In this blog post, I’d like to talk about the importance of air purifiers in our homes. Living in a city myself, and with the latest government ‘clean air’ schemes being released in various cities, I’ve been wondering… is there some truth behind better air quality = healthier life?
When living in a city it can be difficult to escape air pollution and any potential airborne diseases that come with it. However, with the right tools and equipment, it would seem that we can create a semblance of fresh country air in our own homes.
Air purifiers are a common solution to improve the air quality in our homes. These machines remove harmful substances from the air, including cigarette smoke, allergens, bacteria, chemical vapors, and other irritants that can cause chronic illnesses. A central air purifier is a great option for those who can afford the initial cost, as it can offer healthier living options for the entire household and is less noisy compared to a room purifier. Additionally, a central air purifier is more cost-effective than installing separate purifiers in each room.
The most efficient air purifiers on the market are those that use HEPA filters. These filters are 99.99% efficient in removing air contaminants and can remove allergens, bacteria, and pollen from the air. However, they are not capable of removing smoke or cigarette odors from a room, as well as very small particles. To maximize the benefits of HEPA air filters, many homeowners choose to use additional technologies, such as ionizers, activated carbon filters, and ozone generators.
While a central air purifier is more cost-effective, individual room purifiers are more effective in purifying a single room. However, it’s important to be wary of claims that portable air purifiers can purify an entire house, as they are typically only designed for use in a single room. Additionally, it’s important to consider the wattage of the air purifier you use, as air purifiers with high wattages can add significantly to your annual electricity bill and be noisier than those with lower wattages.
In conclusion, air purifiers can offer numerous benefits to your home and family. Whether you choose a central air purifier or individual room purifiers, make sure to choose a system with the right technologies and wattage to meet your specific needs and budget. A clean and healthy indoor air environment is essential for a comfortable and healthy home, and an air purifier is a simple and effective way to achieve that.