If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other health condition that is triggered by air pollutants and/or airborne allergen particles, then you may be considering the installation of an air purifying system in your home. While there are many indoor air purifiers on the market today, these devices can vary greatly and some are much more effective than others.
To ensure your home air purifier is as effective as possible, read on to learn about three features you should look for in a quality home air purifying system.
1. Multiple Filters
Air purifiers remove air pollutants and allergen particles from the air in many ways. However, many of the most common and most effective particle-removal features on the market today are simple filters. Several air purifier filter types are available, and each has its unique advantages and disadvantages. However, when you install a machine that contains multiple filter types, you can obtain the unique benefits of more than just one filter.
Two important filters to look for in an air purifier are mechanical HEPA and activated carbon filters. Mechanical filters are made up of a dense web of fine fibers that trap particle pollutants. HEPA mechanical filters capture even the smallest particles just .3 micrometers in size. Activated carbon filters remove odor molecules and some gasses from the air that mechanical filters alone cannot remove.
2. Air Quality Sensor
Another feature you should look for in a quality home air purifying system is a built-in air quality sensor. If you choose an air purifier that is not equipped with one of these sensors, you will have to simply guess whether the device is keeping your air as clean as it claims it is or not.
However, when you choose an air purifier with a built-in air quality sensor, the sensor will alert you to whether the quality of your indoor air is currently poor, good, or somewhere in between. When the sensor indicates moderate to poor indoor air quality, you know you need to change your air purifier setting or clean your purifier filters to improve air quality again.
3. Quiet Operation
Most air purifiers should ideally be run during both day and night to keep your indoor air consistently clean. For this reason, you should choose a machine that runs relatively quietly.
If you install an air purifier that creates excessive noise when it runs, you may find yourself turning it off at night when it disturbs your sleep, when guests are over and you do not want a loud noise interrupting your conversation, and/or even when you simply want to listen to music or the television. When your air purifier is off, the quality of your indoor air naturally declines.
Keep these three features in mind when choosing a new air purifier, such as a Puradigm air purifier, for your home.