A smart home offers incredible convenience. With one touch, you can manage every connected device and system in your home, from lighting to climate, security, the many entertainment devices, and much more. However, one of the greatest gifts our smart homes can give us is increased health and wellness.
Today, homeowners are creating sanctuaries, homes with lighting that mimics the sun, optimum humidity, nature soundscapes, the purest water, and the cleanest air. Here, we’ll explore the latter, an air quality monitoring system that ensures a hypoallergenic, odor-free environment for your Kirkland, WA, home. Let’s get started.
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The rise in indoor pollution has created a "sick building syndrome” phenomenon. Common symptoms include headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, skin rashes, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.
It can trigger asthma attacks, reduce productivity, and impact our cognitive ability. According to the World Health Organization, long-term exposure can affect our lungs and hearts and increase the risk of strokes.
While many correlate air pollution with the outdoors, the air we breathe in our homes can be just, if not more, polluted. Common sources include mold, mildew, household and personal care products, pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), radon, smoke, viruses, bacteria, dust particles, and pet dander. VOCs may come from cooking processes, building materials, and furnishings.
As you can see, the list is long, and most of these air pollutants are invisible to the naked eye. Fortunately, today's technology has offered a way to measure the quality of the air we breathe.
Because we spend more than 90% of our time indoors, it’s critical to know the quality of our home’s air. Air quality sensors measure contaminant levels accurately and reliably and keep you informed. They may monitor dust, pollen, mold, dander, VOCs, carbon dioxide, and relative humidity.
As the air enters the sensors, they measure the particles or gasses, and algorithms convert the measurements to data. This data is then displayed and, in some cases, available to download. Knowing the air quality in your home brings peace of mind and enables you to take the necessary steps to keep the environment healthy.
There are simple steps you can take to ensure good air quality. These include opening your windows and adding houseplants like jade, spider plants, bromeliads, and dracaenas. Additional recommendations are cleaning with non-toxic chemicals and using an air purifier.
Today’s advanced air purification systems can accommodate any space and include standalone and in-duct units. At Elite Automation, we partner with industry leaders in home automation and smart home living, including wellness brands. Our top priority is not only creating a home that provides greater enjoyment and effortless living but also ensuring it's the healthiest environment possible.
Today's air purification systems can vaporize 99.99% of particles in the air and on surfaces. They capture and reduce the presence of allergens, pathogens, pollen, mold, and ultrafine particles. They create a healthier home that can be measured with an air quality monitoring system.
For the ultimate air quality, we also recommend adding a central vacuum to your home. A central vacuum features an ultra powerful engine to pull up even the smallest of particles. It also immediately routes exhaust air outside of the home, ensuring that you’re not just moving around dust and pet dander as you would with a traditional vacuum. Did you know these central vacuum installations even feature special add-ons for elevated dust pans, retractable hoses, and pet brushes? Speaking of pets, the external motors eliminate noise so you’ll be able to clean without terrifying the dog.
Are you ready to create a healthier environment? To learn more about purifying your home or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Elite Automation today.
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