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Improving Your Health With Air Purifiers

You can improve your health with air purifiers, according to some studies. With buildings being made tighter for energy conservation purposes, indoor air isn't getting exchanged with outdoor air, so the concentration of pollutants can actually be higher. A good air purifier can fix your problem. A thorough research of government and consumer advocate articles will help you determine if an ionic or UV air purifier is in your future. Do be careful about ozone air purifiers; they may make the pollution inside even worse.

Do you suffer from health problems like asthma, allergies, or even something simple like a runny nose or eyes? You can help to improve your health with air purifiers in your home. The air in your home can be more polluted than outside air, some experts say. This is why many people turn to air purifiers to help remove particulates and other pollutants out of the air that they breathe. Air purifiers also have many different health benefits that can make you feel better both physically and mentally. How do you choose an air purifier that will work best for your needs and home?

Determining the problems you have will help you determine your air purifier needs, and this is your first step. Do you or a member of your family suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have pets or does anyone smoke? What size of room are you cleaning first, or will you go the route of a whole-house air purifier? Each of these questions needs to be taken into consideration so that you will know which air purifier will work best for your particular room and your needs.

Not all air purifiers are created equal. That is why it is of utmost importance that you research the different types of air purifiers so that you will find one that will satisfy your needs. Do not make your decision solely on cost. Air purifiers vary greatly in the amount and size of particulates that their filters can remove, so it is important that you choose the one that will remove the particular irritants that bother you, as well as one that fits your budget.

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) purifiers are considered the best at removing a wide variety of particulates from the air. EHPA purifiers were first created for use during World War II to help keep atomic particulates under control in the laboratories. After the war, the air purifier technology was declassified and they began to be used in hospitals and other areas that needed clean air. Now you can find them to use in your homes. They remove a large variety of particulates, like pollen, dust, and dander, from the air, so are a great air purifier for people who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Other types of air purifiers include ionic air purifiers, ozone air purifiers, and UV air purifiers. All of these air purifiers work in different ways and can capture different sizes and types of particulates. Ionic air purifiers generate a negative charge on a metal plate; that negative charge attracts the positively charged particles in your air that are then "trapped" on the metal plate. An ion air purifier can be a great way to clean a smokey room.

Ozone air purifiers are popular, but the high concentrations of ozone they generate can be harmful to plants and animals. The problem you create with an ozone air purifier could be worse than the problem you are trying to fix. Yes, ozone is present in nature, but that doesn't make it a good air cleaner, or good for you.

UV (ultra-violet light) air purifiers work to kill organisms that cause illness. They only work on the air that come directly in contact with it, so having a device that moves the air is also important. UV air purifiers work on microbes and organisms, but not on particles like dust, dander or pollen.

Air purifiers will not cure your respiratory problems, but with proper cleaning of your home and the use of air purifiers, you can make a huge difference in the severity and incidence of your symptoms. That can make a big difference to an allergy or asthma sufferer. If you will do your research to learn more about air purifiers, then you are sure to find that you can improve your health with air purifiers.