What Does An Air Purifier Actually Do?

March 19, 2010

in Cat Health

There are various forms of air purifier systems, so it can be difficult to know what someone means when they talking about air purifying. For instance, all air conditioning units and most central heating systems have some form of air purification built in. In deed, the air purification filters in most split air conditioning units are very advanced. A similar add-on unit can be purchased for most central heating and central conditioning systems.

However, you may not need heating or cooling equipment, but you may want a dedicated air purifier. Air purification units can greatly enhance your quality of life, especially if you suffer from an allergy or live with a smoker or animals.

Air purifiers or air cleaners, as they are also known, clean the air of pollutants and foreign bodies. However, some air purifiers are more sophisticated than others, so it is a good idea to identify what you want to eliminate from your air before you buy one.

This is because not all machines will accept all kinds of filter and not all filters will eliminate all pollutants. Some will, but not all. So if you want to take pollen out of the air because you suffer from hay fever, check with the dealer that the unit that you like, can perform the job.

Air purifiers will greatly help allergy sufferers and some people do not know that they have an allergy. Some people are allergic to pet hairs, or dog and or cat skin particles or smoke or traffic pollutants like tyre rubber to say nothing of the exhaust fumes that none of us want. So, if you live close to a road or a factory, or keep a cat or a dog, you live with a smoker or you suffer from hay fever, an air purifier would probably be good for you.

How you do this is clearly up to you. If you have a central air conditioning unit already, it is probably better for you to install an air purification system near your blower. This method is relatively cheap ($300 – $1,000), but it will purify the air in the whole house.

If you live in a bedsit, a trailer or a caravan and it gets hot where you live, a split air con system is perhaps better for you, but if you just want to purify the air immediately around you, then a portable air purifier will meet your requirements.

One word of warning though, many of the cheaper portable air purifying units are worse than useless because they are burning your electricity without giving you any benefit. These cheap units do not have the power to clean large volumes of air and they do not have filters that are capable of blocking the allergens that trouble us.

Owen Jones, the author of this piece, writes on many topics, but is currently involved with split air conditioning systems. If you are interested in Home Air Conditioning Systems, please click through to our site.

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