your home – one surefire way to make the air quality better. When you strategically place a fan, it can push contaminants out of your home.
Fans come in all shapes and sizes. When you look for one, you should consider the size of your room, the placement of your cooling fans, and your basic needs. If ventilation is your main concern, consider the amount of air flow the fan produces. Some fans, such as Air Innovations Swirl Cool Fan, provide better airflow direction than others.
4. Aromatherapy Diffusers
You’ve probably read about some of the health benefits of aromatherapy. But did you also know that aromatherapy can be used to improve air quality? Some aromatherapy diffusers are equipped with features that help purify the air while they release your choice of essential oils.
Not all diffusers are made for better air quality - you should look for one that acts as a purifier or humidifier. Some of them spray a cooling mist as they work. This feature has the same effect as a humidifier, but also offers the added benefit of aromatherapy.
Use the diffuser with your favorite essential oil such as lemon, rosemary or sandalwood. Combining the power of scented oils or essential oils with a humidifier in one gadget is a great way to make a big change in your air quality at home. Air Innovations offers a Fragrance Oil 4-Pack that includes scented oils to energize, invigorate, refresh and relax while using any of their ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers.
Making a Difference in Your Air Quality
No single gadget is enough to remove all the toxins and pollutants from your home, but there are a few things you can also do to improve the air. To get rid of dust mites, and other small airborne particles, use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. Another great tip is to place floor mats in front of all exterior doors to help limit the amount of mud, dirt and other contaminants that gets tracked into your house.
When you combine our handy tips, with any or all of these gadgets, you can make a major improvement in your air quality. Using air purifiers, humidifiers, fans, or aromatherapy diffusers can make a big difference in that air you breathe!