Air Purifier: 4 FAQs to Help You Breathe Easier

Air Purifier: 4 FAQs to Help You Breathe Easier

Ensuring the air we breathe is clean and healthy is more important than ever. An air purifier in your home might be what you need to feel your best, but how do you know if it’s worth the investment? Here are some common questions and answers to guide your decision.

Q: What exactly does an air purifier do?

A: An air purifier removes contaminants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and even certain bacteria and viruses from the air. It works by drawing in air, filtering out these particles, and circulating clean air back into the room.

Q: How can I tell if I need an air purifier?

A: If you experience any of the following conditions, you might benefit from an air purifier.

  1. Allergy symptoms. If you or your family members frequently suffer from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or itchy eyes, it could be a sign that indoor air pollutants aggravate your allergies. An air purification system reduces the amount of airborne allergens, like cedar pollen, to help lessen the symptoms. 
  2. Persistent odors. Lingering odors from cooking or pets can indicate poor indoor air quality. An air purifier with a carbon filter can help eliminate these odors, leaving your home smelling fresh.
  3. Visible dust and pet hair. If you notice dust or pet hair building up around your home, these particles can also circulate in the air. Purifiers are known to reduce them.
  4. Mold or mildew. Mold spores can cause respiratory issues. An air purifier equipped with a HEPA filter captures mold spores and prevents them from spreading.
  5. Frequent illness. Colds, the flu, and other respiratory infections often indicate poor indoor air quality. Purifiers with germicidal lights, however, can help remove airborne pathogens and reduce the risk of illness.

Q: What type of air purifier should I choose?

A: There are several types of air purifiers available, each with its own set of features and benefits:

  • HEPA. These remove airborne particles, including allergens, dust, and pet dander. They are ideal for allergy sufferers and those concerned about indoor air quality.
  • Activated carbon. Filters with activated carbon remove odors, smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. They are great for kitchens, homes with smokers, or areas with strong odors.
  • UV air purifiers. Ultraviolet (UV) light kills bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. They are instrumental in hospitals, schools, or environments where preventing the spread of illness is crucial.
  • Ionic air purifiers. Negatively charged ions attach to airborne particles and cause them to fall to the ground. While they can be effective, it’s important to note that some people may be sensitive to ozone produced as a byproduct.

Southern Air Mechanical indoor air quality systems

Most people think air purifiers are designed only to address one room at a time, in which case, multiple devices are necessary to suit the needs of an entire home. If you’re part of this majority, you may be happy to learn that an air purification system can come as part of your HVAC 

If you’re experiencing any of the conditions discussed, it’s time to consider investing in an air purifier. It will improve the indoor air quality of your home and provide peace of mind that you and your loved ones are breathing clean, healthy air. The experts at Southern Air Mechanical can help you find the best HVAC system air purification equipment to fit your needs. Contact us today for a free quote.


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