Up to 45% of Americans have not taken any steps to improve their indoor air quality. That’s a lot of people breathing worse air than they could be.
One of the best ways to improve the air quality in any home is by utilizing air purifiers. Air purifiers work to remove pollutants and other irritants from the air in your home and allow you to breathe easier.
Let’s take a look at how they work, and why you need one.
How Do Air Purifiers Work?
Air purifiers are designed to improve indoor air quality. They work by removing contaminants and pollutants from the air inside. They work through a mixture of filtration and ionization.
Air filters like the ones sold by Conway Comfort primarily use a filtration mechanism to work. Air gets drawn into the device through a fan; the air then passes through a series of filters to remove the airborne particles contained.
The type of filtration that you need depends on your circumstances. Fiberglass and activated carbon filters are effective for filtering out larger particles and odors. If you’re looking for something to deal with things like dust, pollen, or pet dander, then you’ll need a HEPA filter.
In addition to filtration, some air purifiers employ ionization technology. These purifiers use an electrical charge to produce negative ions that attach to airborne particles. This causes them to become negatively charged.
These charged particles then stick to positively charged plates or surfaces inside the purifier, effectively removing them from the air.
UV Air Sanitizers
Other advanced air purifiers may include technologies like UV lamps. These lamps emit ultraviolet light that can kill or inactivate bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms in the air as it passes through the purifier.
Conway Heating and Cooling provide both standard air filters and UV air sanitizers. Whichever one you need depends on your circumstances.
Do I Need an Air Purifier?
This question can be answered with another question: who wouldn’t benefit from breathing better-quality air? Aside from that, there are certain personal circumstances that will make you need an air purifier more than others.
Asthma and Allergies
If you or your family members frequently experience respiratory issues like allergies or asthma, such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, or congestion, it may be beneficial to invest in an air purifier. Purifiers can help remove allergens like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores from the air, alleviating symptoms.
Those of you that own pets will know that dander can be a real problem, especially in the spring and summer months when some types of pets will begin to shed a lot.
If you have pets in your home, particularly if you’re allergic to pet dander, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can help reduce the amount of pet hair, allergens, and odors in the air.
Your Local Environment
Some areas simply have cleaner air than others. If you live in an area with high levels of pollution, near busy roads, construction sites, or industrial areas, an air purifier can help mitigate the impact of outdoor pollutants that can seep indoors.
Choose Conway Comfort Heating and Cooling for All Your HVAC Needs
Air purifiers can help your home feel cleaner and help you breathe easier if you suffer from respiratory problems. So, where can you buy one? That’s where Conway Comfort comes in.
We take indoor air quality seriously, and we offer a range of air purifiers and UV air sanitizers to help improve the air quality in your home.
Contact us today to see how we can help you.