Home Air Purifiers

Written by Norene Anderson
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Home air purifiers are making breathing much easier for millions of people every day. Many of these are located in the bedroom since approximately one third of our day is spent sleeping. Breathing clean, filtered air during sleep is a great way to give the respiratory system a break from all the pollutants of the day.

Some home air purifiers are a combination of a charcoal or activated carbon and a HEPA filter. This combination removes as much as 99.9 percent of the particles that are 0.3 microns or more. It also removes odors and gases from the air as it is cycled through the filter. Between the two, there is very little left except pure, refreshed air.

Home Air Purifiers Work

Many home air purifiers will capture and eliminate as much as 96 percent of the mold, fungi, viruses, and bacteria in the air. The circulation of the air in an average room may be anywhere from two times per hour to six times per hour. This may be controlled by the speed of the fan and the power of the suction to pull the air through the filtering system.

Technology is changing everything including air purifiers. Advances in materials to better capture and destroy common household contaminants are continually being introduced into the market. Before trying any new fad in air purifiers, check out the facts. The filter should be rated to define the actual particle size of pollutants it is designed to eliminate.


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