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Jun 25 2023

Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

When it comes to air quality and pollution, we often think of the quality of air outdoors but your indoor air quality is just as important. We spend many hours in our home, if the indoor air quality is poor you will be consistently breathing in unclean air that can have many short and long-term effects on your health. Low indoor air quality can exacerbate pre-existing conditions like allergies while also creating new problems like respiratory issues, fatigue, headaches, dizziness and more. Long-term concerns caused by poor indoor air quality include serious issues such as heart disease and cancer. As you can see, if your indoor air quality isn’t where it should be it can cause many avoidable health concerns. If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, don’t worry! Our professionals and Van Drunen Heating and Air are here to help. If you are looking into an air purifier, you are probably trying to figure out if it really works. First, it’s always best to be armed with knowledge, so let’s start by learning exactly how these purifiers function.

How Do Air Purifiers Function?

Air purifiers are relatively simple in their function. They work by using a fan to pull in indoor air, filter it through an internal filter, and then recirculate it back into the home. Depending on the specific brand and type of air purifier you end up choosing, this process may differ slightly but overall, all air purifiers work in this simple way.

So, Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

The simple answer is, yes, though the more thorough answer would be, it depends. Air purifiers are typically a great addition to any home and help keep the indoor air quality better than it was before but their worth can often vary and depend on a few different things. Not all air purifiers are made equal, you will want to make sure you are buying quality products so you don’t waste any money on a purifier that isn’t up to the task. There are also some things you will need to do to make sure your air purifier is being effective. These things include changing the filters as directed, placing your filter in the best location, and using other methods to reduce your indoor air pollution so as not to overwhelm the purifier. Some ways you can do this include: regular mopping, dusting, and vacuuming as well as washing sheets, throw blankets and pillows as necessary. These steps will help reduce your air pollution and allow your air purifier to work at its optimal level. 

Need More Help?

Do you have more questions? Still not sure what to start with when it comes to your indoor air quality? Call us today! We offer great quality air purifiers as well as whole home systems, humidifiers and other indoor air quality-related products. We would love to assist you in finding what is best for your home and budget.



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