Safer at Home: Indoor Air in Residential Spaces and Quality of Life
With the new normal meaning more time than ever spent at home, safe indoor air in homes and apartments is now mission critical.
Even after widespread vaccine roll-outs and eased public health restrictions, COVID-19 has forever changed the way that we live, work, and learn. A full-time return to the office seems unlikely, as hybrid work models have exploded in popularity and many employees prefer working part-time from home.
COVID outbreaks have seen schools switch seamlessly back to remote instruction, and millions of students from elementary school to university are engaged in some level of distance learning. Despite the virus’ loosening grip on everyday life, it’s clear that the shift towards more home-based work and education models is here to stay.
But while many of us are enjoying the transition to more hours at home with our loved ones, there is a hidden element in our residences that has the power to seriously impact the quality of our lives – air quality.
From sleep quality to chronic illness: Why clean air at home should be the first priority
Unlike dirty dishes in the sink or overflowing trash cans, dirty air can’t be spotted by the naked eye. This creates a major risk because despite the fact you can’t see poor indoor air it can pose serious dangers to people. According to research, polluted indoor air is linked to:
- Wheezing, coughing, sneezing, and nose, throat, and eye irritation
- Exacerbation of symptoms for people who suffer from allergies and asthma
- Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
- Increased risk of chronic respiratory illnesses
- Higher rates of heart disease and certain types of cancer
Conversely, clean indoor air provides numerous benefits. A recent study found that air purifiers significantly reduced asthma symptoms in children. If you or a family member have asthma, a home air purification system can make a world of difference in your everyday quality of life.
Researchers from the University of Denmark found that clean air is a critical factor for sleep quality. Dirty air is as bad for your sleep as a noisy, hot room! And with proper sleep shown to lower the risk of heart disease and obesity, it’s clear that clean air can play a major part in your overall wellness.
The EPA reports that indoor air is, on average, a staggering two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors, so it’s critical that we embrace solutions to ensure what we’re breathing inside is as clean as possible.
Choosing an air purification system for home
There are a plethora of options on the market for residential air purifiers. The issue is that they certainly are not all created equal, and some systems are far more effective than others. Add into the mix hidden costs that quickly add up, like electricity bills and maintenance, and it’s clear that each system has its own unique risks and benefits.
Some systems, like UV air purifiers which use special bulbs to destroy pollutants, and filter-based systems which catch large contaminants in net-like filters, need frequent upkeep and replacement parts. If not, they lose efficacy quickly and are essentially useless. While each system varies, ask yourself if you’re ready to take on the commitment of hands-on (and expensive) maintenance.
For a fuss-free, but highly effective pollutant-eradicating air purifier, you should look into a solution that uses the safe, powerful cleansing compound hydrogen peroxide.
How TADIRAN AIROW™ helps
The TADIRAN AIROW hydrogen-peroxide-based air purification system has been proven to dramatically slash levels of airborne contaminants, including the COVID-19 virus, molds, and bacteria, in indoor spaces. It’s been shown to be highly effective, both in lab settings and an industry-leading live test in a movie theater.
The system leverages unique proprietary technology which transforms water molecules already present in the air to cleansing, pathogen-disinfecting hydrogen peroxide. The plug-and-play, hands-off solution can be seamlessly installed into your home’s current HVAC system and requires virtually no maintenance.
To keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy, with the quality of life that they deserve, consider a hydrogen peroxide air purifier to boost air quality in your home. It can make the difference between a safe space at home or one that’s harmful to health.