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Home Odors

A healthy home environment starts with fresh, pure indoor air.

A healthy house should smell like one. That means no lingering cooking fumes or a strong air of “eau de Fido.” And while “mountain fresh” and “cinnamon spice” can seem pleasant, these scents from aerosol spray and candles can be a source of irritating chemicals and trigger allergy symptoms. A PureAir™ air purification system can safely destroy home odors and create a cleaner and healthier breathing environment.

Q: How can I get rid of home odors? 

A: You may have tried to attack the problem with an air-freshener spray or candle, but these tactics only mask the problem. They can also contaminate your home's air with chemicals. One proven method of freshening the air is a PureAir™ air purification system, the only single indoor air quality system that can safely remove and destroy odors and chemical vapors throughout your whole home. A Healthy Climate® ventilation system can also help keep your air smelling fresh.

Q: What harmful household odors should I be aware of? 

A: If you ever smell gas in your home, it’s important to get help immediately from a qualified source, such as your local fire department or gas provider. In most cities, fire officials can also do a safety inspection if you have a concern about chemical odors. Also, one gas that’s odorless and highly toxic is carbon monoxide, so it’s a good idea to invest in a CO2 detector, which can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Q: What are some causes of home odors? 

A: There are plenty of things that can cause odor to pop up in your home, including everyday household activities like cooking. Sometimes, poor ventilation causes unpleasant smells to linger. Also, excess humidity in your home’s air can produce a musty smell from mold or mildew buildup.

Q: What are the health benefits of a fresh-smelling home? 

A: Headaches can be brought upon by certain strong smells, so keeping your indoor air fresh and clean can help you avoid this trigger. The odors of household chemicals can cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea and respiratory irritation. An air purification system can provide relief from the harmful effects of household chemicals.
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