How You Can Help Your Air Purifier

How You Can Help Your Air Purifier

Ionic, Ultra Violet, and Ozone: to choose or not to choose. Literally thousands of articles are written on this subject each year. How does one sort out fact from fiction? First, begin with the obvious. Every manufacturer has the best- in his own sight. So look elsewhere.

The Humidifier

Owning an air purifier is just a start. If your air is dry, a humidifier can raise the moisture level in your home. In arid climates, humidity levels are often extremely low year round. Drier climates lead to more dust. Dust is one of the many allergens that can make allergies worse. Humidifier systems can save the day in this situation, but there are still other issues. Humidifier systems only add moisture, which can help control dust. However, humidifier systems do nothing about allergens.

The Dehumidifier

In some areas, it rains all the time. Moisture levels inside a home can rise dramatically without a dehumidifier in place. Mold grows anywhere that moisture is prominent. Mold is just as bad as dust for someone with extreme allergies. For that reason, a dehumidifier can be essential. Dehumidifier units take moisture from the air and place it into a tank that you can remove from the dehumidifier and pour outside. Better yet, save the water to give to your plants.

The Air Purifier

Once you have these issues with your dehumidifier and humidifier under control, you are ready to start clearing your air of contaminants with an air purifier. An air purifier will control the rest of the issues. Dust, pollen, mold, mildew, and pet dander-they are all troublesome to those with allergies and asthma. Your air purifier will work efficiently for a long time. There are, however, things you can do to help it along!

Maintenance Tips

Do not allow excess dust to build up. Keep clutter to a minimum. As air flows through your house, air purifier systems will be unable to remove all particles from the air. Dust on furniture will remain behind. Dusting regularly with a slightly damp cloth will ensure that excess dust cannot be reintroduced into the air.

Vacuum your carpet regularly. You really should invest in a canister vacuum with a HEPA air purifier filter. After one day, you will be shocked with the amount of dust that can be found in your carpeting. You can skip carpeting altogether and put in laminate or tile floors. Dust mites will not stand a chance against tile or laminate. They’ll move on.

Levels of contaminants in the air increase every year both inside and outside the home. Every year more people who have been taking breathing for granted seem to want to breathe something a little less toxic. An air purifier eases your breathing and your mind.

If your furnace uses air purifier filters, replace them once a year. This is beneficial for two reasons. First, you don’t want the ducts becoming blocked. Carbon Monoxide occurs without warning. Unless you have a working carbon monoxide alarm, carbon monoxide can go undetected and it can kill. Keeping your furnace’s air purifier filters clean also is critical. If you are using an old air purifier filter, eventually the dust is reintroduced into your home. The furnace is putting as much dust into the air as it is trying to take out.

One of the most important rules to keeping your air purifier working efficiently is to check the filters regularly. A dirty filter cannot take out contaminants if there is no more room. Despite what the air purifier manufacturer’s instructions say, check filters monthly.

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