Types of Home Air Purifiers and Their Functions

How to Choose the Home Air Purifiers that Suits You?

The air you breathe is likely not very pure at all.  Whether you have pets, children, or you simply live in an area with pollution, you are breathing air that isn’t very high quality.  Even the hardiest person feels the effect of poor air quality on their health, whether it’s difficulty sleeping, asthma, succumbing more readily to colds, or other problems.  While large organizations like governments have at least vowed to work on air quality in many parts of the world, progress is slow, so people generally have to take matters into their own hands.  The best way to do this is with home air purifiers, but with so many on the market how do you know which one to choose?

A car air purifier is a very simple purifier; it simply filters out the dust and dirt, and pollutants that get into the car, thus creating cleaner air.  However, it’s tiny and really only suitable for inside a vehicle.

Ion air purifiers use a negatively charged ion particle to trap dust and dirt and make it cling to the purifier instead of floating freely.  While this cleans the air, it is by no means a permanent fix, as it is all too easy to lose the charge and have the dust float free again.  Ion air purifiers are popular in places where it wouldn’t be advisable to have other kinds of air purifiers, such as in submarines; they are also used by farmers because they are sturdy and effective enough for the outdoors.

Anion air purifiers clean the air by releasing ozone and anions which can sweep the air of pollutants and mould and then replace it with clean oxygen.  This is believed to not only promote health, but also higher productivity because you are clear headed from the increased oxygen.  Anion air purifiers are recommended for offices, but they can be used anywhere as they are very portable.

Aromatherapy air purifiers are an older style of air purifier that is nonetheless effective and relaxing too.  These kinds of air purifiers draw in stale, dirty air and purify it by using water to wash the air before blowing it out clean and smelling of whatever essential oils you used.  Although the air smells good and is clean for the moment, it’s not a permanent solution by any means and is best used for relaxing for a while, rather than for health.

Ozone air purifiers uses ozone to ‘shock treat’ a room or an entire building and get rid of pollutants and foul odors that way.  However, they are not at all suitable for a home environment as ozone is harmful to your health.  Ozone air purifiers are generally used by companies to clean the air in a building before people come in.

Hepa air purifiers are some of the best on the market; they filter and clean the air you breath and are suitable for any environment.  It uses a fibrous filter to trap dust and dirt and thus clean the air.  However, they do require maintenance; the filter has to be replaced every so often and if you’re purifying a particularly bad area, it will likely have to be replaced as soon as the job is done.

The final kind of air purifier is one which you likely have less experience with and that is the activated carbon air purifier, like bamboo charcoalActivated carbon air purifier use carbon as the cleaning agent in purifying the air and is a natural home air purifier.  The pores on the surface of the charcoal help to trap the pollutants. It is also the most economic, natural, basic and effective home air purifier for household.

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