Truths and myths about air purifiers

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Truths and myths about air purifiers
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There are a lot of different myths about air purifiers on the internet. What is the truth about these devices? Why is it important to have an air purifier at home?

Truths and myths about air purifiers

Air purifiers make life more comfortable for allergy sufferers when they have a HEPA filter that cleans the air of allergens, dust mites and mold spores.

Contrary to popular belief, air purifiers do not completely remove dust from rooms. This is what a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter does, which effectively removes dust, dirt and volatile organic compounds. Air purifiers absorb some of the dust and dirt – reducing its amount in the apartment. However, contrary to popular belief, if you have this device, you still need to clean and vacuum the apartment regularly. The air purifier will only reduce the amount of dust settling in the apartment.

One of last year’s myths about air purifiers was that the device protects against COVID-19 infection. While HEPA-filtered purifiers trap bacteria and virus particles, they are not effective against COVID-19.

Another myth is that an air purifier should only be used during the heating season. This device can be used all year round. During the heating season, there is dangerous smog in the air, and during the spring and summer seasons, there are allergens in the air. For an air purifier to work effectively, it must have a HEPA filter.

Another myth is that the number of filters affects the quality of the purified air. Nothing could be further from the truth. For the purifier to work effectively, it must have three filters: pre-filter, carbon filter and HEPA filter. A set of these filters effectively protects against smog, allergens, dust mites.

The air purifier should be used around the clock. Using it improves the quality of sleep, and thus the regeneration of the body.

Air purifier should be selected according to the size of the room in which it is located, not the size of the apartment. When choosing a purifier, it is worth taking into account the parameters of the device given by the manufacturer.

Many people are concerned that purifiers dry out the air – nothing could be further from the truth. These devices only clean the air, and particles are retained on the filters. They only remove pollutants, without changing the humidity of the air.

Why buy an air purifier?

An air purifier should be in every home, regardless of the season. Such a device will improve the comfort of living for asthmatics and allergy sufferers, as it effectively helps fight the symptoms of their diseases.

This device is great for people who often suffer from upper respiratory tract infections, because it removes most of the bacteria and viruses in the air. For such people, models with an ionizer and humidifier will work best.

Air purifiers should be found in every home where there are small children, because the immunity of newborns and infants is much lower than adults. Toddlers are especially vulnerable to dust, bacteria and viruses.

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