by Karen Bates
(last updated October 11, 2010)
Cleanliness is important to many people, and keeping your home neat and tidy can be a high priority for you if you like to live in a very clean environment. To keep your home in the cleanest possible condition, you might vacuum, sweep, mop, dust, and deep-clean the areas of your living space to reduce dirt, clutter, and bacteria.
It is easy to remember to clean the areas of your home that you see everyday, but what about what you don't see? Although you might be thinking about the mess in the back of a closet or clutter under the bed, the most important "unseen" part of your home to keep clean is probably the air.
Depending on your situation, the air quality in your home (or anywhere you go indoors) can vary. If you live with pets, for example, hair and dander could contaminate the air. During seasons with a lot of pollen production, allergens can get into your home and cause problems, especially to those who might be highly allergic. All sorts of unpleasant things can end up in you home's air, and although you can't see them you probably don't want to be breathing them in.
To help reduce the contaminants in the air, your best option is to look into getting a HEPA air cleaner for your home. An air cleaner will work to filter the unwanted particles out of your air so you breathe in clean air instead. These air cleaners, which can range in price from less than $20 to over $1000, give you the option to remove allergens and contaminants from the air so you can breath easy.
The HEPA filter, which is included with HEPA air cleaners, stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. A HEPA filter is one of the most efficient and effective ways of cleaning your environment as air moves through the filter and unwanted particles are caught in the filter. This prevents them from remaining in your home and the filter can help those with allergies and respiratory problems. These filters are available within various models of air cleaners and vacuum cleaners. You can also find replacement filters for these machines that you can buy online or at select stores.
With a HEPA air cleaner in your home, you can feel better about your health and the cleanliness of your living space. It might seem like a small thing, but using a HEPA air cleaner to filter your air can make a big difference.
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