New Year, Healthier You: Cleaner Air and Water

January 9, 2024 by Kenmore

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Creating a better, healthier, cleaner, and more fulfilling life for yourself and your family starts with the fundamental basics. That new year, fresh home feeling is dependent on the air you breathe and the water you drink and use at home.

That New Year Cleanliness

Fresh air and clean water are truly the unsung heroes of home wellness. The tangible benefits of living with purified air that’s free of dust and dander, plus softened, filtered water free of contaminants, unwanted minerals and odors are documented and well-known.

But beyond the obvious wellness advantages, pure air and water simply makes your indoor environment more livable and more enjoyable, every day. And that’s just what “new year, new you” is all about. Read on and explore some fresh facts!

Breathe Easier, Starting Today

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Home air purification systems are nothing new. But many people in the U.S. started incorporating room air purifiers into their daily lives a few years ago, during the pandemic. Wildfires in various areas across the country are also a great reason to have an indoor air purifier on hand.  A quality air-purification system with true HEPA filtration (like the Kenmore 1500e Air Purifier) can remove an incredible 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns of non-living matter from the air you breathe, all day and every day!

That means you can eliminate dust, pet hair and dander, and other common indoor pollutants from your home or office.

Allergy Busters

If you have any asthma or allergy sufferers in your household, an air purification system is an absolute must-have. But even if you don’t, living with cleaner, fresher air is a healthier choice for you and for everyone else living under your roof.

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Our Kenmore 1500e Air Purifier with SilentClean™ HEPA Technology (also known as model #PM3020) covers up to 1500 sq. ft. of space, enough for large living areas, kitchens and offices. Most of the time, it’s working in the background so silently that you don’t even notice it. Its simple one-touch controls and easy-to-read digital display make it super-simple to operate. Set a mode, adjust the fan speed, engage the timer and more. And it is ENERGY STAR® certified, so it saves money by using minimal energy and resources… about the same as a lightbulb.

Since about 90% of modern life is spent indoors (on average), it just makes sense to spend that time without common pollutants, allergens, irritants, smoke, dust and dander contaminating your indoor air. What’s more, you can say goodbye to the smell of last night’s dinner or that funky odor from the basement, too!

Better Water, Pure Refreshment

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Installing a water softener is like giving your home an instant spa treatment. You’ll enjoy whiter and brighter laundry, using up to 50% less detergent, and clothes will last longer due to less hard-water residue in fabrics. Plus, with softer water in your home, your skin will thank you for the silky-smooth feel, and your hair will be shining and radiant without mineral buildup.

Soft water helps prevent nasty mineral buildup in your plumbing and your dishwasher, washing machine, and water heater, so your appliances will operate more efficiently, lasting longer and saving you money in the long run. And let’s not forget the environmental impact! Soft water requires less detergent, which means less chemicals going down the drain and more eco-friendly living.

Now… hold that thought for just a moment and consider the added benefits of whole-home water filtration. Imagine fresh, filtered water that’s free of sediment particles and yucky chlorine taste and odor, flowing from every faucet in your home, on demand. You can just say no to single-use plastic water bottles and say yes to a more sustainable lifestyle!

Water Softener

The Kenmore Elite 520 Hybrid Water Softener + Filter System gives you the best of both worlds: the remarkable benefits of soft water plus the refreshing pleasures of whole-home filtration. It is NSF International Certified to reduce hard water minerals, barium, radium, and chlorine taste & odor, and its innovative IntelliSoft Technology adjusts to your water needs, saving you money in salt, water and energy bills.

Best of all, it’s nearly effortless to use. Once installed, you never have to change filters – the system cleans itself upon regeneration.

Sustainable Wellness

The many benefits of pure air and water extend beyond today’s well-being. They can contribute to the long-term health of you and your family. With clean air circulating in your home, you’re creating an environment that promotes respiratory health, can reduce the risk of respiratory issues, and could even alleviate symptoms for those who already struggle with breathing difficulties. And over time, you may well find yourself feeling more alert, focused, energized, and productive.

Pure, filtered water is essential for staying hydrated and supporting the body’s natural processes. When your water is free from impurities, you’re not only quenching your thirst more effectively but also helping your body flush out unwanted impurities and toxins. And a cleaner overall environment supports a healthier immune system for a more complete, holistic, long-term approach to well-being.

Stay tuned. In the next story in this series, we’ll discover new ways to make cleaning and tidying up your living space easier than ever!

New year cleanliness doesn’t have to be a hassle. See more of our easy new year resolution ideas here.


Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about home air and water systems.

Q: What is “soft water,” and do I really need it?

A: Water naturally has dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Whether your local water supply is considered “hard” or “soft” depends on how much of these minerals can be found in your water. “Soft water” simply contains lower levels of calcium and/or magnesium than hard water.

Soft water prevents buildup of mineral deposits in your pipes, water-using appliances and sinks & tubs, lengthening their lifespans, while reducing spots on glassware and dishes and improving the appearance of hair and skin.

Q: How do I know if I have an indoor air problem?

The EPA suggests monitoring your health effects after a change in your surroundings. Watch out for smelly or stuffy air, condensation on walls or windows, or mold growth around your home or office space. If you suspect the quality of your air, an efficient air purifier with true HEPA filtration can help you breathe easier.

New year cleanliness doesn’t have to be a hassle. See more of our easy new year resolution ideas here.


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