Here's how air purifiers work presented by . Today you can find different specific types of air purifiers::
Air purifiers for mold
Air purifiers for pollen
Air purifiers for allergens (pet hair and smoke
Air purifiers for chemical fumes
Air purifiers for odor
Air purifiers for dust
Air purifiers for viruses, bacteria and germs.
Each of them use any number of the 10 available technologies.
SO HOW TO AIR PURIFIERS WORK?
They each have a different approach (different uses of the ten technologies) to removing particles, disabling or trapping gases, or killing viruses germs and bacteria.
WHAT'S THE BEST AIR PURIFIER FOR MY NEEDS?
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How do air purifiers work?
There are basically ten types of air purifiers:
HEPA – Hepa air purifier. HEPA gather particles – a clothlike material which captures dust, pollen up to 99.9% effective. The pros – it cleans the air of these larger molecules. Its the best air purifier for allergies. The cons – often over-priced and sometimes HEPA filter replacements are overpriced as well.
Ultraviolet light as used in hospitals. It doesn't clean anything out of the air but it kills pathogens.The pros – because it kills germs bacteria viruses mold and mildew it can help your immune system and sanitizes the air in order to support your immune system. The cons – you have to change the bulb each year and replacement bulbs could be $20 even more.
Ti02 nanotechnology – magnifies the effect of the UV frequency killing viruses bacteria.
pros – enhances UV light many many times, inexpensive, and supports your immune system. Cons – doesn’t clean the air and it requires a UV light.
Electrostatic. the use of positive and negative charges across metal plates that can attract particles that are the opposite. Pros – inexpensive and inexpensive to maintain. It’s very profitable, it's washable, these filters will clear smoke, odor and pollution. Cons -doesn’t really clean the air of dust or pollen. and can make a zapping electrical noise.
Carbon and zeolite – both minerals. Both are porous and have millions of little pockets and because of that they can trap gases fumes, and odors. The pros of carbon and zeolite are they're one of the best for capturing fumes, odors and they’re relatively inexpensive substance. The cons are they have to be replaced (or leave it out in the Sun which can sometimes release all the gases and fumes) . Over months those little pockets get filled with the gas then they don't really gather anything else. And carbon replacement filters can also be overpriced. Number six is a pre-filter they're just like a screen door as seen in this picture.
Pre-filter – sits in front of other filters to collect hair and dust. Pros – inexpensive ,washable and can extend the life of the HEPA filters, saving money.
OZONE – through an ozone generator – or ozone air purifier – will go out into the room and basically purifies. Pros – inexpensive (although many ozone machines are very expensive) , effective at killing mold and odors. Cons – doesn't capture any dust or pollen. Too much ozone can harm the lungs
Negative ion. Pros of negative ions – inexpensive, kills odor, can improve sleep, improve mental function and improve energy. If you're indoors in the winter or you're indoors in the summer where you have air conditioning or heating that actually zaps a lot of the negative ions out of the air. Nature creates a lot of negative ions including trees, running water, waterfalls so it's actually what we really need for good health in our bodies. Cons – doesn't gather and store pollen like HEPA.
Gas chamber. The pros are it’s inexpensive to kill bacteria and germs so basically it's like this little heated chamber that air is drawn up inside it that'll kill bacteria. The cons are it’s a very small, uses a lot of electricity so you don’t see those too often anymore .
Water based air purifiers. The pros are it’s inexpensive – you’re just changing the water every couple of days and it can capture some dust and dirt. The cons are it doesn't remove odor – it doesn't purify and is only good for some dirt and dust in the air.
So what's the best approach to getting the air really clean? The best approach really uses many of these technologies to get rid of as many allergens, toxins, as you can.
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