Take a long, deep breath. The air you just inhaled, and now are exhaling, distributes oxygen from your lungs to your bloodstream. Unobstructed breathing is essential for your survival, helping your body with basic functions and maintaining your respiratory health.
Take another breath. Imagine now that the air in your lungs is full of allergens and pollutants. The more you breathe these contaminants, the more they irritate your lungs. Over time, you become more susceptible to respiratory infection, allergic reactions, and asthma attacks.
Air purifiers can help you prevent these harmful health effects. To help put you at ease, we've created a list of benefits of what air purifiers do and how they work. Read on to learn more.
1. Air Purifiers Filter Dust and Other Particulate Matter
Dust enters your household at a seemingly constant rate. You produce it as you shed dead skin cells. Your carpet produces dust as it sheds fibers. Your clothing, window treatments, and furniture release dust particles. So do your air ducts.
With so many sources of dust production and circulation, how can you eradicate it from your house? Most basic residential air purifiers will filter the dust and other kinds of particulate matter from your home, reducing their impact on your asthma, sinuses, and allergies.
2. Air Purifiers Remove Airborne Viruses and Bacteria
If you have children, you experience cyclical exposure to viruses and bacteria. Your kids go to school, and they interact with hundreds, if not thousands, of other kids.
At any given time, one of their classmates will be sick. Your kids get exposed. They come home. All they need to do is sneeze and not wash their hands, and then you, your family members, and your house guests get exposed.
An ionic air purifier with an ultraviolet sanitizer and an electrostatic purification system would remove these airborne viruses and other illnesscausing bacteria from your house.
3. Air Purifiers Absorb Cigarette Smoke
You don't need to be a smoker to experience the harmful side effects of smoking. Secondhand smoke from your spouse or family is almost as detrimental to your health. In addition to releasing carcinogens, cigarette smoke also clings to the walls of your home and leaves an unpleasant odor for years to come.
Certain high-end air purifiers can remove the cigarette smoke from your house. To find the right one, make sure it has a high-efficiency particulate arresting system with a pre-filter and a charcoal filter. This unique kind of air purifier absorbs the tar and smoky smell from your house.
4. Air Purifiers Eliminates Mold Spores
Mold forms in warm, humid places, such as your bathroom, laundry room, and basement. Once it starts to spread, mold releases spores, which land and then grow on other wet, warm surfaces. To prevent mold from growing in the first place, you should keep the humidity in your house below 50%. A combination of dehumidifiers and open windows can help you achieve this.
It's much more complicated to remove mold spores once they've already been released. The best way to remove them is to install a highefficiency particulate arresting microbial system. These elite residential air purifiers effectively capture mold spores and other microscopic particulates, collecting them after they've spread and stopping mold from growing all over your home.
5. Air Purifiers Kill Unwelcome Odors
All homes have a wide collection of unwelcome, sometimes unpleasant odors. These aromas primarily stem from cooking in the kitchen and using the bathroom. Depending on the size of your home and the quality of its air filtration, these odors could linger longer and more prominently than you'd like.
To kill unwelcome smells, you'll need a purifier that combines ozone ionization and ionic air purification. This kind of air purifiers absorbs atmospheric odors and slowly redistributes them until the smell is gone.
6. Air Purifiers Eradicates Leftover Pet Dander
You love your pets. You don't love the hair they shed, or the dander they leave behind. Pet dander, composed of microscopic pieces of skin, and animal hair are two of the most common pet-caused allergies in the US.
Even years after you've moved or your pet has passed away, its dander and hair will be circulating through your home's air ducts. The only way to eradicate pet dander and hair from your home is to install an air purifier with a high-efficiency particulate arresting filtration system.
As you consider purchasing a home air purifier, review this list of benefits. Contact HomeSmart from Xcel Energy for more information about our line of air purifiers. Our team of expert technicians specializes in selling and installing home air purifiers in the greater Denver Metro area. Currently we offer the Guardian Air PHI Cell, Guardian Air REME Cell, Plug-In Plus, and Lennox PureAir systems. To get your free estimate today, call us directly at 1-866-837-9762.