What Are the Benefits of An Air Purifier?
In many homes, the air quality inside the residence is worse than the air quality outside. Contemporary homes efficiently produce heat and cooling, but are well-sealed from the outside and air inside is replaced slowly. The result is that odors and particles accumulate. Kitchens produce cooking odors, pets produce dander and odors, new furniture and carpet emit gases. If someone in the home smokes, that further adds to indoor pollution. Indoor air carries a burden of odors and particulate matter, and sometimes smoke. An air purifier helps control and eradicate indoor pollution.
One problem air purifiers handle well is bad odors. Cooking some vegetables, notably cabbage and onions, can create problem odors. Cat litter pans and bathrooms can also create problem odors that a purifier can remove.
Air Purifiers Remove Spores & Bacteria
Air normally carries an invisible cargo of mold spores, fungus spores, and bacteria. The air inside a residence will acquire more of these every time a door is opened. This has nothing to do with cleanliness or any other factor, spores and bacteria are literally everywhere. The mold that can appear on a slice of bread is an example. Air purifiers can remove a large proportion of spores and bacteria.
Purifier Removes Pollen to Stop Allergies
Another benefit of air purifiers concerns allergies. A large number of people have allergies, and a smaller number have the more serious medical condition of asthma. These are sometimes triggered by pollen or pet dander. Pollen in season can be a major pollutant, pollen grains floating in on the air from an opened door, or tracked in by shoes and pets. A purifier will remove a large portion of these and other allergens, making the allergy easier to deal with. Similarly, an air purifier can reduce the presence of factor associated with asthma attacks.
Air purifiers vary a great deal in price and effectiveness. Brian’s Heating & Cooling can help you determine what kind will be best for your household. They work well. You do have to remember to change the filter, though.