Best Use of Air Purifier
How to make the best use of air purifier reviews
There are plenty of air purifier reviews to be found online, but are they actually useful? Find out what comprises a good air purifier review.
Why do I get hayfever?
It can seem both strange and unfair that what amounts to a breath of fresh air for one person can be an irritating trigger of hayfever for the next. Hayfever is an unfortunate result of heightened sensitivity to specific airborne particles.
Oreck air purifier review
With 40 years of solid growth of it’s excellent vacuum cleaners under it’s belt, the Oreck Corporation have expanded their product range to include Oreck air cleaners
Friedrich air cleaner review
Looking at a Friedrich air cleaner it is hard to fathom how the Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. started it’s 120 year long history with the fashioning of furniture from the horns of longhorn cattle, utilizing the curves of the horns to form chairs and settees, but believe or not, that’s one of the many products the company produced in it’s younger years.
Ionic Breeze review
Surveys have found that the Ionic Breeze offers the best value for money, and is the most trusted brand.
Numerous online Ionic Breeze reviews support this opinion.
Do electronic air filters perform better than a normal furnace filter?
Besides the electronic air filter there are many types of furnace filter – from basic panel type filters that are only good enough for protecting the central heating/cleaning unit from hair and lint, to electrostatic pleated filters, that can remove can capture up to 30 times more pollen, pet dander, dust and other allergens than standard fiberglass filters.
How good are HEPA filters really?
If you are serious about improving indoor air quality, then really your choice is limited to only a few air cleaning technologies, electrostatic precipitators and HEPA filters being the most popular solutions.
Air ionizers are quite useful in a complementary air cleaning role
What have the Oreck XL Professional, Ionic Breeze, and Biozone air purifiers all in common? Yes, you guessed it right, they all have an air ionizer included to complement other air cleaning technologies in these air purifiers. Air ionizers are a popular product, and can be purchased for as little as $20.
Air cleaners – only the right air purifier helps with allergies, viruses or odors
Did you know that the indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside? If we add to this the fact that most of us spend 90% or more of our time indoors, it’s small wonder that our bodies frequently react to the poor air quality with itchy eyes, sneezing, ear infections, throat and sinus irritations etc.
It therefore makes a lot of sense to improve the indoor air quality with an air purifier.
But to find an air purifier that meets your expectations, a few things have to be considered, so let’s have a look at the most important criteria.
What do you want to solve: allergy, viruses and bacteria, or odors?
An air purifier technology is usually designed to solve only one of these problems, so it’s important that you select an air cleaner with the appropriate technology.
Allergies are caused by various types of particles, such as pollen, that have a size from about 0.3 micron upwards. HEPA air purifiers, and some ionic air cleaners can filter these type of particles very effectively.
More than 90% of all particulates are 0.3 micron and smaller in size and these include: viruses, some bacteria and germs, some house dust, mite allergens, and cat allergens.
Suitable solutions would be ionic air cleaners, air purifiers with activated charcoal filters, and ultraviolet light air cleaners.
Some particles can be even smaller: smoke, soot, fumes, and smog.
These problems can be controlled with air purifiers that have activated charcoal filters, and various types of ozone generators.
So what if you are trying to get rid of odors, but also of allergen? Well, many air purifiers combine several air cleaning technologies for this very reason, which makes them good value.
Air purification for the whole house or only for selected rooms.
A whole house air purifier would be:
- considerably more expensive,
- more convenient, but
- probably not as effective as room only air cleaners.
A good quality room air cleaner will easily set you back several hundred dollars, and would only clean one room at a time. Most room air purifiers are portable, so you can move it with you.
Make sure though, that the air cleaner has ample capacity to clean the largest room you intend to use it in, because some air purifiers can become quite noisy if they have to operate at the highest setting.
Some air cleaners come with filters that are expensive to replace. Another thing to watch is electricity consumption.
Generally speaking, the finer the filter, the more expensive it is to replace, the more power will be required to pull the air through it, and the higher the electricity bill.
It’s no good shelling out several hundred dollars for an air purifier only to find that you have to pay extra to have it repaired or replaced. The more reputable the brands, the more you are assured of a proper warranty.
Look for the following quality brand names: Oreck, Austin, Honeywell, Ionic Breeze, Hunter, IQAir, Friedrich, Air-O-Swiss, Biozone, Calutech, Delonghi, Care, Allerair, Holmes, Blueair, Healthmate, Hamilton Beach.
Last but not least, it certainly is a good idea to shop around, and one of the neat things of doing this online is that you can compare prices from the comfort of your own home!