Indoor Air Purifiers -
Why Do You Need One?
Why do you need an indoor air purifier? Did you know that the air inside your home or office is up to five times more polluted than the air outside? Most people may find it hard to believe that outside air is better than inside air, however it is true. Even in some areas of the country where think they have heavily polluted air outside, the air inside the home or business is typically two to three times more polluted. This is the reason we need indoor air purifiers, to filter and clean the air we breathe.
If you have pets, their dander permeates the air you breathe. Their dander is made up from dead cells, dust, dust mites, dried saliva, and dried urine that can be found on their hair. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not the hair that causes allergies, it is what is on the hair. The best type of indoor air purifier for cat dander is an ionizer, combined with a HEPA Filter. Ionizers clump the dander together and the HEPA filter collects any clumped dander that gets past the ionizer.
If you have had water damage in your home or basement, then the air is being polluted in these rooms that now contain germs, fungi (mold), and bacteria. Even if you do not see the water damage in your home, but you maybe have a tub or shower in that has leaked for sometime and you have not fixed it because it is too expensive or too much of a hassle, you can still have significant mold issues.
All of these issues can cause the build up of fungi (mold), bacteria, and germs that will cost more in the long run to repair. In the short run they are polluting your air making it very toxic. Before you get around to fixing the leak problems, it is important you take care of the air quality issues. A germicidal UV lamp or a UV air purifier system can help to remove the pollutants in the air.
Other reasons that you need an indoor air purifier include dust, dust mites, pollens, and allergens that are polluting the indoor air you breathe. One type of indoor air purifier that is good for getting rid of these polluters is a HEPA filter air cleaner. HEPA filters can clean many different kinds of particles from the air you breathe.
A heavy cigarette and/or cigar smoker can also produce strong odors in your home. Pet litter boxes also produce strong odors. Some foods that are cooked such as fish and garlic produce strong odors that seem to linger in the air forever. The ideal indoor air purifier to remove these strong odors is an ozone generator. An ozone generator combined with an activated carbon filter can help to remove these strong odors and leave your home smelling fresh and clean again.
If you have any air quality issues, indoor air purifiers can help take care of most issues and clean your air of particulate matter and many different kinds of odors. Please have a look around our web site for the air purifier that fits your needs.