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Air Purifiers, Asthma, and Infants

poster air filterTwo things that have been on our mind a lot the last few months are babies and air purifiers. We’ve recently had two babies added to the Kilowatt family, and that’s made us think a lot more about the importance of air purifiers in homes. When you consider that EPA studies have shown that the air inside home’s is often 4 to 5 times worse than that outdoors, you can see why so many people recommend using air purifiers in babies’ rooms, even if the baby shows no symptoms of allergy or asthma problems.

Babies have sensitive lungs, and the dust, pollen, dander and sometimes even mold spores that might circulate through the rooms of a house can be extremely harmful for them to breathe, especially when they’re asleep. You may have heard the advice that a baby’s room shouldn’t be excessively clean, otherwise the infant won’t develop natural immunities to fight off illnesses. However, the pollutants that air purifiers remove from a home’s air are bad for everybody, and are much worse for babies who are still developing. You simply cannot make your home’s air too clean, especially with a baby around.

If a baby does have asthma or allergies, an air purifier becomes especially vital for the infant’s health. We strongly recommend having an AccuClean™ whole-home air filtration system installed if you have an infant who suffers from asthma or allergies… or if anyone in your home has similar problems. In general, we advise that you have a whole-home air quality system (such as the AccuClean™) installed, rather than placing a portable purifier in the infant’s room: what is good for the baby in this case is also good for all the adults in the house. A whole-home air purifier installed by IAQ professionals will help keep everyone in the house healthier, from babies to grandparents.

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical offer indoor air quality solutions, such as air purifiers, in Studio City, CA.

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