Indoor air quality is an issue for all Florida homeowners. Hillard homes are tightly sealed to keep AC costs to a minimum, but insufficient ventilation allows indoor air to achieve high concentrations of toxins that can be harmful to health. One way to have cleaner indoor air is with a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) that effectively traps these particles. The Trane CleanEffects™ air filtration system removes up to 99.98 percent of airborne pollutants and has a variety of health benefits:

1. Reduces Allergy Symptoms

Contaminated indoor air can cause allergic reactions in those without allergies and make those with existing allergies feel worse. By trapping airborne particles like dust, spores, dander, dust mites, pet hair, lint, pollen and other allergens, HEPA filters can reduce allergy symptoms like coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, scratchy throat, runny nose, sinus issues and rashes.

2. Helps to Protect At-risk Individuals

Children, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are most likely to suffer the negative effects of polluted indoor air because they spend more time inside and have weakened immune systems. Studies suggest that removing airborne particulates can reduce symptoms of illness in those who are healthy and prevent disease progression in those who are ill. This is especially true for people with a chronic respiratory disease.

3. Reduces Common Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease

Exposure to airborne particulates is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Studies have shown that predictors of cardiovascular disease such as systemic inflammation and impaired endothelial function can be reduced with effective air filtration. Furthermore, reducing indoor air pollution by even 60 percent over a 48-hour period has been shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure in healthy elderly adults.

4. Improves Respiratory Function for Asthmatics With Pets

Indoor air pollution, especially pet dander, can make breathing problems worse for those with respiratory disorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A year-long study of asthmatic adults and children who owned cats or dogs indicated that in homes with an air filtration system, a variety of asthmatic symptoms were significantly reduced.

With state-of-the-art air cleaning technology, the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner comes with a reusable filter that’s 100 times more effective than a standard filter and eight times more effective than the best HEPA filters. To learn more about reducing air pollution in your Hillard, FL, home, visit Ed’s Comfort Solutions, Inc., or call us at (904) 201-4779 for more information.