When browsing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) devices online, you may have come across a variety of air purifiers. These devices are just one of the many options for helping to improve your home’s indoor air quality. But is the air purifier right for your home? Read on to find out more about how an air purifier works and how it may benefit you and your family.
What is an Air Purifier?
Simply put, air purifiers are appliances installed in your home that help remove or reduce airborne pollutants. They are especially beneficial for people who experience asthma or have seasonal or pet-related allergies. Air purifiers may also be beneficial in reducing harmful effects of second-hand smoke if you happen to have a smoker in your home.
How Do Air Purifiers Work?
Within air purifiers are High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which clean the air that is circulated within your home, helping to rid your home’s air of contaminates. In general, HEPA filters remove up to 99.9% of particles bigger than 0.3 microns, a common size for dust and airborne debris.
What are the Benefits of Air Purifiers?
Here are just a few of the many benefits that air purifiers can provide homeowners who are looking to enhance their indoor air quality.
- The benefits of an air purifier include improved health for people who suffer from respiratory problems issues such as asthma and allergies. Common allergens that are removed by air purifiers include dust mites and animal dander. Both of these contaminants exacerbate bronchial asthma, sinus problems, and allergies.
- Dust mites are a major problem for allergy sufferers, and are most often found within dust around the home. They also feed on dead flakes of skin, both human and pets, and therefore can lurk in bedding, within air vents, and in other spots where dust and dander accumulate. Since air purifiers help rid your home of accumulated dust, they can also help rid your home of dust mites.
- An air purifier can also help you avoid mold growth in your home. Mold is another issue that can negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality. Mold causes many problems, including allergies, eye and lung irritation, as well as respiratory problems. People with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections from mold in the home.
- Poor indoor air quality can also cause issues that mimic common illnesses, such as headaches, sinus problems, or sore throats. An air purifier can help reduce these symptoms providing you with more comfort in the home. And, since they help to clean the air, they can significantly reduce odors in the home and some versions even help to reduce smaller particles such as bacteria and viruses, which can have a positive impact on the health of you and your loved ones. For instance, the Infinity Air Purifier has been proven effective in eliminating Avian influenza, human influenza, wild type A influenza, common cold, measles, smallpox surrogate, coronavirus (SARS), Bacillus subtilis, Mycobacterium parafortuitum (tuberculosis surrogate), Serratia marcescens, Staphlococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus versicolor (a common fungus).
Indoor Air Quality Solutions for You
We are proud to offer a range of innovative Carrier products to better improve your home’s indoor air quality. Whether your home suffers from poor ventilation, dust, chemical residue, mold or other cause of airborne pollution, we can definitely help!
At Anderson Air Corps, we have been helping residents achieve exceptional indoor air quality for approximately 50 years with a range of services, including selection, delivery and installation, and ongoing maintenance for your HVAC system. The indoor air quality of your home is important, so call us at (505) 855-9028.