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Electrostatic Air Purifiers For Indoor Air Quality

Electrostatic air purifiers are a good solution to cleaning the air in a room, if the air has larger particulates, and if the air is circulated so that more of it comes into contact with the machine. Shop carefully, and make sure that you are getting the full clean-air protection you need.

With the increased attention being given to air quality, both indoors and out, is it any wonder many people are turning to air purifiers to help clean the air inside their homes and offices? Although many people don't think of the air inside their home as being polluted, in many cases it is even more polluted than the air outside your home. This is scary to think about, isn't it? Why is indoor pollution greater than outdoor pollution?

The main reason is that newer homes are being built airtight to help keep heating and cooling costs down. This may be good for your electric bill, but it is not good for the air inside your home, because there is not anywhere for the contaminants in your home to go. There is no airflow between the inside and outside of your home, which could help to dissipate some of the contaminants to a level that they would not have any impact on your health. Older buildings also can suffer from indoor air pollution -- or sick building syndrome -- because of the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) released by furnishings and finishes used in remodelling. Indoor air pollution is why many homeowners are choosing to purchase electrostatic air purifiers or other kinds of air purifiers to help keep the air in their home healthier to breathe.

What is so great about electrostatic air purifiers? Electrostatic air purifiers create negative ion -- a static charge -- into the air which attracts particulates that are floating around. This static charge is then attracted to the collection plates inside the air purifier that enables the contaminants or pollutants to be trapped and taken out of the air that you breathe. They work comparatively well at removing larger particulates from the air, but if you want odors, bacteria, germs, or viral germs to be removed then you may want to consider a different type of air purifier.

The good news about the electrostatic air purifier is that there is not usually a filter that needs to be cleaned, however, the collection plates must be wiped down with a damp cloth to keep them capable of attracting the trapped particulate. The bad news about electrostatic air purifiers is air has to be moved to them for their negative ions to do their work.

Some electrostatic air purifiers combine the electric static technology with other kinds of air purifier technology to make the purifier more efficient at cleaning the air. An electrostatic air purifier is 95% efficient at removing particulates and contaminants from the air that you breathe. You can significantly decrease the levels of pollutants in the air inside your home significantly impacting your health.

Making the decision to buy an air purifier may be an easy one, but it will become much more difficult when you try to determine which air purifier is best for your particular needs and your home. Evaluate your particular needs to help make your decision easier and more clear-cut. With just a little research, you will be able to find the one that will help you breathe easier in no time.