Is my home making me sick?
We hear this question a lot, and often the answer is “yes”.
How your indoor air affects your health
If you've ever gone on vacation and noticed that your health improves, you're not alone. Many people experience relief from symptoms like chronic fatigue and allergies when they're away from home.
But a few days later, they realize they’re starting to get headaches, sniffles, and poor sleep. That’s when they begin wondering, “what changed?”
Usually it’s the air.
What is polluting the air in my home?
From common household supplies, to hidden toxins, to our furry friends, most homes is filled with pollutants that can exacerbate existing conditions like allergies and asthma or even contribute to long term health impacts.Read: 9 common air pollutants in your home
Let’s talk about the indoor air pollution problem
We all know outdoor air pollution is bad for us, but most people don’t know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted (EPA). And we spend 90% of our time indoors.
Mold, pet dander, VOCs, toxins, allergens, and even the sprays you use to clean your home — it can all get into your lungs with each of the 17,000 breaths you take every day. At best, dirty air can make us uncomfortable; at worst, it can contribute to serious long-term health conditions.
The issue is clear: indoor air pollution is a crisis impacting millions of people, but no one knows about it.Shop Jaspr
The majority of your exposure to outdoor air pollution actually occurs from the air you're breathing indoors.Dr. Joseph Allen
Harvard Health Researcher
Houses today are built like airtight boxes, trapping particles inside
The energy efficiency movement of the 70s was great for reducing heating and cooling costs, but it had a detrimental effect on ventilation in homes. The use of vapor barriers to prevent air from escaping buildings has led to a lack of airflow and trapped harmful contaminants inside.
Houses today are so tightly sealed that there is little to no airflow to move pollutants from inside to outside. In addition, forced air furnaces contribute to the buildup of outdoor pollutants and allergens indoors, as they pull outdoor air into the home.Shop Jaspr
What about my furnace filter?
It’s a question we get all the time. The truth is that furnace filters are there to keep your house healthy — not you. In fact, using a highly rated furnace filter can actually decrease the efficiency of your furnace and increase your heating and cooling costs. To effectively purify the air in your home, you should use a separate air purification system.
Thermal comfort doesn't mean a healthier environment
Heating and cooling systems are designed with your temperature-based comfort in mind, rather than your well-being.
Furnace filters don’t impact your air quality
Filters for your furnace are only supplied to keep those machines in good condition and to avoid maintenance issues.
Why you need an air purifier
Furnace filters are not robust enough to impact your air quality. To effectively purify the air in your home, you should use a separate air purification system.
By improving air quality, you improve your quality of life
Better sleep, energy and productivity
Respiratory issues interrupt sleep, causing fatigue in daily life, and studies have shown that air pollutants can cause brain fog and reduce productivity. In fact, research has found that people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience sleep disturbances and cognitive decline.
Clean air can promote a better night’s rest and higher levels of focus, which means you can spend your energy on family, work, and the things you care about — instead of on just trying to stay awake throughout the day.
Jaspr Pro uses the same sensors used in aircraft and combustion controllers to pick up changes in air quality, displaying them to you in real-time.
Promotes long-term wellbeing
Prolonged exposure to polluted air has been linked to serious health conditions, like cardiovascular disease and cancer. Taking steps to improve the air quality in your home can help protect you and your loved ones from the harmful effects of air pollution
Prevention is always the best solution. And while no air purifier can promise health outcomes, optimizing your air quality is a huge part of caring for all the factors that contribute to your overall health.
I have several allergies and asthma like my dad, and the machine helps. Plus my allergy Dr. ‘prescribed’ air purifiers, which means they are tax deductible now.
Relief from respiratory symptoms
Removing common triggers of asthma and allergies (such as dust, pollen, and other irritants) reduces inflammation of the lungs and respiratory system.
Improving life with asthma and allergies is all about managing what you breathe, which makes the purest air possible the best solution available.
A reduction in exposure to ambient fine-particulate air pollution contributed to significant and measurable improvements in life expectancy in the United States.