Your Odor Eating Air Purifier

Your Odor Eating Air Purifier

There are many types of air purifier systems available and the best choice for you will depend on the type of impurities you are trying to remove.

Air purification has rapidly become a multi-billion dollar industry. Three distinct types, each with many variations, are promising to return the new air of Eden into your home. How do you choose one for you and your particular environment? Read, read, read.

The Ionizing Air Purifier

If you need to get those smells out of your room, you might want to consider an ionizing air purifier. Many professionals consider these to be the best systems available to clean out a smoke-filled room or to take care of those smells that are irritating your nose.

Ionic Breeze, which costs about $300, is one of the most popular of the ionizing air purifiers on the market. These air purifiers send out ions that are negatively charged. These ions bond with the positively charged particles in the room, which include that nasty smoke and those bad smells you are trying to get rid of. After the negative ions make a connection with the positive ions, they become too heavy to continue floating in the air. So, they fall to the collection plate located inside your air purifier. These nasty particles can be easily removed with the wipe of a cloth. You should know, however, that Consumer Reports has released a report stating that ionizing air purifier systems are not effective in removing particles such as dust from the air.

The Low Ozone Air Purifier

Low ozone air purifiers are another option available to remove harmful pollutants and smells. These air purifiers work by oxidizing the pollutant. As a result, you have purified air to breathe. If you are overly concerned about smells, though, a low ozone air purifier may not be the answer for you because it tends to leave behind a metallic smell. In addition, you need to be careful with these air purifiers because they do emit ozone, and too much ozone can be harmful to your health. It is usually best to combine ozone air purifiers, which cost about $500, with ionizing systems.

The Air Purifier with a Air Filter

If the odors you are trying to remove are related to dust and pet dander, you may want to try an air purifier that uses an air filter like the 3M Filtrete air purifier. Filter air purifiers typically cost about $70 and the filters need to be replaced four times a year. These are best for small spaces, so pick up a few for your home.

The HEPA Air Purifier

HEPA filtered air purifiers are currently quite popular. They are great systems for removing allergens, dust, and dirt in the air. These air purifiers, however, typically don’t do a great job on odors or smoke. In addition, they are a bit on the pricey side.

The UV Air Purifier

The most complex air purifier systems are based on ultra-violet light (UV) technology. UV air purifiers work by killing viruses and bacteria from the air as they pass over a UV light bulb, usually installed in air ducts. UV air purifiers are often used in hospitals and government buildings. While these air purifiers are great for sterilizing air, they don’t necessarily work against odors.

Alternatives

You might also want to consider a low-tech air purifier. These types of air purifiers have been shown to work in both the home and in the office. On top of that, they are simple to use! All you need to do is change your air conditioning and heating system air filters every once a month. If done routinely, they can reduce the dander, dust, and allergens in your home by as much as 50%. These systems, however, are not really effective against odors.

It is all too easy to simply follow the yellow-brick infomercial, but Oz is not necessarily the cleanest city in the universe. If one is to seek reality in a highly commercialized market, then the green glasses have to come off. Look to those who are not- at least directly- profiting from a direct sale of their own product.

You might also try to run a dehumidifier in your home. But, you will need one for every room in your home. Dehumidifiers can help improve air quality while also helping to reduce molds in the air. Many types and models are available, with the average humidifier costing about $30. Generally, one humidifier is needed for every room. Some humidifier models also have an optional scent reservoir to release fresh fragrance into the air.

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