What’s the State of your Air Pollution?

The American Lung Association has released their State of the Air report. You can check it out at State of the Air.  You can even enter your State and ZIP code to get the air pollution report for your area.

I entered entered my ZIP to check my air pollution level and discovered that according to the report, the air in my area is not so good.

Well, I know that!  Living by the Everglades we have lots of molds and pollens year around.  However, I was fascinated to find out that those natural particles are included when they calculate air pollution.

So I guess that when we read about air pollution, the term includes both natural (like molds and pollens) as well as man-made (like soot and car emissions).  The page also gives the scary thought that 6 of 10 Americans live in an area with poor air quality.

Sure makes me glad that I have invested in my Austin Air Healthmate air cleaners.  I can live in one of those high particle areas and breathe easy knowing that my HEPA filters are capturing those molds,  pollens, as well as the household dust that causes my allergies.  My Austin Air machines also have carbon and zeolite to get some of those man-made pollutants out as well.Right now, you can purchase an Austin Air HealthMate and get $25 off the price by entering Promo Code AF47 at check-out.

No matter the State of the Air, Austin Air is there to help.


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I Knew It … HEPA Air Cleaners are Good for You

For as long as I can remember we have told our clients that breathing clean air is a good thing even if you don’t suffer from allergies. It has always amazed me that so many people will be so concerned about what they eat, drink and wear yet never give a second thought to the air they are sucking into their lungs. They see the value in organic produce but not in HEPA air cleaners.  This morning I read a report from New York (CBS 2)

“To reduce the chance of having a heart attack, doctors tell us to lower our cholesterol and blood pressure, exercise more and eat less fat. Now a study says a simple device many of us already have might also help prevent heart attacks, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
The device is an air filter, but not just any air filter. It is a special type called a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, or as you probably know it: a HEPA filter.”

With all the pollen, dust, grass, mold spores, pet dander, dust mite and other allergens floating in the air it is no surprise that they have figured out that bad air is bad for the heart.. We know first hand that a good HEPA air cleaner will help you feel better.. We run our Austin Air HEPA air cleaners 24/7 here at the office and at home and can tell the difference if one gets turned off.

Not too long ago, I went into a spare bedroom where the air cleaner had been unplugged and the room did not smell as clean and it was dustier than normal. You could see the dust particles floating in the air when I looked towards the window. The stuff floating is what I was breathing.

Clean air is a good thing.
Wishing you the best of health
Mike Krause
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