I live in Southern California, and despite everyone having to get a Smog Certificate, there still is the poor quality unhealthful air. I’m not as young as I used to be, so I can feel the bad air in my lungs when it’s ‘smoggy’. It makes it harder to breathe and I feel my eyes and even skin burn. This, we don’t want!
So, I have to limit my time outside if the day has a smog alert. But, I listen to how my lungs feel no matter what the authorities say. As you may or may not know, I watch a lot of YouTube® videos from anything A to Z. There’s lots to learn there, but you have to sift through occasional misinformation.
‘It has been said indoor air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside! On a smoggy day, how could this be? I never thought air quality inside could ever be any worse than outdoors’! ~ your author
Anyway, I bought an air purifier to put in the bedroom. It’s a really good one and I recommend it. It is better than most of the others because it filters out more than the other brands do.
It has a medical grade HEPA H13 Filter, which is a step higher than a regular so called HEPA. I even think it takes particulates out of smoggy air that ‘sneaks’ in the house. But, their video speaks better.
‘The Medify Air MA-14 uses a pre-filter to remove larger particles including hair, fibers, and animal dander. The medical-grade HEPA H13 filter removes 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns as well as PM2.5 particles such as smoke, pollen, dust mites, and mold spores. [https://www.medifyair.com/collections/all-products/products/ma-14]’
I purchased one of their Medify® MA-14 Air Purifiers which seems to be perfect for our bedroom. It has three settings, and I use the second or third fastest setting in the day and the lowest for night. The lowest speed to me is therapeutic, something like ‘white noise’. But, my wife doesn’t ‘dig the noise’! ‘Sorry, sweetheart, but we are breathing better, are we not’?
But, this wasn’t enough to improve air quality throughout our house! So, I also bought two 20″x 20″ box fans. One is to be put by an open window to force air outside while its second function is pulling fresh air from an open screened sliding glass patio door from the other side of the house. This in itself cools the house down in the evening after a hot day by fresh air from the bedroom, down the hall and finally exhausting it out through the living room window.
‘The second box fan will filter air within the house when all the windows are closed. It will have two filters on it that will stick to the back because of the fan’s powerful pull. You won’t need tie straps or tape! The outer or second filter on the backside of the unit will be a cheaper #7 which will keep the more expensive #10 in front of it clean so it lasts much longer. This particular fan will run 24/7. Power usage is nominal. Furthermore, these fans are supposed to last for years…’ ~ your author
My post here is slightly premature because I haven’t gotten the filters delivered yet from Home Depot®, but you will get a basic idea how it works by watching the video below.
This is something you might want to do yourself if you are so inclined. I think what I am doing is a good idea to improve indoor air quality and save the most money at the same time. This video below explains how to improve inside air quality by an inexpensive box fan.
Note- I have no financial interest in any of the products in this post.