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Ion Air Purifiers

Review air purifiers through articles and reports that compare ion air purifiers, and other air purifiers, to find the best air purifiers for your situation at home and work. People with respiratory irritations like asthma and allergies, want a clean room to help remove the allergens they are reacting to. Be careful to include government reports in your research so you aren't swayed by some of the sales hype that's out there.

Ion air purifiers work to eliminate the particles within the air that can cause harmful reactions to human or animal respiratory system. These are some of the best air purifiers because they pull the bad particles out of the air without the cost of expensive HEPA filtration, without hurting the plants and animals in the room the ion air purifier is working. For those who are looking for a high quality home air purifier, this may be an excellent place to start. Ion air purifiers are a value to any home.

If you take a moment to consider the stream of sun shining in your window on the nice warm summer day, you will likely notice a number of particles floating within it. Those particles are the largest of the particles that are in the air. The fact is that there are another 3 million more in the average household that you do not see that can effect you. A proper air purification removes up to 97.9% of the particles in the air.

Ion air purifiers work by using an ion generator, called the ionizer, that negatively charges the particles in the air. This process causes the particles to become attracted to various surfaces in the room, such as furniture, walls and each other. The negative charge causes them to attach to the surface they've been attracted to, removing them from the air and leaving them on surfaces that can be cleaned off. Some of the ion air purifiers also have an electrostatic precipitator that charge a metal grill to attract and capture these particles.

One big plus of an air purifier is that it removes even the smallest particles, as small as 0.01 microns, from the air. They are effective at neutralizing viruses and bacteria, as well as removing cigarette smoke and chemical fumes, from the air. Furthermore, it has the ability to circulate air, eliminating particles from a larger area of the room.

The drawbacks to ion air purifiers are that they don't remove odors, they don't kill the fungi and germs that are removed from the air, and they don't effectively remove chemicals. Additionally, the particles that are removed from the air, aren't collected (unless an electrostatic precipitator is used), meaning someone has to manually do that if you want to have a clean room.

As you consider buying an ion air purifier, read consumer reports, government reports, and reviews about air purifiers found on the internet. These reports and reviews will help you decide which is the best air purifier on the market for your situation.

Lastly, to get the most out of the ion air purifier you are considering, think about matching it up with a HEPA air filter that will collect the particles the ionizer causes to fall out of the air. If you are striving to create a really clean room, a UV air purifier that kills viruses, fungi and germs would be another good addition to your air cleaning system.

If you are suffering from allergies and other respiratory irritations, an ion air purifier could be just the solution for you at home and work.