When do you need an air purifier for your home?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering: ‘Is an air purifier good for me? Does it keep me safe from all indoor air pollutants? Is it really worth the investment?’ Today, learn about the good, the bad and…the sandy of using an air purifier in Australia. Take a deep breath and read on!
Close your eyes and imagine living in a suburb up on a hill or by the sea, breathing in fresh air coming from the clean breeze that blows over the sea. What a bliss, isn’t it? In theory, you would breathe in the same air in your home, right? Wrong!
You may not know it but, besides the outdoor surroundings, your indoor air quality depends on multiple factors. In fact, homes are generally busy, crowded places; they host people, pets, furniture and many other material goods. So, you basically breathe in everything from dust particles, mould, pollen, pet dander to airborne chemicals. And this is when we have to face the fact: according to CAWCR (Collaboration for Australian Weather and Climate Research), the air in your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside.
So, could an air purifier solve this problem once and for all?
What is an air purifier and how does it work anyway?
Just as their name suggests, air purifiers…purify the air. They basically reduce the overall concentration of chemical irritants, smoke and other airborne contaminants in your home.
Technically, the air purifier pulls in air and passes it through a HEPA filter. Next, the filter catches the contaminants and sends the air back out purified. Then, it continues to circulate the air, repeating the process over and over again.
While no one can actually guarantee 100% pollutant-free air, every time the air passes through the filter, more contaminants get filtered and the air gets cleaner.
An air purifier is suitable for you if…
- You are amongst the 20% of Australians suffering from allergies or have asthma (based on a recent report published by the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Inc.) In this case, you may notice a great relief in your breathing when using an air purifier.
- You or someone in your family gets sick easily or is prone to infections. An air purifier can actually trap harmful airborne toxins that cause sickness.
- You want your body to stay free from airborne toxins while breathing healthy air inside your home. An air purifier can really help you with that.
An air purifier is not suitable for you if…
- You don’t find yourself in any of those situations above. In fact, you may not notice a big change in your health after using the air purifier if you’re not affected by allergens and other contaminants like many other people.
In conclusion, whether you choose an air purifier or not, we still recommend having a strict home hygiene routine, opening your windows to welcome some fresh air in or using an air conditioner with a built-in air purifier. All of these will keep you safe and healthy around the clock.
Until next time, always make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air at home!
Your friend and AC expert,