Do Air Purifiers Work? 3 Reasons to Boost Indoor Air Quality with a Room Purifier

Do air purifiers work?

Do air purifiers work? Most people have no clue that their indoor air quality at home, at the office or in the classroom is likely littered with indoor air pollution.

Based on the sheer volume of indoor air pollutants dwelling in our homes at any given time, the short answer is…yes – all air purification is beneficial.

In fact, just one cubic foot of indoor air can have more than 30 million pollutants. That’s 100 times more than the air outside. These pollutants include dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, miscellaneous particles and more, all of which can:

  1. Affect your household’s lung health, triggering allergy and asthma symptoms as well as long-term respiratory conditions, and…
  2. Be alleviated by air purifiers, particularly those that produce zero ozone – a noxious gas – and come with highly efficient, specialized filters.

Whether you already have a whole home air purifier built into your home or you live in a small space that just needs a purification boost now and then, it’s never a bad idea to have a room purifier on hand to give your home that supplemental burst of fresh air, no matter the situation. In fact, you should always consider using a room air purifier:

  • In rooms aren’t well-ventilated
  • When renovations are being made and dust or dirt tracks into your home
  • When moving into or out of a new home as dust that’s settled is likely to kick up
  • In high-traffic pet areas
  • When painting, gluing or enjoying hobbies that require using products that produce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • In damp and musty rooms that may be breeding grounds for mold

In addition to supplemental air purification, a room air purifier can be beneficial to most of us throughout the year, creating cleaner, healthier air. Here are three reasons why:

Cleanliness

Just above, you learned that the air in your home is littered with pollutants like dust, molds, microscopic particles and more. On top of that, here’s another gigantic number: about 40,000 dust mites can live in just one ounce of dust. Not only is that a bit creepy to think about, but these dust mites can increase the chance of asthma development.

A room air purifier can help alleviate your home of these pollutants, especially in high-traffic areas where pollutants are more likely to get kicked up.

Ultimately, by keeping a clean home, and supplementing that cleanliness with a room air purifier such as the Aprilaire Clean 9550, you and your family should enjoy a healthier home.

Allergens

Doesn’t it seem like the more we talk about “allergy seasons,” the more it seems as though dealing with allergies is a yearlong endeavor? From hay fever in the spring to ragweed in the fall, various types of allergies can pop up throughout the year, leading to discomfort. In fact, some people even suffer from allergies in the winter when their windows are closed and they’re shut in with their allergens.

In addition to keeping a cleaner home, those with allergies – or, actually, any respiratory conditions, such as asthma – will obviously want to employ the use of a room air purifier to quell their varying respiratory.

If you suffer from allergies, regardless of whether or not you have a whole home air purifier installed in your home, consider a room air purifier like the Aprilaire Allergy 9550 to provide that extra burst of fresh air throughout allergy season – even if “allergy season” lasts all year.

Pets

Did you know that there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic pet? Some pets simply produce less allergens than others. Additionally, contrary to what many believe, an allergic reaction to pets typically is not caused by an animal’s fur or hair. In fact, pet allergies are largely due to pet saliva, urine and dander, which is essentially animal dandruff – dead skin flakes.

That said, we’d never tell a pet owner to disown their precious pets. They’re part of the family! Instead, use an air purifier to help clean the air, rid your home of pet allergens, and even reduce pet odors.

A whole home purifier is ideal for all pet owners. However, for those who live in smaller dorms, rentals or simply don’t have a whole home air purifier installed, a room air purifier like the Aprilaire Allergy + Pet9550 is a perfect way to add a supplemental burst of fresh air all year long.

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Shop for an Aprilaire room air purifier today. You can also learn more about using a room air purifier to clear the air you and your family breathe with our handy Healthy Home 101 Blueprints, guides to help you build a healthy home.

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