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Oct 19 2021

Should I Leave My Air Purifier On All The Time?

Air purifiers are a popular way to improve indoor air quality with little time and effort on your part. Despite their relative simplicity, it’s common for homeowners to have many questions about using their air purifier to its fullest. As a company with over 40 years of HVAC experience, Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning provides the insight you need. Follow our advice and let us know if you’re interested in installing an air purifier.

Understanding How Air Purifiers Work

Air purifiers draw in indoor air through suction and bring it through a filter where particles become trapped. They remove pollutants, toxins and allergens to sanitize the air. These work well at removing larger particles that trigger allergy attacks and certain illnesses, such as dust, pet dander and pollen. There are also UV light air cleaners that neutralize pathogens before the air circulates back into the room. Each product offers plenty in terms of cleaning power. If you wonder which would be right for you, speak with our team and we’ll gladly help you choose the right version. 

Optimally, air purifiers should be left on long enough to filter through as much air as possible. You won’t achieve significantly clean air if you run it only for an hour or two, so keep it on as long as possible. When you switch it off, the air circulates naturally, allowing new contaminants to come in. 

How Long is Too Long?

Air purifiers do not consume as much electricity as one might expect. Generally, an air purifier should not significantly affect your utility bills. There’s no upper limit to how long you can leave it on; in fact, you get the most out of it if it’s left on all the time since indoor air quality constantly changes.  

Ultimately, leave your air purifier on as needed. You may choose to turn it off during certain periods of the day, such as if you’re leaving the house. Some individuals like to run it at night to double as white noise. 

What Reason Shouldn’t You Run Your Air Purifier?

Efficacy depends on the size of the room, how powerful the air purifier is among other factors. 

Aside from personal preference, there’s no specific reason why you shouldn’t run your air purifier, especially since benefits increase the more you run it. Modern air purifiers work very efficiently, as they’re built with more powerful technology that uses less energy than past models. In fact, consistent use of an air purifier can actually stop particles from clogging up your furnace and air conditioning filters, which can save you some trouble in the long run. All in al, the more you run it, the better. 

Get an Air Purifier Today

It’s never too late to begin improving your home’s indoor air quality. By investing in an air purifier, you’ll transform your home’s comfort. If you are interested in adding one in your home, talk to our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning for additional information. We’ll gladly help you find the right product for your family’s needs.

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