There are different forms of air purifier systems, so it can be hard to know what someone means when they talking about air purifying. For example, all air conditioning units and most central heating devices have some form of air purification built in. In deed, the air purification filters in most split air conditioning units are very sophisticated. A similar add-on unit can be bought for most central heating and central conditioning systems.
However, you may not require heating or cooling units, but you may want a dedicated air purifier. Air purification units can greatly increase your quality of life, especially if you suffer from an allergy or live with a smoker or animals.
Air purifiers or air cleaners, as they are also known, clean the air of pollutants and foreign bodies. However, some air purifiers are more advanced than others, so it is a good idea to work out what you want to remove from your air before you buy one.
This is because not all systems will take all kinds of filter and not all filters will trap all pollutants. Some will, but not all. So if you want to take pollen out of the air because you suffer from hay fever, check with the supplier that the unit that you like, can do the job.
Air purifiers will greatly help allergy sufferers and some people do not know that they have an allergy. Some people are allergic to pet hairs, or dog and or cat skin particles or smoke or traffic pollutants like tyre rubber to say nothing of the exhaust fumes that none of us want. So, if you live near a road or a factory, or keep a cat or a dog, you live with a smoker or you suffer from hay fever, an air purifier would most likely be good for you.
How you do this is clearly up to you. If you have a central air conditioning unit already, it is probably better for you to install an air purification system near your blower. This method is relatively cheap ($300 - $1,000), but it will purify the air in the whole house.
If you live in a bedsit, a trailer or a caravan and it gets hot where you live, a split air con system is perhaps better for you, but if you just want to purify the air immediately around you, then a portable air purifier will meet your requirements.
One word of caution though, many of the cheaper portable air purifying units are worse than useless because they are burning your electricity without giving you any benefit. These cheap models do not have the power to purify large volumes of air and they do not have filters that are capable of blocking the allergens that trouble us.
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