The purpose and function of the air purifier is to remove allergies, smoke particles and (VOC) Volatile Organic Compounds that can cause health concerns. In residential air purifiers, the use of a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter entraps adverse fragments in a fine mesh material as air moves through. The proper placement of an air purifier is to put it in the room where the most traffic is. And to fully reap,the benefits of an air purifier, it is pertinent to research and choose one that is big enough to filter the size of room in which you will be using it in.
Some myths that surround air purifiers are that air purifiers can remove odors from the air and that they will eliminate all allergy irritations in your home. Neither of these claims are correct. HEPA filters have no impact on the odors in your home, and the particles that cause allergies are not just in the air that you breathe. There can be pollutants trapped in carpets, curtains, bedding, countertops, etc. Air purifiers are not the infinite answer to those suffering for air quality sicknesses but can be a step in the right direction!
Choosing the right air purifier for your home is based on preference and size, as most purifiers accomplish the same task. However, there is a difference in the amount of space a purifier can clean and visual appeal. There are also differences in the speed in which a purifier works, a faster speed of purifier tends to work better however, they are significantly louder. Doing research into the purifiers efficiency rating via The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is highly suggested. This group measures the clean-air delivery rate (CADR) and delivers a score for all units based on this regulation. A score above 350 is considered excellent and below 100 indigent.
While an air purification system may seem like an easy short-term solution to air pollution, it is important and recommended by the EPA that residents look for long term solutions and get to the heart of the air irritants. Prevention is always the best solution to any problem, and finding ways to improve the air quality in the environment, starts with individuals in their own home.