Air purifier is often essential for our house. We should look for ways to improve the overall indoor air quality of our house. A good air purifier could help in eliminating airborne particles and allergens in our house. There are ventilation problems that may need to be addressed. Finding a proper air purifier can be confusing if there are many similar products in the market. Fortunately, it should be relatively easy to understand how air purifiers should work. There are local organizations that certify and review air purifiers in the markets. We could check their rating systems and standardized testing to compare the performance of different air purifier in the market.
There are different types of air purifiers in the market. As an example, ozone air purifiers release some ozone or oxygen molecules that are positively charged. They attract airborne pollutants and neutralize their effect. Ozone air purifiers should be incredibly efficient in reducing odors, although we could still smell a sharp scent that’s similar to what we sense during a thunderstorm. There are also electrostatic air purifiers. These products use static electricity, so they can draw airborne particles to a filtration unit. If filters already reach their useful operational usages, they can be replaced. Another type of air purifier is called electro-static precipitators. It also uses static charges, but no filters are used. These purifiers use a couple of metal plates with electrostatic charges to attract pollutants.
A good air purifier should be able to attract various airborne particles, such as pollen, smoke and dust. In some products, when plate is coated, we should be able to remove it from the filtration system and rinse it. Ionizers are a different type of air purifiers and can attract pollutants to the filter using magnetic charges. HEPA filters are quite popular in the market. HEPA or High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter could remove up to 99.9 percent of pollutants as the air passes through the filter. Due to the lack of moisture, germs will die and spores can be rendered inert. HEPA filters are typically used in electronic development labs and operating room, so they are also useful in our home.
In our house, HEPA filters can be combined with existing ai conditioning and heating units. This should be applicable for many situations. We should be able to ensure greater efficiency and cleaner air quality using the proper type of filtration system. No matter how expensive a filtration system, but if it doesn’t work as advertised, we would only lose some money. In this case, we should know about the concept of MERV or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values. Products with higher MERV value tends to have better performance.