1. Do air purifiers improve health ?
The very quick answer is YES – we all know that air pollution can seriously damage your health, by stopping your respiratory system from working effectively and by contributing to heart disease. Recent studies have shown that toxins in the air can alter your blood chemistry which can lead to serious problems.
Anything that can reduce pollution, so that we’re not breathing it in, will reduce the dangers to our health.
The air purifier was designed specifically to remove unwanted toxins and particles from the air and consequently the health benefits are enormous.
2. What takes dust out of the air ?
The dust in the air is a mixture of many things – hair, skin flakes, dander, food particles, bacteria, dust mites and toxins. Cleaning the house by vacuuming and polishing is a great step towards removing much of the offending dust that is lying on a surface or floor, but it can also stir up finer particles back into the air. The air purifier was created to remove these things out of the air, to let you breathe clean healthy oxygen.
3. Do personal air purifiers work ?
Personal air purifiers have had a little bit of bad press recently, primarily because of the range that these devices cover. But these are designed to cover a relatively small area of air – around you – hence the name personal air purifier.
You won’t find as many features on a personal air purifier as you do on larger models, simply because of the size of the device and to keep costs low, although there are some quite sophisticated models available.
4. Where should I place my air purifier ?
There will be something in the house that emits more unwanted particles and toxins into the air than other things. The first task is to find out what it is – is there someone in the house who smokes, if so where do they often smoke? place the air purifier there. Or maybe you have a pet dog that likes to get his paws dirty – place the air purifier near to where the dog sleeps.
5. How to tell if air purifier is working
Firstly check the air is actually being circulated. Air needs to come out of the device to be circulated. Check that you can feel the air leaving the purifier. Check the filters – the filters trap particles and so you should find that after a while, the filter will start to get dirty – if it’s not, then the air purifier is not working.
6. Should I leave my air purifier on when I’m not home ?
Firstly you need to consult the manual that came with device as different manufacturers will recommend guidelines for safe useage. But generally, most air purifiers are designed to be on all the time. Keep the setting on economy or low for long periods of time, for the most efficient and economical use.
7. Should I sleep with air purifier on ?
Low quality air in the bedroom will result in low quality sleep. Removing harmful particles from the air, cleaning and freshening the bedroom will result in a much better sleep, so yes sleep with the air purifier on.
8. Should I leave windows open or closed ?
This depends on the general quality of the air outside. Letting some fresh air in to mix with the purified air is not a bad thing at all, but if you live in a very polluted area then leave the windows open for the most effective use.
9. Are air purifiers worth it ?
Most definitely – improving the air quality in your house will bring numerous health benefits to you. If you have asthma or any bronchial condition, then purifying the air is going to help you immensly. There are many different models available to suit your budget, but all will be contributing to your physical wellbeing.
10. What is the best air purifier ?
The best may not be the same for everyone as everybody has different requirements, but best on a budget would be The Levoit air purifier which uses 3 stages of filtration but retails for less than $100.