The new year is always a time for resolutions and new beginnings, so as you start working toward your 2017 goals, you may want to consider adding a new resolution to the list: keeping a cleaner home.
It may sound obvious, but the truth is, there are some things that can’t be cleaned with a mop and some disinfectant. In fact, even those tried and true methods could be having negative affects on our health.
As the weather remains cool in most of the U.S. and many of us find ourselves inside to escape dropping temperatures, we may also be surrounded by stale air and allergens such as dust mites, pet dander and mold. And while you can lessen the effects of these allergens with traditional cleaning methods, sometimes you may want to bring in more heavy duty cleaning power, like an air purifier, to prevent allergens from staying trapped in your home.
Air purifiers with true HEPA filters are able to catch 99.97 percent of particles, including common allergens, that are 0.3 microns in size. Those stats are significantly better than devices with other filters, that may be able to freshen, but not truly clean your air. With the right air purifier to do the tough cleaning for you, you might find you’re suffering from fewer sniffles and sneezes. So, while you’re tidying up this winter, be sure to clean the air you breathe just as often as your bathroom and kitchen.