Introduction

If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home, air purifiers may be a good place to start. But there are so many different kinds, it can be hard to know which one is best for you. This guide can help.

Air purifiers come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, and there are some specific types that are better for certain situations. Here are the five most common air purifier types.

  1. HEPA/ULPA filters
    These filters trap small particles like dust, pollen and pet dander in the air. HEPA stands for “high efficiency particulate air,” which means that they’re very good at trapping tiny particles. They can get rid of dust mites, pet dander, pollen and mold spores.While HEPA filters are very effective at getting rid of airborne particles like dust and pollen, they aren’t very good at getting rid of gases like formaldehyde that are found in certain household products or chemicals released from materials used to construct your home’s interior.

    ULPA filters are primarily used for the protection of people. They are used in applications requiring minimal pressure drop and high efficiency.  ULPA filters are highly efficient, which means that they can be used for longer distances between the filter and the end-user. They are mainly used in applications where human health is at stake, such as medical devices.

  2. Ultrasonic
    These devices work by vibrating at extremely high frequencies to produce a humming noise that attracts small particles and other airborne contaminants. These devices work by vibrating at extremely high frequencies to produce a humming noise that attracts small particles and other airborne contaminants.
  3. Ionizers
    Ionizing purifiers use high pressure or low vacuum to accelerate the generation of positively-charged ions within a chamber. The ions then pass through an electrical field that ionizes (strips electrons off) dust, smoke and other airborne particles. Ionizing purifiers use high pressure or low vacuum to accelerate the generation of positively-charged ions within a chamber. The ions then pass through an electrical field that ionizes (strips electrons off) dust, smoke and other airborne particles.
  4. UV
    UV air treatment units filter air based on the power of ultraviolet light emitted by either a light bulb or a mercury vapor lamp. Light in the blue spectrum is most effective at removing airborne bacteria and viruses from your home’s air. UV air treatment units filter air based on the power of ultraviolet light emitted by either a light bulb or a mercury vapor lamp. Light in the blue spectrum is most effective at removing airborne bacteria and viruses from your home’s air.
  5. Micro Purifiers
    These devices use positively-charged ions to remove harmful substances from the air. They can remove odors caused by pets, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew. Many micro purifiers also have integral humidifiers, which make them a convenient option for improving the air quality in your home. These devices use positively-charged ions to remove harmful substances from the air. They can remove odors caused by pets, cigarette smoke, mold and mildew. Many micro purifiers also have integral humidifiers, which make them a convenient option for improving the air quality in your home.

What To Look For When Buying A Purifier
So you’ve decided that an air purifier is a good choice for protecting your family’s health or improving the indoor air quality of your home. You’ve got some choices to make when you go shopping.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when shopping for an air purifier:

  • What will the device be used for? Are you trying to improve the air in your home, get rid of odors or clear a room of smoke?
  • How big will it be? This is one of the biggest factors in choosing an air purifier. You may need to look at models that can be moved from one room to another, or even from one side of your home to the other.
  • How is the system pumping air? If you use a model that requires added fans or blowers, you’ll need to make sure it can be easily positioned. In some cases, you may need to run the device along a wall, up the stairs or through an open doorway.
  • What kind of filters does it use? Some purifiers use activated carbon filters that have to be replaced regularly, while others come with permanent filters. The main difference is how much money you’ll end up spending on extra filters over time. You may also want to go for a model that fits in nicely with your decoration.

Conclusion
Air purifiers are a great choice for anyone who wants to improve the air in their home or remove airborne contaminants. They are also extremely simple to use and can be installed in just minutes. If you want to purchase one, you’re on your way! You should now know what type of purifier is best for you and how they work.

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