One of the things that many Americans enjoy about fall is the fresh and crisp, clean air. And as we get closer to Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday, we start to think of the smells of turkey in the fryer, of gingerbread baking in the oven, and pine-scented candles burning throughout the house. These smells and experiences are par for the course during the holidays. But nothing can kill an excellent scent memory more than low air quality.
As air is always moving, air quality is ever-changing. Though we might associate air quality with the outdoors, indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within structures, buildings, and homes. Low indoor air quality can create health risks for inhabitants and occupants. This year, more than ever, homeowners should take the time to assess their indoor air quality situation, and doing it before Thanksgiving will be well worth it.
3 reasons to improve indoor air quality before Thanksgiving
Thankfully, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away yet, and we have time to make some critical improvements before it is too late. Here are the top 3 reasons why you need to improve your indoor air quality at home during the holiday season:
1. Remove lingering food odors
Though we all love the smells of the holiday season, proper ventilation is essential. Food odors can be fun at first, but as they linger, we quickly tire of them. Further, poor ventilation can lead to headaches, fatigue, allergies, sinus congestion, shortness of breath, nausea, and more. There are a variety of methods that you can partake in to get rid of kitchen smells. One of them is turning on an air purifier with an odor removal filter, like the EnviroKlenz Air Cartridge. The cartridge does not only capture unwanted odors and VOCs, but it also neutralizes them.
Paying attention to your overall home ventilation is also important to avoid lingering odors. Poor ventilation can lead to moisture build-up in your home, increase the chances of asthma and other bronchial conditions, create hay fever-like symptoms, and increase volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the house. Even those air fresheners you buy in the store can help to mask smells and odors, they increase VOCs’ prevalence, thus often working against their intention.
2. Gas stoves result in high CO2 levels
Natural gas stoves can release carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and various other airborne contaminants into the environment (and into your home). These contaminants can be harmful to pets, children, and the elderly. Wood stoves and fireplaces can also create high levels of indoor air pollution. If you are using a natural gas stove, wood stove, or fireplace for cooking or comfort, investing in an air purifier is the way to go. Air purifiers are a proven solution to help remove those harmful pollutants and unwelcome odors from your home.
Even a properly adjusted gas range can create a CO (carbon monoxide) output between 5 to 15 ppm (parts per million). Compare this to average CO levels in a home without a gas range of 0.5 to 5 ppm. High levels of carbon monoxide can increase the risk of lower respiratory problems, general cardiovascular issues, diabetes, poor birth outcomes for expectant mothers, cancer, and premature mortality.
3. Social gatherings increase the risk of illness transmission
This year more than ever, we need to pay attention to our health. Coronavirus shows no sign of going away, which will put pressure on families hoping to gather and celebrate the holidays this year. Though many families have something to be thankful for, following CDC recommendations around social distancing and the donning of masks and gloves will help increase the likelihood that we will remain safe and healthy, ready to celebrate the holidays again in 2021.
The EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System is fitted with HEPA filtration, designed to capture and eliminate harmful dust particles, allergens, and microorganisms. Not only that, but the EnviroKlenz is 99.9% effective in helping to ward off viruses by plucking those nasty contaminants out of the air.
For those making plans for the Thanksgiving 2020 holiday, we need to consider the risk of infection. Keep in mind that indoor gatherings are at greater risk of spreading the illness than outdoor gatherings. Adding an EnviroKlenz Air System Plus to your home can help with lingering food odors, neutralizing high levels of CO2, and pathogens removal from the air.
Mobile Air System
✓ Patented earth mineral technology works to attack VOCs and break them down on a compound level
✓ No chemicals or masking agents
✓ Will not release any chemicals back into your environment
✓ Safer and faster at removing VOC’s than traditional carbon filters and PECO air purifiers
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