Lone Star Vacuum wants homeowners to breathe easier in May - Clean Air Month
Lone Star Vacuum offers tips for improving indoor air quality
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, May 2009 – May is Clean Air Month, and Lone Star Vacuum of Hurst recommends several important steps to improve indoor air quality, including purchasing a vacuum with advanced, Sealed System filtration. According to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average adult breathes more than 3,000 gallons of air every day. Children breathe more air per pound of body weight and are even more susceptible to poor air quality. With these statistics in mind, homeowners should take steps to prevent indoor air pollution and protect their family’s health, as well as the environment.
According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality is one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health. “Contaminants such as dust mites, pollen and pet dander can be reduced with a good vacuum cleaner, states Dale Pruitt of Lone Star Vacuum. “But not all vacuums are created equal,” continues Pruitt. “Allergic individuals should select a vacuum, like a Miele, that has superior air filtration with a HEPA filter and Sealed System™ technology. If the vacuum doesn’t properly filter and capture particles, they can escape back into the air. Some of our customers complain they can even ‘taste’ the dust in the air after vacuuming and that’s a sure sign that their vacuum isn’t filtering properly.”
Although many vacuums feature HEPA filtration, there are other factors to consider. With a bagless vacuum, homeowners have to empty the waste container, re-releasing all the dust, dirt and allergens they captured, back into the air they breathe. A vacuum cleaner that uses a dustbag is the better choice, but a Sealed System is key in effectively retaining these allergens from the home environment.
Steps homeowners can take to improve indoor air quality: