What You Need to Know About Air Purifiers

Air purifiers offer a simple solution to reducing or eliminating odors and pollutants indoors.

Air purifiers pull in your room’s air and run it through filters that catch and trap pollutants such as dust mites, smoke and pollen. These pollutants can negatively impact your health and comfort.

The heart of an air purifier is its filter system. The most common type is a HEPA, which stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a dense mat that captures pollen and dust mites with particles as small as 0.3 microns, smaller than the width of a human hair.

Air purifiers pull in dirty air, trap dust, pollen and smoke — and send out clean air with a fan. They work almost as a high-tech sieve; they catch what you don’t want to breathe.

In addition to the HEPA filter, activated carbon filters tackle chemicals and odors such as cooking odors, pet odors and even the scent of dirty sneakers while the fan circulates air.

Air filters tirelessly remove tiny dust particles that can sneak into every nook and cranny. For anyone living in the suburbs or city, where construction, traffic and daily hustle contribute to indoor dust levels, an effective air purifier may help.

Choose a quiet air purifier with a lower decibel level if you plan to place it in rooms where people gather or sleep. You may opt for a model with an auto option that uses sensors to adjust the filtering rate.

Learn more about selecting, using and maintaining an air purifier in your home when you read the whole article over on Food Drink Life!