Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.
Over the years, more and more homeowners are looking toward air cleaners as they become aware of the different health issues contributed by contaminants in the home such as second hand smoke, allergens, pollutants and more. However, the increase in demand for air purifiers also means there is a wide array to choose from in the market. This can make selection of the right air purifier seem daunting for someone who has no experience with these gadgets. The main thing you should consider when selecting air purifiers would be to make a choice depending on what would be most suitable for your individual needs. Here are some of the air purifiers you can consider for your home.
High Efficiency Particulate Air purifiers
These are also commonly referred to as HEPA purifiers. They are most adept at eliminating the smallest particles that could be circulating in the air. As such, they are best suited for homeowners who are susceptible to allergies due to dust, pet dander or pollen that could be in their residence. When you opt for a HEPA purifier, you would have to ensure that the filter is changed on a regular basis for the air purifier to work at optimum. It should be noted though that this type of purifier does not eliminate odours or secondhand smoke from the air.
Ionizing air purifiers
If you were more concerned with odours and secondhand smoke in your residence's air, then ionizing purifiers would be an ideal choice for your home. These purifiers release negative ions into the air, which work toward attracting positive ions together. The positive ions in the smoke or gases in your air begin bonding together, making them too heavy to remain airborne. As the positive ions form larger particles, they drop from the air and into a collection plate. The ionizing air purifier's collection plate should be cleaned on a regular basis. It should be noted though that there has been come concern about these types of air purifiers raising the ozone levels of the residence when used regularly.
Ultra violet purifiers
As the name suggests, these air cleaners use ultra violet rays to purify the air in your home. They are best suited to eliminating microorganisms such as bacteria from the air. With an ultra violet purifier, a fan directs the air ventilated into your home toward an ultra violet light. This light then zaps the germs, bacteria and viruses in the air. Generally, these microorganisms tend to be too small to be filtered by HEPA purifiers, which is why this is the best option if your health concerns are pertaining to microorganisms in your home.Share