Creating a clean and healthy home environment for your family is important. Many people take their home’s air for granted and assume it is safe, clean and breathable. The problem is, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air! Several reasons for this increase include today’s more tightly sealed housing construction, synthetic building materials and furnishings, and chemically formulated household products.
Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can affect health, safety and comfort – especially in children and the elderly. With powerful motors and no recirculation of particles, VACUFLO central vacuums eliminate 100% of vacuumed dirt, dust and allergens, creating a healthier home with cleaner indoor air.
Leading organizations are talking about how central vacuum systems improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ):
“Using central vacuum systems that are vented to the outdoors can significantly reduce dust mites, pollens, animal dander and other allergy causing agents.” – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
“Central vacuum systems are among the best indoor air quality investments for your home.” – BUILDER Magazine
“Allergy sufferers’ symptoms can be improved up to 61% when using a central vacuum system.” – University of California Davis School of Medicine
“The healthiest type of vacuum to operate is a central vacuum that is vented outdoors.” – The Healthy Home Institute
10 Steps to a Healthier Home
1. Install a built-in central vacuum that vents to the outside.
2. Install and use exhaust fans that vent outdoors in kitchens and bathrooms.
3. Ventilate attic and crawl spaces to prevent moisture build-up.
4. Do not finish a basement below ground level unless you patch all water leaks and provide outdoor ventilation and adequate heat to prevent condensation.
5. Regularly clean air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and heat exchangers.
6. Avoid knick-knacks and other furnishings that can collect dust.
7. Don’t smoke at home or allow others to smoke in your home.
8. Buy limited quantities of household chemicals.
9. Wash bedding and soft toys frequently in hot water (above 130 degrees) to kill dust mites.
10. Use natural methods of pest control.