We’ve written about air filtration in the past, in posts with topics ranging from buying the right filter and how dust could be killing you, all the way to a how to post on how to clean air filters and keep up with air filter maintenance in general. But when it comes to something as vital as the very air you breathe within your home, where you spend the majority of your time, it’s an issue which merits consistent attention.
Today’s post is focused specifically on addressing dust-related and other air related allergies in your home. Whether you know it or not, the air you breathe has a significant impact on your overall well-being, even if you don’t have a specific dust-related allergy. Breathing in too much dust is a bad idea for anyone. So continue reading for some simple tips that could make a huge difference in the overall quality of the air you breathe on a daily basis.
Go With A HEPA Filter
Air filters for allergies are a thing, and that thing is called a “High Energy Particulate Air Filter” or a HEPA filter, for short. These air filters are much more effective in blocking smaller air particles, which has the net effect of cleaner air in your home. HEPA filters are designed from concentrated layers of glass fiber, rather than the traditional paper filter. HEPA filters have the advantage of not only trapping the vast majority of dust, but pollen and smoke particles as well.
Get A HEPA Air Filter On Your Vacuum
Most people know that HEPA air filters exist and that they are a great choice for people who want an extra layer between them and the outside world of air pollution. However, most people don’t realize that you can control the dust in your home by using a HEPA air filter on your vacuum cleaner. And while we should also state the obvious that vacuuming at least twice per week is one of the best ways you can keep your home’s air quality high, using a HEPA air filter on your vacuum only improves this.
Dust Prior To Vacuuming
While we are on the topic of vacuuming, here is a quick little tip for you. Dust your appliances and major surfaces prior to vacuuming your carpet, because dust settles on the floor. Easy and simple, right?
Other Quick Tips
- Use an allergy-proof mattress cover on all of your beds.
- Vacuum under your bed.
- Dust the hard-to-reach areas. Think of it as a good stretching exercise!
- Don’t let your pets sleep with you. They won’t resent you for it…much. But the dander is just not worth it.
- Don’t smoke indoors, in case you needed that in writing.
- Don’t store chemicals, pesticides, glue, or solvents near where you spend a good amount of time. Use the garage, shed, or laundry room.
- Open windows in rooms with a few electronic appliances (so basically, every room). The heat the appliances generate can react with adhesives in the appliances which results in the release of toxic chemicals, which are bad.
- Be conservative about the amount of candles and wood burning you do in your home. And if you do it, be sure to open some windows afterwards to get some air flow.
Since 1976, we at Brookaire have been called the clean air specialists. Whether you are shopping for the best HEPA filter for home use, or are so new to the game that you type in something like “air filter HEPA” into the search bar, you’ve come to the right place in Brookaire. With our affordable pricing, knowledgeable and friendly staff who are dedicated to earning your long-term trust, and high-quality air filtration systems (and more), going with Brookaire makes sense. Shop our coil cleaners, oil filters, janitorial cleaning supplies, belts, and even capacitors and contactors. We’ve got a broad selection of HVAC supplies online. Feel free to browse away, and keep in mind that we ship all across the country.
If you are in the New Jersey metro area or are looking for HVAC supplies and service in the greater New York City region, get in touch with us today. We would love to earn your business and get you breathing cleanly!