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Benefits

Clinically proven BEAM Central Vacuum System removes dirt and allergens from living areas... reducing allergy symptoms as much as 61%!*

This photo clearly shows dust that is suspended in the air, caught in the sunlight from the window.

Clinical Tests

Unlike conventional vacuums that can recirculate dust, a BEAM Central Vacuum System removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergens and carries them away from living areas—to help improve indoor air quality. Research has proven that a BEAM system provides measurable relief for allergy sufferers—as much as 61%!*. A BEAM central vacuum system makes for a cleaner home and healthier living, even if you don't suffer from allergies.

ALA Health House

American Lung Association, Healthy Houses should have Central Vacuum Systems installed, where more than 70% of flooring is carpeted.

Powerful deep cleaning

Up to five times more powerful than an upright vacuum, a BEAM Central Vacuum System deep cleans carpets, upholstery, draperies, wood and tile. You'll even dust less often!

Allergy Sufferers, Veterinarians Manage Dander with BEAM Central Vacuum

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), as many as 10 million of the 100 million Americans who own pets are allergic to their dogs and cats. Yet 80 percent of pet owners keep their pets inside the home, triggering sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose and a variety of other allergic reactions.

The same deep cleaning and allergen-reducing capability that makes BEAM Central Vacuum Systems appealing to veterinarians also makes them ideal for pet owners’ homes.

In fact, numerous allergy physicians and environmental organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say the use of central vacuum systems may help some patients live comfortably with pets in the home. Because they exhaust no air into the room that can stir up pet dander and other allergens and completely remove contacted allergens from the living area, central vacuum systems significantly reduce exposure to animal dander, dust mites and other allergens.

That is a scary picture of a Dust mite! Our homes are teeming with dust mites, which are the likely source of many allergies.

Below is part of a very interesting article published on Stuff, 22nd March 2018

Damp, mouldy homes, a love of furry pets and our acres of green pasture mean lots of sneezing, wheezing and feeling lousy for those with allergies. 

Mark Dixon, Chief Executive of charitable organisation Allergy New Zealand, said most of us don't realise how bad it is here. "People who are newly arrived and are just settling in are hit with it, they're just not used to it," he said. "It's not something we should just put up with."

Here are the most common sources of airborne allergens:

Our damp, poorly ventilated houses contain some of the highest levels of dust mites in the world.

"New Zealand is the capital of the world when it comes to dust mites," said Dixon. "They love it when it's between 18 - 24 degrees, with 60% humidity or higher. We deliver beautifully for them."

The microscopic mites, which eat human skin scales and other debris, absorb water from the environment. The bed, couch and carpets are ideal breeding grounds.

Dust mites can trigger allergic rhinitis (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat) and aggravate asthma, thanks to the allergens present in their faecal particles. Tiny and light, the particles float into the air and if inhaled can cause a reaction.

"If you've got the symptoms of an airborne allergy, it's quite likely to be dust mites," Dixon said.  

The best way to control them is to prevent the conditions that cause them to multiply. This means reducing dampness and humidity with proper ventilation and minimising or cleaning the areas they like to live.

If you have people with allergies in your household, choosing hard surfaces such as floorboards or tiles over carpets and leather couches over fabric ones can help. If that's not an option, thorough vacuuming, washing and airing is next best.

The complete article - see link below

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/102394823/skyhigh-allergy-rates-and-what-can-help?fbclid=IwAR0QlYRa_f7S-ElBlFW85UnMSfquY8qhZJO3bZt8oXT8J4b59lrPJjhDRos

*Study results published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology.

Central vacuum systems provide cleaner indoor air by efficiently removing particles without stirring up microscopic dust particles and remitting them into the interior of the home. The vacuum receptacle is vented outside of the living space keeping the air inside free of pollutants.

The Healthy House Institute


DID YOU KNOW?

American Lung Association
Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma and lung cancer and 87% of home owners are not aware that pollution may be worse in the homes than outdoors.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Indoor air quality is 2 to 5 times - and occasionally 100 times, worse than outdoors air. It is estimated that most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Six out of 10 homes and buildings are “sick” and are hazardous to the occupants.
The Healthy House Institute
Central vacuum systems provide cleaner indoor air by efficiently removing particles without stirring up microscopic dust particles and remitting them into the interior of the home. The vacuum receptacle is vented outside of the living space keeping the air inside free of pollutants.
Health Canada
It is well known that poor indoor air quality increases the severity and frequency of respiratory symptoms experiences by asthmatics. Dust mites are the only indoor air pollutants that are recognized to cause asthma in otherwise healthy people.
World Health Organization
Asthma is under-diagnosed and under- treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families, possibly restricting individual’s activities for a lifetime. An estimated 235 billion people globally suffer from asthma and is the most common chronic disease among children.
BMC Microbiology
Approximately 500 bacterial species are estimated to be present in dust, including Staphylococcus and Streplococcus.
World Health Organization
Nearly 2 million people worldwide die prematurely from illness attributed to indoor air pollution. Of those, more than 1 million people a year die from chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (COPD) that develop due to exposure to indoor air pollutants. It is believed that 64 million people have some form of COPD and the World Health Organization predicts that it will become the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.