The air in our homes can be quite dirty at times. Dust, dander, particles and more are all found in the air, and we breathe that air every day. Removing particles and dust from the air can help us in many ways. For those with respiratory problems or allergies, dirty air can make living in the home very difficult.

There are several ways you can remove the bad particles from your air. For one, you can get plants, which have evolved to remove all sorts of harmful things from the air and replace it with clean oxygen. If you want something a bit faster and more effective, then you need to look at air purification systems.

An air purifier is a device that removes harmful and non-harmful contaminants from the air. They are excellent for anyone with asthma or allergies, and they can also reduce the risk of second-hand smoke in a home or business. Air purifiers come in many different types, from large-scale commercial purifiers to smaller ones that can sit on a dresser.

Reading The Label on Air Purifiers

All home air purifiers have a rating of 0 to 450, under the Clean Air Delivery Rate. This number dictates how quickly a cleaner is able to filter out dust, pollen and smoke. Depending on the size of the room, you are going to need a larger number. When you look at a label, you will see that it says it is suggested for a room of a certain amount of space, and dust, tobacco smoke and pollen will all have a number next to it to dictate how many particles of that type are removed from the air in a given minute.

Main Types of Air Purification Systems

There are two main types of air cleaners:

  • Electronic Air Filter: These filters use charged plates to attract in the particles. They do not require replacement filters and they only produce a small amount of ozone gas. These types have grown in popularity over the years thanks to their efficiency.
  • HEPA Filters: The second type of air purifier is the ones that use HEPA filters. They are highly effective at removing dust and irritants, and they produce no ozone. They can typically clean a room’s air of that room is less than 26 feet by 26 feet and they are very affordable. You just need to replace the filters every so often, at least once per year.

Buying an Air Purifier

If you are thinking of buying an air purifier for the home, you should look at your needs and the size of the room to assess what type of filter you will need. If you want to get the most out of your air purifier, then you should buy an electronic air filter, but be mindful of the ozone it produces. If you want to clear a small room and don’t want ozone, bet a HEPA filter but make sure you replace the filter at least every six months to a year.

Always make sure you look at the label to ensure you get an air purifier that will purify the room effectively.