Air Cleaner Benefits
- There are plenty of contaminants in the air of your house or apartment by default. They may include dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mite feces. The air cleaner removes all that nasty stuff from the air and greatly improves its quality.
- Air cleaners are an absolute must for people who have allergies or respiratory conditions. The device makes the air less polluted with allergens, so it is much easier to breathe. But in fact, even the people without any allergies or conditions benefit a lot from a cleaner air in the room. They feel healthier and overall better.
- If someone in your house is or used to be a smoker, the air cleaner can help eliminate the second-hand tobacco smoke and smell. It probably won't help with the walls' color, but at least the odor will be gone!
- Air cleaners can also protect your house against wildfire and other kinds of smoke. Obviously, if something is burning nearby, you have to absolutely call the fire department and other emergency services. However, if it is only some smoke from a trash bin in the street, the air cleaner will do its job, and you won't feel anything in the house.
- Finally, but not lastly, air cleaners were largely used in public spaces during Covid pandemic. Why? Because they helped to reduce the amount of the virus in the air and simply because they work.
How Exactly Does Air Cleaner Work?Air cleaner usually consists of a filter, or multiple filters, and a fan that sucks in and circulates air. As the air moves through the filter, pollutants and particles are captured, and the clean air is released back out into the living space. Depending on the type of the living space to purify there are different models with different volumes. For example, smaller for bedroom, living room, or dining room and bigger and mightier models for offices, common areas, open spaces, etc.
If you get an air cleaner, you should change the filters in the devices. The frequency of filter changing depends on the type and size of the air cleaner. Your local HVAC contractor can help you with this info.
What to Consider When Choosing an Air Cleaner?
- The size of the space where you would install it. Each air purifier treats an area ranging from 25 m² to 120 m² and you need a device of an appropriate size;
- CADR (clean-air delivery rate) rating that measures the speed of air cleaner operation;
- Filters — there are different types for different filtration techniques. Some filters are reusable, some are not;
- Noise level is important because the device is going to be around all the time
- True HEPA. The industry standard is that the unit must be able to remove at least 99.97% of particulates measuring 0.3 micron diameter in a lab setting.