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Most of us spend the majority of our time at home, and yet indoor air pollution can be up to 5 times worse than the air outside. Airborne pollutants such as pollen, dust particles, and excess moisture can cause allergies, bacterial and viral infections, and mold. The World Health Organization states that 40% of all buildings are health hazards due to the quality of the air.
Fortunately, Bing Lee offers a range of humidifiers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers with a wide selection of sizes and features from top brands such as DeLonghi and Omega Altise.
What is the difference between these various products, and how can you know which one is right for your home and family?
Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air. Too much moisture promotes the growth of toxic mould which can lead to serious health concerns. It can also damage wooden surfaces, as well as windows and carpets, leading to costly replacement and repairs. A dehumidifier minimizes these problems, and can greatly reduce the affects of allergies and many general breathing issues. They are perfect for those with homes in humid regions or during hot sticky summer months, as well as high-moisture areas of the house such as basements. Dehumidifiers are also especially helpful in assisting children to breathe easier and sleep through the night.
Air purifiers clean the air itself by removing the tiny airborne particles we would otherwise breath into our lungs, including dust and dust mites, pollen, and pet hair. As such they are ideal for those suffering from mild to severe allergies or asthma. If you are a pet lover who cannot keep your favorite cat or dog due to allergies, an air purifier might be the solution. In addition, purifiers filter out cigarette smoke and other odor-causing compounds, and leave any room with a fresh, clean scent like newly-fallen snow. Purified air has been linked to improved respiratory function, as well as an overall enhanced sense of health and well being.
Humidifiers add moisture back into the air. Dry air can cause skin to become flaky and itchy, as well as causing nosebleeds and inflammation of the nasal passages. Dry skin is also a main culprit of the sleep issues so many people suffer from during the cold months of the year. Humidifiers keep the skin soft and supple, and make it easier to breath and sleep normally, as well as greatly reducing the symptoms of eczema. They can alleviate stuffy noses, dry coughs, congestion, and other cold and flu symptoms in adults and children alike. They are ideal for homes in dry regions, as well as during those dry winter months, where they can also help with heating bills, as moist air is up to 20% more efficient to heat than dry air. Several models are also equipped with anti-microbial agents, to lower the risk of you and your family from catching those colds in the first place.
Whatever product or products you choose, you can feel confident you are getting top brands.