If your college student suffers from allergies or asthma, a smart purchase can be an air purifier. Some parents may wonder if they should get their college student an air purifier. How do you know it is the best time to get them a purifier?
Any student can benefit from an air filter purifier, not just one who has allergies or asthma. People with air purifier tend to breathe easier and sleep sounder. If your college student has lots of tests and projects, it would please many parents to know they’d be able to sleep more soundly the night before a big test or to be breathing easier regularly. Some dorms have things an air filter can help to purify such as cigarette smoke and cooking smells. As you can see, there are many reasons to get an air purifier for your college student. Not simply for the college student with allergies or asthma.
It is important that an air purifier be treated with proper care. If your college student is known for misplacing things or not treating their belongings well, you may need to explain how to care for an air filter. Caring for an air filter is not difficult but not using it properly will mean it does not work effectively. Don’t hang clothing or other objects over it. Don’t sit or lean on it. The best thing to do with your air filter is to put it in a corner or part of the room where it can be out of the way of regular activity. Many college students are social and like to have friends in their rooms. Friends need to understand that the air filter needs to be treated properly.
The air filter needs to be changed occasionally so it works best. For most users this will be several times a year. It is probably most convenient for college parents to give their college student the air filter with several air filters to change when they need changing. This way they are ready to change the air filter as needed. Or give them ordering instructions so they know how to order them and understand when a refill will be needed.
Don’t be surprised if you hear from your college student that they are getting a better night’s sleep. They may feel better overall, a sign that they are just breathing better and more deeply. If others smoke in the dorm or cooking smells have bothered them, these may no longer be experienced. It is very pleasing to know the air filter is doing its job well.
An air purifier is the ideal gift for any college student; they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
2011 is just around the corner. With a New Year upon us, most are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. What would you like to improve? There are so many choices when it comes to your New Year’s resolutions. But there’s one you can make that will help you every day and in every way. Make air quality your 2011 New Year’s resolution.
When you make air quality your 2011 New Year’s resolution, you are choosing to commit to improving the air quality in your life and others. You know just how important air quality is for your life and those around you. Better air quality means a better quality of life and improved health in so many ways.
Research study after research study show that exhaust, soot and smog cause negative health effects. The solution is to improve air quality in any way you can. For some the idea of improving air quality is overwhelming. We look up into the sky and see how vast it is and wonder, “How can I make a difference?” But you can make a difference. You can help to improve the air quality and help others just like you to breathe a bit easier each and every day.
One of the best things about working to improve air quality is this is something that will continue to improve lives. Many of the changes you can make to improve air quality will only continue to make improvements. Plant a garden and it will help to clean the air as it grows. That is not only a day or week’s worth of improvement – but as long as that garden is growing. Plant a tree and tend to it and that tree can help with clean air too. Look for ways to make small steps toward clean air, knowing that they will make a daily difference and continue to make improvements each day. There is always something you can do.
Get involved in your community and find out what is important when it comes to clean air. Your local government and clean air organizations can tell you what the air quality is like and what the concerns are. Consider volunteering and getting involved where you can. Helping as a volunteer and doing your part can help to improve clean air. This is a great benefit for clean air and reducing air pollution.
Make 2011 your year to make air quality a New Year’s resolution. Just imagine the difference you can make in your community, family and beyond when you make air quality your New Year’s resolution!
It’s summertime – are you and your air filter ready? Summer is likely the hottest and most humid time of year you’ll ever see. For many with allergies and asthma, this is a very uncomfortable time. You want your air filter up and running and working at its full capacity. While springtime is the season, we think of for pollen – summer is still a stressful season for those with allergies and asthma. Aren’t you glad you have an air filter?
Try our summer tips for success to keep your air filter working great all summer long. Why before you know it, Labor Day will be here and you’ll be wondering where the summer has gone! Enjoy these great days of summer and we wish you easy breathing!
Give your air filter an easy job. Remember to vacuum your home regularly to pick up dust, pollen and pet hair. Once or twice a week is often ideal (check with your allergist or doctor for a more personalized suggestion for your condition). When your home is not vacuumed regularly, your air filter works extra hard, trying to pull all of those contaminants into it – so you are making it do far more work than it truly is cut out for!
Remember the space your air filter is able to clean. Every air filter is designed to clean a specific measurement. This information is in your instructions and sometimes on the box. During bad allergies, it can be tempting to move your air filter to different rooms to get relief, but sometimes you are frustrated as you don’t see quick results or the results you expect – this can be because your air filter is not designed to clean that large a space. Be fair to your air filter as it is working as hard as it was designed.
Stock up on extra air filters ahead of time. The worst time to realize you need a new filter is when your air filter is dirty. Then you often have to wait for one to be shipped out to – even with rush shipping this can take a few days and for an allergy sufferer that can be a long time. Don’t suffer, plan ahead. Order several air filters at once and keep them in your linen closet or other supply closet easy within reach. During bad allergy season, you may want to change air filters more often depending on usage.
Let guests know how the air filter works. Summer is often a time when we have family and friends staying with us. If you have loved ones staying with you, take the time to show them how the air filter works. They may be curious about the air filter and letting them know how it works will avoid them pressing the wrong button, or turning it off in an attempt to “help” you by saving energy. Not everyone realizes that your air filter should run all the time. Guests should know not to leave items on the air filter and not to drape things (like clothing or towels) in front of the air filter as it works.
If you’ve just gotten an air purifier/air filter, you’re not alone. With the increase in pollen today, many people are purchasing air filters to find relief. An air filter can help remove the pollen and other irritants from the air. This can give you great comfort whether day or night. But it is important for you to know how to take care of your air filter so that it gives you the best care at all times. Not taking care of your air filter properly means you won’t get the best out of it. Taken proper care of, your air filter can last a very long time.
Begin by reading the instruction manual that comes with your air filter. Each air filter is a little different and you want to get to know its specifics. If your air filter needs a new air filter every 3 months or every other month, this information will be in the instruction manual. While some people just don’t bother to read the instruction manual thinking, “This is boring,” this is a big mistake. There is valuable information in here that can help you keep this air filter you’ve just gotten for a very long time.
Don’t keep things on your air filter. It can be tempting to put a potted plant or overdue library books on your air filter. But don’t! Your air filter is already busy, with a big job of cleaning the air. It doesn’t have time to hold other things for you. Worst of all, you don’t want something to fall and somehow damage your air filter. Air filters are delicate in that they can have small parts. A potted plant that falls down the front and knocks off one of its knobs can damage it in a way that will only frustrate you. Avoid this circumstance by not leaving a potted plant on your air filter.
Keep track of when you need to put in a new air filter. Most air filters will tell you when they have to put one in. like every other month or every three months. Write it on the calendar that you need to change the air filter. Order your air filters a few at a time so you have them on hand easy to change them. Don’t be waiting for an air filter in the mail when you need a fresh one. It is far easier to order two or three of them and keep them in the closet and then to change them as you need them. Make things easier for you. This way you also won’t make your air filter work harder through a dirty air filter that should have been changed.
Every air filter can clean a certain space properly. This is important to keep in mind. You are making a big mistake if you try to ask your air filter to clean a much larger space all the time. Your air filter simply won’t be able to clean that larger air space properly and you’ll be disappointed with the results. Its like asking your compact car to be a school bus – just because you’d like it to be one! An air filter is a powerful machine, cleaning the air dozens or hundreds of times every hour, removing the irritants that bother your allergies. Pushing your machine beyond its capacity is asking too much of it and wont get you the results you desire. Always measure the space you want to put your air filter. Or if you want to put an air filter in another space too, look into getting that other air filter – as you already know you are getting great results from the first machine!
If you’re thinking about getting an air filter, you probably have some questions. We’re not surprised! When used properly and taken care of well, your air filter can improve the quality of your life and will last a very long time. Let’s talk about air filter basics for newbies, and soon you’ll know all that you need to know:
1.My friend has an air filter and really likes it. Why should I get an air filter? What’s the big deal about cleaner air? I do keep a very clean house; I think the air is clean!
We’re sure your house is clean and that you think the air around it is clean. And it probably is pretty clean. But your air filter purifies and cleans tiny particles, ones that are so tiny you can’t even see – but they do affect you. By getting rid of these tiny particles you’ll sleep deeper, have better concentration, more energy and just overall feel better. Most people after they’ve had an air filter for a few days, are very startled by the difference and can’t imagine living without it!
2.I used to have an air filter about 20 years ago and it really made a racket, like an old vacuum cleaner or something. I’m a light sleeper. Are all air filters so noisy – or are there some quiet ones?
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that air filters now are what we call “whisper quiet.” You can put a baby in a room with an air filter and know that infant will drift comfortably off to sleep. There’s no loud or irritating noises coming from your air filter to worry about, and we know you’ll get a deeper sleep when you use an air filter.
3. I have allergies and I’ve heard that an air filter is good for me. Why?
People with allergies often find that whatever they are allergic to bothers them. Even if you vacuum and clean, sometimes your allergies still bother you – and that’s a sign that there are still tiny particles that you cant see that are in that room or area. Your air filter will catch those particles and purify that air. An air filter purifies the air in the area over and over, at least several times an hour. You may find especially if your allergies are bothering you, that running your air filter regularly helps you to feel more comfortable.
4. How do I care for an air filter?
Caring for your air filter is pretty easy. You’ll need to change the air filter several times a year, most often 3 to 4 times a year. Try to keep extra air filters on hand so you won’t have to wait for a new air filter to come to use your air filter. Don’t put books, magazines, clothing or anything on your air filter. Don’t sit on your air filter or let pets stand on your air filter. Keep your air filter in an area in the room where it won’t be in the way of foot traffic, like the corner of the room. Just let it do its work for you!