In case you (somehow) missed it, air quality is having something of a moment right now.
Around the globe—both commercially and residentially—people are really starting to pay attention to the air they breathe. And, more importantly, they’re paying attention to the quality of the air they breathe; it’s a matter of increased health, increased energy, and increased environmental enjoyment.
So, it should come as no surprise that air purifiers are en vogue at the current crossroads of More Time at Home and More Time Worrying About the Air at Home.
But are air purifiers worth it? What do those rascals even accomplish? Do I need to spend half a month’s rent on one for it to make a difference? Will it jack up my power bill?
Slow down! We’re here to answer all your air purifier questions, so let’s tuck into them one by one.
Okay, so bottom line—I already have top-notch filters for my HVAC and change them once a month. What does this air purifier do?
Air purifiers work in a more powerful, localized way to scrub your air of irritants! In fact, a unit equipped with HEPA filters can remove 99.7 percent (!) of airborne particulate matter circulating in your home’s environment.
What kind of benefits does cleaner air provide me?
First of all—it’s a protection against a litany of medical maladies. Hell, the EPA even ranks poor indoor air quality as one of the top five biggest threats to public health.
- Ear, nose, and throat irritation
- Aggravated asthma symptoms
- Long-term paths to respiratory disease, heart disease, and cancer
Yes, asthma! Air irritants such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen, smoke, and dust constantly flow into your home—a solid air filter will scrub your biodome and leave you breathing easy.
What about chemical pollutants?
While an air purifier won’t save you from a gas catastrophe, it will help remove irritants due to home cleaning products or car exhaust—deadly gasses can build up in your home if you’re not careful!
I had no idea it could be so bad! How will I sleep at night?
Well, you could try an air purifier! Studies show a significant uptick in better sleep and decreased daytime drowsiness when slumbering with cleaner air. Breath easier, rest deeper and longer—it’s that simple.
Air purifiers neutralize unpleasant odors as well, elevating your entire living experience.
Okay, I’m sold. How often do I turn this thing on?
You’ll want to run it as often as possible—try keeping it on whenever you’re home to start, and adjust as needed!