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January 2010 Newsletter
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our Rabbit Air customers!

Make clean air a lifelong resolution. Here at Rabbit Air, we know it isn’t always easy to stick to your goals, but maintaining fresh air in your home is an important resolution that won’t make you sweat, and is easy to keep. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your air purifier:

1) Run your air purifier on the highest setting that feels comfortable for you, especially when allergies flare up. Leave the air purifier in Auto Mode when you're out of the house to keep the allergens from building up again.

2) Clean your filters regularly with a vacuum hose to keep the efficiency high and your unit running at optimum.

3) Dirty air goes in through the front of the unit and clean air is expelled from the top. Be sure not to obstruct the air intake or outlet and keep the unit away from open windows to maximize efficiency.

4) Circulation is good. If the weather permits, open the windows to allow fresh air cycle through (just make sure your Rabbit Air is on to monitor the air quality).

5) Pay attention to that filter replacement light. When it’s time to get a new HEPA filter, or replace the filter kit in your MinusA2, don’t hesitate. Maintaining the filters in your air purifier is the best way to ensure a healthy indoor environment.


Air Purifier Vocabulary

Once a month, we’ll be defining an industry term, that perhaps you hear often but don’t know the exact meaning of. This month, the spotlight is on mold spores.

 

What are they?

Molds reproduce through tiny spores, which are invisible to the naked eye. These spores float around indoors and out. While mold is considered a danger in the home, it is very useful in the decomposition of dead, organic matter outdoors. Mold needs water or moisture to survive, and will breed indoors if spores come in contact with wet surfaces.

 

What do mold spores have to do with allergies?

Molds produce allergens, irritants, and sometimes potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins) and can trigger allergic reactions in people who come into contact with them by inhaling or touching contaminated surfaces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, allergic reactions to mold are common and include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Molds can also trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. Even if you aren’t allergic to mold, it can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs.

 

How do I get rid of it?

Controlling the level of moisture in your home is the best way to avoid mold. Monitor the air quality in your home, keep surfaces in typically wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms dry, and use a filter to absorb harmful particles from the air you breathe to limit contact with mold spores.

Source: www.epa.gov


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