How to Clean Indoor Air of Viruses and Pollutants

With so many allergens, viruses, and bacteria floating around, it is important that we keep the air in our homes healthy. An air purifier does just that, purifies the air in our homes. Poor indoor air quality can cause us to sneeze from allergies and get more colds and flu.

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Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution can be worse than the pollution outdoors. During the summer, we close up our homes to keep the cool air in, and during the winter, we close up our homes to keep the warm air in. This can keep indoor air pollutants circulating throughout our homes.

Indoor air pollution is the main cause of what is called, sick building syndrome. This condition can be caused by a number of pollutants, toxins, viruses, and bacteria that circulate in a building, including our homes. Some symptoms of indoor air pollution include:

  • Eye irritation
  • Sinus problems
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and/or dizziness
  • Asthma like symptoms

Indoor air pollution can worsen symptoms in those with COPD, asthma, and other respiratory issues.

Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

Poor indoor air can be caused by both indoor and outdoor pollutants. Once in your home they can continue to circulate. Some of these causes include:

  • Gas appliances
  • Building materials like pressed wood, upholstery, carpeting, etc
  • Excess moisture
  • Outdoor air pollution

In addition to these pollutants, there are also germs, viruses, and bacteria that can circulate in your home. Someone picks up a cold or flu, and once in the home, those germs can continue to circulate, making everyone sick.

Purifying Indoor Air

During the winter, when the home is usually closed up to keep the cold out, is the main reason colds and the flu cases increase. Buying an air purifier like the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier will greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home.

The Carrier Infinity works with your home’s HVAC system to reduce pollen, pet dander, dirt, and other nasty particles. This purifier traps 95% of particles down to a size of 1 micron and 85% of the particles down to .3 to 1 micron.

Today, with the concerns of coronavirus and influenza viruses, it is important that we do everything we can to clean the indoor air in our homes. The Carrier Infinity will inactivate 99% of certain airborne germs and viruses including, coronavirus, the common cold, influenza, and bacteria that leads to strep throat.

The purifier has a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating of 15. These ratings range from 1 to 16, and the higher the rating, the fewer pollutants, and particles pass through the filter.

No matter what season it is, pollutants, viruses, and germs can circulate throughout your home’s HVAC system. Having the means to purify the air in your home can mean the difference between getting sick and staying healthy all year round.