Air purifiers have gained a lot of attention in recent years as an electronic device that will help clean the air we breathe in our homes, but are they efficient? Do they really work the way manufacturers claim they do? How do we know if it is the right choice for our home?
The average American home is almost five times as polluted as the air you find outside¹ due to many factors like poor ventilation or chemicals in our household cleaners. While this may affect how efficient an air purifier is, simply put, air purifiers do work. They are good at removing allergens, pollutants, dust, pet odor and many more airborne particles that come into our home.
Most air purifiers on the market utilize two major mechanisms to get rid of pollutants. These two mechanisms are a HEPA Filter and an Ionic Generator.
A HEPA Filter helps take in and trap air particles so they are not released back into the air you breathe. It can remove around 99.97% of allergens and other pollutants that are in the air².
An Ionic Generator creates negatively charged ions that attract toxins to eliminate them from the air you breathe by dropping them to the floor to be vacuumed. Some purifiers on the market utilize electrostatic collection to eliminate toxins.
Air purifiers are a good option for individuals who suffer from allergies and asthma. They are also a good option for those who want to improve overall health and have a better quality of life within their home. Choosing an air purifier for your home will depend on your needs.
If you are interested to find out more about home air purification, a professional at HAYNES Heating & Cooling is ready to assist. Give us a call today and one of our compassionate experts will guide you in your decision.
¹Source: The United States Environmental Protection Agency
²Source: NIOSH (the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health