Quiet enough for a conference call, a dinner party, and most importantly, nap time.
Nap time is a cherished time for parents, hoping they can catch up on some sleep too! Placing a quiet air purifier at home, with just a soft hum, ensures a baby can nap uninterrupted. Working from home or hosting an intimate dinner party? No problem. When shopping for an air purifier at home – it’s important to look at the sound or dB level it emits. Luckily, our Ultrafine 468 is relatively quiet, with the highest CFM per decibel level of noise in its category.
Our lungs work day and night to pump oxygen to our bloodstream, which then provides that oxygen to our tissues and organs enabling us to function. As millions of people are now permanently working remotely from their own homes, they are spending many more hours breathing indoors. On average, people spend 90% of their day indoors, while we breathe in and out about 22,000 times a day. So, what if you have poor air quality in your home?
Most people are aware of outdoor air pollution and ways to avoid it, but with the increase in time spent indoors, we need to take a better look at the impact of indoor air quality. Staying indoors may seem like the solution to avoiding outdoor air pollution, but surprisingly, the air in your home can be even more polluted. Outdoor air can enter the home in many different ways other than windows and doors.
Outside pollutant sources can enter indoors.
Whether you live near a city, a wildfire region, or close to an industrial factory, pollutants from these sources can enter your home’s air. There are various ways air can enter a building, whether it is let in through an open window, or seeps through the electric outlets. Outdoor air enters and leaves a building by infiltration, natural ventilation, and mechanical ventilation. But, having an air purifier at home can help.
- Infiltration: Travels into the building through openings, cracks, and joints in the walls, floors, windows and doors, and ceilings
- Natural Ventilation: Air enters the building through an open window or door
- Mechanical Ventilation: The process in which outdoor vented fans circulate air through ducts
Being aware of products within the household that could potentially give off pollutants is essential to assessing the air quality in your home. The main causes of indoor air pollution occur from the release of gasses or particles. According to the World Health Organization, or WHO, 3.8 million people die a year from household exposure to smoke from dirty cookstoves and fuels. When it comes to fuel sources within the home, proper ventilation is necessary. Signs that can indicate your home may not have enough ventilation include:
- Condensation on windows or walls
- Stuffy air
- Dirty HVAC equipment