There are many micro pollutants that can't be seen with the naked eye, so even if the air in your home looks and smells clean, it may not be. An air purifier is a device that filters allergens and odors out of the air, making it as clean as possible. Here are 3 advantages of having an air purifier in your home:
1. Air purifiers remove triggers for asthma and allergy sufferers. Common indoor triggers for asthma include dirt, dust, household cleaners, cooking smoke, paint products, cosmetics, hairsprays, perfumes, mold spores, and fumes released by some carpets. "Air purification is so important for asthma and allergy sufferers," explained Ron Vohs, owner of Best Vac in St. Charles. "We carry IQAir, Austin Air, and Boneco Air Purifiers; the first two we've sold for over 20 years. These companies specialize in air purification. Many big appliance companies sell air purifiers for awhile, then discontinue them. Then they discontinue the filters, making the air purifiers worthless to their owners."
2. Air purifiers can trap tobacco and cigarette smoke, helping to prevent lung disease. Breathing tobacco smoke, even secondhand smoke, can result in health issues like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, bronchitis, and lung cancer. Removing harmful pollutants from the air is crucial for children, as their lungs are still developing and are more susceptible to damage.
3. Portable air purifiers come in different sizes, and are used independently of your HVAC system. Models are usually designed for small, medium, or large rooms, or specifically for asthma sufferers or homes with pets. “It's important to know that the filter in an air purifier is only as good as the unit it is housed in," explained Vohs. "A good sealed unit forces a higher percentage of the air through the filter, while a cheaper quality unit will allow dust and allergens to leak back into the air prior to reaching the filter.”
For more information about air purifiers, please contact:
2015 Dean St., Unit 3
St. Charles, IL 60174