The Good Air Lady
The Good Air Lady
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Do You Need An Office Air Purifier?

Office air can be dirtier than the air outside, according to some studies. Good office air purifiers can help. When air isn't cleaned by exchanging it with outdoor air, it becomes stale and filled with particulates that can make you sick. Bacteria and viruses, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from office furniture and office wall and floor finishes, and dust and pollens get concentrated, all contributing to reduced health and increased mental fatigue. What combination of UV air purifiers, electrostatic and ionic air purifiers will give you the clean air you deserve? Check consumer reports published by government offices and consumer advocate groups to find the best ones for your situation. They will also help you cut through the sales hype too often found on websites and in sales brochures.

Have you ever considered how healthy the air is in your office or business? Studies have found that indoor air pollution in some homes and businesses may be actually worse than the air outside. These findings have led many people to purchase office air purifiers to help protect themselves from the particulates that may be in the air that they breathe. Many people though, are overwhelmed by the number of different air purifiers that are available, which makes them decide to forgo purchasing one at all for their home or office.

How do you know which home or office purifier will work best for you? You first need to understand how an air purifier works. If the air does not move through the air purifier's filter, then the particulates cannot be captured that are in the air that you breathe. This means that air purifiers that are filterless will not work very well since there is not anywhere for the particulates to be trapped. Make sure that the air purifier that you choose employs an air filtering system of some type to make sure that the pollutants are removed from the air and trapped.

Now you need to determine what your needs are for an air filter. Do you have smokers in your office? Do people bring their pets into work? How large of the office area do you want clean? Do you have allergies to any specific pollutants? Answering these questions will help you determine which air purifier will work best for you.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) purifiers are considered one of the best kinds of air purifiers that are available. They can remove up to 99.97% of the particulates that come into contact with the filter. This means that they are highly efficient at removing particulates like pet dander, dust mites, pollen, or other irritants. This air purifier is an excellent choice, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma. If you smoke, you will want to make sure that the air purifier also has a charcoal filter because that is what helps remove odors from the air.

Other air purifiers include ozone air purifiers, electrostatic air purifiers, UV air purifiers, and ionic air purifiers. These air purifiers have different qualities, and some work relatively well. Ozone air purifiers are being associated with health problems because too much ozone in the air can be harmful to living beings. Electrostatic and ionic air purifiers give the particulates an electrical charge, which helps them stick to the filter, or to any surface in your room. UV air purifiers help rid the air that comes in contact with it of bacteria and viruses, making it great for offices and hospitals.

Learning more about office air purifiers will help you determine which type will work best for your needs and then you can find one that meets your budget. Don't buy an air purifier solely based on price. Buy the best one for your situation. Read various consumer reports, published by non-partisan groups and the government. You deserve clean air in your office, and will probably work better because of it.