The air inside your home or office could be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors.
The pandemic brought air quality, particularly indoors, to the forefront for plenty of people who didn’t think much about it before.
You may feel like air purifiers are everywhere now, promising to save you from pollutants, help you be more productive, and even increase your life expectancy. Don’t be fooled, not every air purifier is good for your specific situation.
What Is an Air Cleaner?
Air purifiers are devices made up of a filter or multiple filters and a fan that circulates air. They refresh stale air by pushing it through the filter, catching pollutants and particles, and then releasing the clean air back into the room.
Do you need water? Yes. Do you need an air purifier? Not exactly, but you certainly do need air—so shouldn’t the air you breathe into your lungs be some of the best-quality air around? Most certainly, yes.
Asthma and allergies
About 8% of people have asthma or other respiratory difficulties. Frequent cleaning can help eliminate some of the pollutants, but many remain suspended in the air, carpets, furniture, floors, etc.
Because most air purifiers contain HEPA filters, they capture a higher percentage of these pollutants, making it easier to breathe on a day-to-day basis.
Exposure to vehicle exhaust by-products can increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s. That means if you live near a highway or in a city with a high volume of motor traffic, you may be at a greater risk. Just closing the windows and doors won’t keep them out, but an air purifier can help remove them from the air.
Some cleaning agents can also release chemicals into the air. Small amounts of these chemicals are harmless, but if you’re constantly cleaning, you might be undoing all of your good work unless you have an air purifier running.
Whether you live near a gas station, you’re having landscaping work done, you have a pet, or any number of other situations, air purifiers with HEPA filters and activated carbon filters trap particles to reduce the strength of smells in your surroundings.
Have you ever noticed how if one person gets the flu, it seems like everybody gets it within a week? That’s because they are all breathing the same air. Air purifiers with HEPA filters can help mitigate the spread of airborne diseases by filtering bacteria and viruses out of the air and releasing clean air.
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