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A look at why it is sensible to use an air purifier and what an air
purifier does.


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Breathing is something that is vital to life. It is something we all do
and need to do constantly to enable us to live. If you are not doing it
now then I’m sorry but you cannot continue to read this, as you are dead.

This article is not about breathing though; it is about what we breathe.
Well, that is obvious, air. Yep, but let us, for a minute, think about
what may be in the air we breathe.

Apart from the components of air such as oxygen, which is the bit we
need, the air you breathe is full of other particles and you need to
think about an air purifier to filter these potentially harmful particles
out of the air or in other words purify the air. I am sure you have seen
sunlight coming through you windows and when you are at a certain angle
you have seen dust particles floating in the air. You breathe these in
unless you can use an air purifier to remove them or hopefully most of
them. Its not only dust though, people and animals drop flakes of dead
skin which is why you need an air purifier. Tobacco smoke produces
particles of smoke, which is why you need an air purifier, and vehicles
also produce particles of smoke from their engines, which is why you need
an air purifier.

So what do air purifiers do? Quite simply they filter the air that you
breathe near to them. They help to purify the air and remove airborne
particles. There are many different types of air purifiers and these can
be systems designed to purify all the air in your entire house down to
small systems which work in a single room. They filter out all sorts of
things such as smoke, dust and particles of dust and dead skin from your
pets. Just remember though, they cannot filter out all particles but they
can purify the air fairly well.

There is another type of air purifier, the HEPA type which can filter out
particles down to 3 microns in size and can catch 99.9% of these
particles. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance

There are also ozone air purifiers but some people have suggested that
these may not be good for you. I do not have the answer to this but until
I am convinced of their usefulness, I will stick to an HEPA filter.
Before you buy your air purifier you need to make sure it suits your
needs so make sure you carry out internet research and check
manufacturers brochures. Whatever you decide though, there is nothing to
beat having a look at one and seeing it operating before you buy.
Remember, there is nothing worse than buying an air purifier only to find
out it is so noisy that you cannot be in the same room when your air
purifier is operating.