by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on January 23, 2015

How Does an Air Purifier Work?

 
Air purifiers clean the air that passes through them, the most popular type of air purifier available for general consumer use is a HEPA filter purifier. HEPA which stands for high efficiency particulate air is a special type of filter that cleans the air that passes through it better than most average filters. These filters can remove 99.9% of impurities from the air that are 0.3 microns or larger.

What are the Benefits of an Air Purifier?

Air purifiers can clean the air of pollen, pet dander, dust, and smoke. For people who suffer from asthma, frequent colds or upper respiratory issues, or allergies an air purifier can be a way to regain a healthy living environment.

Purifiers can help to eliminate pollutants and contaminants that cause some of these common complaints.
Some purifiers have the capability to remove odors from smoking, cooking, and pets. Consumers must be careful to understand what the purifier’s capabilities are before purchasing. Some air purifiers can remove particulates and some remove odors, but very few can excel at both.

Where to Use Your Purifier

Air purifiers are sized by the amount of square footage they can clean. Utilizing an air filter in the bedroom helps ensure that occupants will get a restful night’s sleep, however, a purifier in the most heavily occupied room is also smart. Depending on the severity of the conditions you are trying to improve you may need to purchase more than one unit.

How to Keep Your Purifier Running Efficiently

A purifier is best used as part of an overall strategy to remove irritants from the home. Purifiers should be kept clean and have their filters cleaned or changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. As well, you can keep your purifier functioning properly by giving it a helping hand. Vacuum frequently to keep dust and hair to a minimum. Install high efficiency HVAC return register filters and keep them cleaned and replaced as directed.
Keep pets outdoors or at least away from the sleeping quarters if pet allergies are an issue. Replace household items that can house allergens, such as replace carpets with hardwood, replace drapes with stylish blinds, use allergen reducing covers on mattresses and pillows, and wash bedding frequently.

You can decrease the amount of irritating allergens and contaminants in the home by using a high efficiency HEPA filter air purifier. By making small changes you can reap big rewards with a healthier body and an improved outlook on life.

Want the fresh purified air in your Vancouver home? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating at (604) 734-0890 and breathe in the purified air you deserve.

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