What Exactly Does an Air Purifier Do?

Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes with prices that range from less than $100 for portable single-room units to over $5,000 for whole-home units. But, what exactly do air purifiers do, and what are some of their benefits?

How Air Purifiers Work

Different types of air purifiers work in various ways, and some work better than others. Before investing in an expensive whole-home unit, it’s important to know which one will be best for you. All purifiers have the same goal of removing pollutants from the air to improve indoor air quality.

Air purifiers can clean the air in one of two different ways: active or passive. Active purifiers use electrostatic precipitation or ionization. Passive purifiers use filters and are thought to be more efficient since they physically trap and remove particles.

Ionization purifiers produce ions that are dispersed throughout the air and attach to pollutants. This makes them heavy, causing them to fall to the floor and other flat surfaces where they can easily be vacuumed or wiped up. Some air purifiers have an electrostatic plate that collects these ionized particles, but they still aren’t as efficient as those that use filters.

There are several other types of air purifiers on the market, including activated carbon, PCO (photocatalytic oxidation), UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation), polarized media electronic, ozone generators, TSS (thermodynamic sterilization), titanium dioxide technology, and immobilized cell technology. A qualified indoor air quality expert from [company name] can help you to choose a system that’s best for your household and budget.

Benefits of Air Purifiers

Everyone can benefit from an air purification system. However, those with asthma, allergies, or compromised immune or respiratory systems will benefit the most. Air purification systems are designed to remove dirt, dust, spores, odors, germs, and smoke from your indoor air.

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