Air purifiers for your home

March 5th, 2015

We all know how important air purifiers are for your home.  Keeps the allergens at bay and keeps you and your family safe from harm.  Indoor allergens and pet dander especially in the winter months can cause a problem for your family.  Your pets are in your home and cannot go out due to the harsh weather conditions, so what do you do?  There are many numerous ways to keep your home from harmful contaminants on a daily basis during this difficult time.  Most important is to vacuuming your home if you have carpets on a daily basis.  If you have tile and wood floors, sweep and mop on a daily basis.  For your homes air purifiers might be a great idea for extra care.

Advantages of having an air purifier:

  • The first advantage is that you will breathe easier if you have allergies.
  • If you asthma it will reduce your flare-ups and your families if they suffer from asthma as well.
  • It cleans out all the bad odor in your homes.
  • Air purifiers can suck up second hand smoke and even eliminate any smells
  • You can find HEPA filters in most air purifiers. These are small, portable units that may work for a single room. Dust mites, mold spores, pollen, and pet dander in the air inside your home can cause problems if your family has allergies or asthma.  HEPA filters can help filter out these contaminants.

Different filters:

  • Ionic filters they produce negatively charged ions, also called anions, which then attract particles in the air, in much the same way as static electricity. As the particles make contact with the anions, they are deionized and removed from the air stream. Ionic air filters are commonly used in commercial air filtration. Removes ultra-fine particles as small as 0.01 microns
  • Sterilizes bacteria, viruses, smoke, and other toxic fumes, Very quiet because there are no fans or motor.
  • HEPA filters trap particles using several different approaches. First, they intercept particles as the air flows through the filter, and particles within close proximity to a fiber are caught and trapped
  • Carbon air filters use activated carbon to trap chemicals and gases, and can also filter cigarette smoke. As the air passes through the filter, the activated carbon absorbs the odors and gasses and neutralizes them.
  • UVA air light filters use a reaction that occurs when titanium dioxide is exposed to UV light. As the air stream encounters the photochemical process, harmful particles, such as mold and bacteria, are neutralized. Some ultraviolet filters generate ozone to kill bacteria and sometimes may not be properly dispersed, posing a serious health concern. If purchasing an Ultraviolet light air purifier, make sure to find a system that does not produce ozone.

Now that you have more understanding how air purifiers work in your home, you can be more proactive on taking care of your family. Air purifiers can be a great benefit for you and your family on the long run. 

 



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