Does your home have offensive odors that you can’t seem to get rid
of? Or does it seem like the smells produced by activities like cooking
and cleaning linger around too long in your air? This is a frustrating
and embarrassing problem that can be hard to address, and it can sometimes
even indicate that your home’s air is not as healthy as you might
think. Today we’re going to talk about how you can control odors
in your home and keep your air smelling fresh by installing a whole house
air cleaner or air purifier!
Sources of odors in homes
Homes can develop smells for many different reasons. Some of those odors
are temporary, while others have a constant presence in the air. Some
of the most common sources of odors in homes include:
- Smells produced by cooking
- Cigarette smoke
- Cleaning products
- Pets (from dander as well as the dirt and debris they bring in from outside)
- Fumes from chemical-based products
It’s important to remember that odors in your home aren’t just
annoying; they can also mean that your air is unhealthy. Many of the sources
of the odors listed above are toxic or can directly affect symptoms of
asthma and allergies.
The problems with air fresheners
One of the most popular approaches to addressing odors at home is to use
products like air fresheners and candles. These products do not get rid
of odors, they simply cover up odors with more pleasant smells. This is
akin to cleaning your home by sweeping dirt under the rug or stuffing
things in your closet. You aren’t actually fixing the problem, you
are just providing some temporary relief.
In addition, many air fresheners use toxic chemicals that are not healthy
to breathe in. So not only will air fresheners not fix the original problem,
but they can also make air that’s already unhealthy even less healthy.
An air cleaner or air purifier will greatly improve the smell of your home’s air
The best way to control odors in your home is to install an air cleaner
or air purifier like the Rejuvenair with your heating and cooling system.
Many of the contaminants that cause odor problems in your home are microscopic
and too small to be captured by standard air filters. Whole house air
cleaners and air purifiers are designed to remove those tiny contaminants
from your home’s air, which will prevent them from stinking up your home.
Unlike air fresheners, whole house air cleaners and air purifiers tackle
odor problems at the source. This allows for maximum odor control that
is not only effective, but also long-lasting. Contact Jerry Kelly to learn
about the odor-eliminating air cleaners and air purifiers that we can
install in your home!
If you have any questions about home odor control with an air filtration
system, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed
in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your
St. Charles, MO, furnace installation and repair contractor. We provide service all over the St. Louis area, including towns like
Dardenne Prairie, Des Peres and Frontenac, MO.