The average person spends 80 to 90% of their time indoors. While many people worry about the pollution outdoors, few give even a single thought to the air inside their homes. Unfortunately this is a critical mistake because the air inside of a home can be 10 times more polluted than outside.
How an Air Purifier Works
An air purifier can help reduce the pollutants found in a home. The purifier is placed inside the home’s central duct system. Air coming out of the furnace is forced through the system, which features layers and charged tungsten wires to block pollutants from proceeding on. Then the air is sent into a collection chamber, which uses a cleaning process to remove any remaining pollutants. After running through a charcoal filter to remove odors, the air is then sent into the house. This process is known as electrostatic precipitation.
Benefits of an Air Cleaner
The removal of air pollutants by an air purifier has many potential benefits for any home. Some of these benefits include:
The air purifier cleans the air of pollutants by a process called electrostatic precipitation, as described above. There are four main pollutants that they work to remove:
1. Air Particles: pet dander, pollen, fungi, etc.
2. Gases and Odors: various bad smells – tobacco smoke or pet odor
3. Volatile Organic Compounds – disinfectants, cleaning supplies, and more
4. Micro Organisms – viruses, bacteria, and pathogens
Many people suffer from severe allergies and asthma and the number of people affected increases every year. This increase may be caused by the severe pollution in homes today. Because the air purifier removes harmful particles from the air, many people experience fewer incidents and flare ups with their allergies and asthma. The removal of viruses and bacteria helps keep people well.
Variety of Types and Sizes
Air purifiers come in many different types and sizes to fit the needs of any house. Different purifiers are designed to target different pollutants. For example, a house with pets would benefit from a purifier focused on air particles to remove any pet dander from the air. General filters are also available to give homes without any special requirements overall cleaner air. They also come in different sizes so that all of the home’s air can be cleaned without being wasteful.
Obviously cleaner air is always a good thing for the environment. Air purifiers run on less electricity than a single light bulb, providing all of these great environmental and health advantages with very small energy requirements.