Cleaning up the Air

After spending some time in the hospital for health problems related to breathing, I decided the first thing I should write about upon returning home this morning is dust and irritants in the air. For those of us living with COPD, Asthma, Emphysema, and Bronchitis, this is a major cause of distress. Yet, to date, the complete elimination of dust from the face of the earth is not possible.

That said, it is also important to remember that dust is not the only trigger for difficulties in breathing, It is simply one that can be easily controlled within our homes. It can’t be eliminated from all environments that might be encountered, but in our homes it is.

While I was sick, my family did the chore that created the problem: they dusted. I had always used the old cloth and can of furniture polish. My family, though, thought this was too much work. Instead, they used the Swiffer dusting system. From their results, I will be adopting this method.

The disposable dusters have an advantage over the old fashioned method in that less dust is plummeted through the air with every swipe. The heads for the duster already contain the optimal amount of polish and are treated to eliminate a larger amount of allergens. They are also safe to use on all surfaces, even computers. This is a big plus since I live my life on a keyboard.

The disadvantages of using Swiffer are, of course, the cost and the creation of additional trash for landfills, but the cost is outweighed when compared to medical bills due to the complications dust can create.

Swiffer is not the only system that uses replaceable dusting heads. Many companies now offer the same technology for the common household chore of dusting because we have become a society of convenience. No longer are feathers the preferred or even the most sanitary method of dusting quickly.

The feather duster, which is more modern than a cloth and polish, does little to control the dust in a home. In fact, these types of dusters tend to spread the dust. This is because they only remove the dust from the desired area and disperse it into the air, where it eventually settles on carpets and upholstery. Later, some of the dust left behind is vacuumed or swept up with a broom. If the vacuum does not use a hepa or hepa type filter, the remaining particles are scattered once again. With a broom, a larger amount of particles are scattered. This creates one large cycle of constant dust in the home.

The addition of an air filtration system to the home can help with the elimination of dust and other air pollutants. as well. In fact, after having researched the IQAir air purification system for the home during an earlier blog and taking into consideration my health care provider’s advice, I will be adding an IQAir purifier to my home to ensure better health.

My family will also benefit, although no other member of my family has breathing difficulties. I have learned that the lungs can be damaged easily. In addition, lung tissue cannot regenerate itself once damaged. The simple adjustments we are making as a family will help ensure that common pollutants in a home do not contribute to the damage of lung tissue in all members of the household. And, I believe that anything we can do to better the health of those we love is a worthwhile investment.

If you or your loved ones suffer from respiratory illnesses, whether chronic or acute, please spend some time investigating the options for cleaner air in your home. You can find a multitude of products available at very reasonable prices at EZ Vacuum.

IQAir HealthPro Plus Delivers as Promised

If you’re looking for an air purifier that truly delivers all it promises, then the IQAir HealthPro Plus is just what the doctor ordered. While its size and basic construction reminds one of a pre-80s CPU, the housing is still attractive enough to fit into modern decor while cleaning the air you breath.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus has received top recommendations from Consumer Digest, Discovery Health, Allergy Buyer’s Club, and Consumer Search. IQAir, a Swiss based company, is also an official partner of the American Lung Association. In addition, IQAir purification systems are often the choice of builders on the popular television show “Extreme Make-Over Home Edition”.

The unit is fully usable straight out of the box, which eliminates the possibility of poor performance due to incorrect installation. The only part of the HealthPro Plus that does require the consumer to attach to it are the four snap-on caster wheels, an optional feature for those who may feel like moving the unit from room to room.

The sound of the HealthPro Plus depends upon the setting the consumer wishes to run. At higher settings, the sound will be louder. However, most people use purification systems at a moderate setting of 3-4. In comparison to other purifiers, the HealthPro Plus is quieter than most HEPA purifiers. This is because the circulation motor is not housed just below the surface. Instead, it has been engineered so that the motor is sandwiched between the filter elements. It is also engineered to creat full-spectrum sound. Full-spectrum sound falls away in short time as the waves do not travel far. It’s similar to what happens in sports arenas or concerts where only a din is noticed.

It is also important to note that any air purification system requires good air flow. So, when deciding what setting to use, it is advisable to set the purifier to the highest setting tolerable. Keep in mind that the initial drone of the purifier may seem loud but will fade away as background noise in short time. In fact, after a couple hours of having the HealthPro Plus running, you may find that it is extremely easy to fall asleep with it right next to you.

Another factor in sound is the surface which the purifier is setting on. Hardwood and other more solid surfaces will be louder than a carpeted area. The carpet helps absorb the sound and soften it. This is something to consider when deciding where the purifier will sit on a continuous basis based on the amount of noise you wish to have taking into account your personal preferrences for settings.

In terms of cleaning air, the HealthPro Plus out performs all other air purification systems of similar build and capacity. In fact, in tests ran by consumers in real world situations, HealthPro Plus made dramatic improvements to the air quality. Allergies all but disappeared in under twenty four hours of plugging the unit in. It was noticed that the allergies returned upon leaving the home and entering the outside environment.

The delivery of the health benefits far outweigh the initial cost of the unit as consumers will save that much and more with the absence of allergy medications, tissues,and over the counter relief of the problems allergens and irritants cause. And, because the filters only require changing every six to nine months to continue the benefits, the upkeep of the HealthPro Plus isn’t hard on the pocketbook either.

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, the HealthPro Plus can make your life easier with cleaner air that is less irritating to breathe. At least at home, you may experience the absence of your symptoms if they are caused by the amount of irritants or pollution in the air that surrounds you. You can purchase your IQAir HealthPro Plus from EZVacuum.

Asthma Directly Related to Air Quality

Asthma is a disease or disorder in the lungs that causes sufferers to experience difficulty in breathing. The condition can be mild to severe, occasional or chronic. Asthma has been the culprit of missed days of school, work, and even some deaths.

Asthma has also increased in occurrence in the past few years as pollution rises and air quality flounders. For many years, the rate at which asthma has increased was suspected to be related to the air quality in both indoor and outdoor air. However, no conclusive proof could be found for lack of controlled testing.

That changed recently when a study this month took on the challenge of proving the importance of air quality in relation to air function. Thirty seven children were moved from urban to rural environments. All of the children had asthma in a mild but persistent form. Upon the move, it was noticed that there was an almost immediate reduction in the inflammatory cells in the nose and that a significant reduction of nitric oxide levels also occurred. This is important as the exhalation of nitric oxide is thought to reflect the degree of inflammation in the airways and lungs.

To see if the air quality had a direct impact, air was tested in both the former urban environments and in the new rural environments. Pollen counts and air pollution were measured meteorologically to ensure accurate readings for the study.

Relocation to the less polluted rural environments also brought with it an improvement of airway function. This was indicated and measured by the amount of air the children could expel after the move compared to the amount of air they could expel in the urban environments. The findings suggest a marked improvement when allergens and irritants are controlled in the air.

While the study worked with outside air, it also gives credence to air quality’s relationship with asthma. If windows are opened, then air from the outside can and does enter the home. Vents and other airway passages commonly found in homes can also be sources of irritants. Given these simple facts, it is advisable for families to invest in air purification systems that enhance the quality of air breathed in an effort to reduce allergies, asthma attacks, and ultimately medical bills.

You can get a quality air purification made by IQAir, a leader in the industry of air purification at EZVacuum. The investment could save you and your family from irritants that directly affect your health and the health of your family.

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IQAIR Joins EZVacuum for Spring Cleaning

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IQAir Purifiers

When thinking of spring cleaning this year, don’t foget about the air you breath. EZVacuum is proud to add IQAir Air Purifiers to their line of superior home cleaning systems from some of the best names in the business. The purifiers step up the quality of cleaning possible when coupled with the wide range of quality products already available for your home.

IQAir is no newcomer to home air purification and have, in fact, been featured as the purifier of choice for the very popular show “Extreme Make-Over Home Edition”. Usually, the model chosen for this type of exposure is the Perfect 16, a whole house air purification system that delivers the most pure air possible for your breathing pleasure. In cases where allergies are high and the person with the allergies spends time throughout all rooms, the Perfect 16 is the perfect solution.

IQAir hasn’t overlooked the preferrence of some consumers to have only one or two rooms covered. The smaller room purifiers can handle rooms up to 1000 square feet, giving it enormous reach for a small package. Usually, these types of air purifiers are best placed in a room where the largest majority of the family spends the most time. Another great place to install these plug in air purifiers is the bedroom.

Featuring hyperHEPA Technology, IQAir Air Purifiers can filter particles as small as 0.003 microns, which is pretty minute. The filtration on these babies guarantees to be 99.5% effective, tackling viruses with ease. The average virus is ten times larger than the particles the air filtration system is able to remove from the air you breathe, which is much more effective than the average air purifiers.

Each IQAir purifiers are tested individually so no “lemons” escape the factory. In addition, they are shipped with a hand signed certification of having met the strict requirements set forth by the company which are much higher than standard government regulations. IQAir is determined to make your air as clean as if air had no pollutants.

Don’t worry about losing sleep over a noisy appliance when purchasing an IQAir, either. The design features a center based fan motor housed in double walls. The suspension pads are constructed of rubber, which also mutes sound sufficiently. The end result of such a well thought out design is an ultra quiet air purifier that doesn’t keep you awake even if placed directly next to your bed. The design is also attractive, making it easy to blend into your home decor preferences without clashing.

IQAir Purifiers don’t only remove the normal pollutants that all air purifiers attempt to eliminate, but also molecular air pollutants. Molecular air pollutants are those commonly known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Gaseous chemicals and many unpleasant odors also have a molecular configuration. IQAir Purifiers can handle it all.

So if you’re wanting to breathe easier and spring clean the way it was intended, then you’re in luck. The Swiss based company IQAir has all you need and their products are now available at EZVacuum for your convenience.