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Guide to Air Purifiers

Guide to Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are a safe and effective way to improve the air quality in a given amount of space. You can find air purifiers in many different shapes, styles, and sized. A majority of them that are available today are really inexpensive to own. Some models even come with energy efficiency and low operating costs. The purifier can be used for all seasons of the year. In the warmer or summer months, it is very effective in reducing the number of allergens that are in the air. This is very beneficial to persons with asthma or allergies and may help to reduce the complications associated with them. During the cooler or winter months, the air purifier can help by keeping the warmer air inside you house. Warmer air is easier to breath, in turn making you and your family more comfortable.
In most houses you can find a high number of allergens lurking throughout. One of the allergens often found in the household is cigar, cigarette and pipe smoke and its residue. This can cause a serious problem with persons whom have allergies or asthma. An air purifier can help to combat second hand smoke and may be a great benefit.
Another allergen that is very common to find in most households is animal dander. Animal dander is the flakes of dead skin that is shed by animals. If you have indoor animals this dander can be deposited in your carpets or furniture which can lead to allergies. Pollen is another common allergy that is often found in a household. Pollen can be caused by grass, flowers and trees. Pollen enters the air in your house when a door is opened or a window is not shut. Pollen can trigger allergies and when sneezing occurs can spread even more germs. Mold and mildew can also prove to be a problem when warm and humid conditions are present. An air purifier can help to reduce the exposure to the allergen.

When you decide to purchase an air purifier for your home there some things you should consider. You need to choose the right size filter for the room you will have it in most of the time. Most air purifiers are portable, so they can easily be transported from room to room with ease. Before purchasing a unit you should be familiar with the clean air delivery rate, as this will help with making sure you have the right unit for the right room. The CADR revolves around the number of cubic feet that a unit can expel in one minute. When checking the CADR look for higher and lower numbers. The higher numbers can expel a higher volume of purified air. The lower number CADR will expel at a lower rate and may be used for smaller rooms. If a product has been CADR approved than it can be used to remove particles form smoke, tobacco, mildew, mold pollen, dust, and pet dander.

It is recommended to choose a model with a HEPA filter, as these are known to filter more than 99% of air pollutants. You also want to find a unit with a cycle time of ten minutes or less. Some models come with speed controls and a filter check option.

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