Health Benefits and Features of Air Purifiers

Important Health Benefits and Features of Air Purifiers

air purifierLike water, air can contain contaminates that cause health issues. Regular air conditioning or HVAC units may not address this problem, but with an air purifier you can breathe cleaner air with fewer pollutants. Here are some of the health benefits of having an air purifier as well as some of their important features.

First, an air purifier can help to keep your lungs clear. Many people suffer from emphysema as well as asthma. This is because the air they are breathing in contains particles that cause this. With clean, particle-free purified air, both of these conditions can be helped.

Second, an air purifier can help you to avoid getting a cold or the flu. When warm weather is over, the windows need to be shut, which will in turn keep particles in your house. Also, when others in your house are coughing and sneezing, germs are expelled which can be inhaled. However, with an air purifier such germs and particles that can cause sickness are filtered out, thereby reducing the likelihood of others being sick.

Thirdly, your blood pressure and heart rate can benefit from having an air filter. Polluted air is known to raise one’s blood pressure; when blood pressure goes up, then the rate of your heart has to increase to keep it pumping. Pollution like this can happen from smoking as well as having pets. Having a purifier will counter the negative effects of this.

For the features of an air purifier, knowing how well they filter air is necessary. When air passes through a purifier, its filter traps a certain amount of the particles in the air. The more that is trapped the better, and having a purifier that traps 90% or more of the particles is ideal.

air purifierSecond, finding a filter with an indicator light is helpful. This way you will know when it is time to change the filter. You will not have to worry about doing it too early and thus spending more money than necessary, and there will be no worries about waiting too late. Waiting too late could have adverse effects on your health.

Third, it is good to know the air flow of a purifier. If air is not going through the filtration system of a purifier, then the purifier is not helping you or those with you. Therefore, not only does an air purifier need to have good filtration, but it also needs to have good air flow (this is also known as “Clean Air Delivery Rate” or CADR). The higher the CADR a purifier has is always better. When looking for a purifier, make sure it is AHAM (Association of Home Appliance) verified so that you will know that the purifier has a good CADR.