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Air Purifiers Reviews

Air Purifiers Reviews

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 ==== ====Consumer Reports for Air Purifiershttp://www.celiajohnsononline.com/Purifier ==== ====1. Do I really need an air purifier in my home?It depends on several factors, including your own comfort level and what theindoor air quality is in your home. There are several factors to take intoconsideration, however.First and foremost, many health organizations agree that indoor air qualityis often worse than outdoor air quality. In fact, for many people, indoorallergens and irritants such as dust, smoke and pet dander may be two to fivetimes as bad in their homes as outdoors!There are several indications that you may benefit from an air purifier inyour home. Reasons to get an air purifier include: Allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes and runny noseItchy, dry skin or frequent skin rashesAsthma or other breathing problemsBeing or living with a smokerOwning indoor petsMold or mildew in your home2. Do all air purifiers clean the same kinds of pollutants from the air?No. Although all air cleaners clean certain particulates from the air, there aredifferences in what and how they clean. Some remove dust and particulates suchas pet dander and smoke very effectively, while others will actually eliminatebacteria, viruses and molds and mildew. But very few will do all of thesethings, so be sure to read the article Understanding Air Purifiers for a moredetailed outline of what each type can and can't do to improve the air qualityin your home.3. How do I know what size air purifier to get for my home?Actually, most air purifiers are designed for individual room use rather thanfor the whole home. Unless you have an air purifier or air filtration systemthat has been installed on your heating or air conditioning unit, you should getseparate units for each room or living space.The reason you need separate units for each room is because effectiveness isaffected by air flow, and walls mean no air circulation. Each room will need itsown unit.To determine what size you need, look for the CADR number. This number indicatesthe Clean Air Delivery Rate, which should always equal at least 2/3 the totalsquare footage of the room you will be using the air purifier in. For example, a10' X 12' room has 120' square feet, and needs a purifier with a CADR number ofat least 80.4. What is Ozone and is it safe for indoors?
Ozone is a tasteless, colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It can befound in the upper atmosphere and is naturally produced by thunderstorms duringelectric discharge.It is perfectly safe indoors if kept at acceptable levels (between .02 and .05parts per million), just like many other type of naturally occurring gasses thataren't harmful to us at certain levels. Ozone air purifiers have been developedto produce the correct amount of ozone to purify the air without reachingharmful levels.5. How often will I need to change or clean the filter in my air purifier?It depends on several factors, including how large the room is and what type andsize of air purifier you have. Some will need to be changed or cleaned monthly,others more often.It is very important to check your filter regularly and follow the recommendedschedule the manufacturer suggests, since the efficiency of the air purifierrelies on proper maintenance.6. What exactly is a Micron?A micron is a measurement of the size of a particulate in the air. One micron is1/25,400 inch (roughly 100 times smaller than a single strand of hair).Obviously, a micron is far too small to be seen. For the purpose of choosing anair purifier, most types are considered very efficient if they can filterairborne pollutants to .3 microns.7. How much should I pay for an air purifier?It's very hard to determine what you should spend on an air purifier, becauseprice doesn't always guarantee quality. Doubtless you should be willing to spendenough to get a high-quality product, but protect your investment by making sureyour air purifier comes with a warranty.When buying an air purifier, also take into account the cost of any replacementfilters and the electricity to run the unit.8. Will an air purifier be noisy?An air purifier with a fan in it will have some noise. HEPA filters, forinstance, have fans to pull the air through the filter itself, although improvedcasings and quieter fans have been developed for noise reduction.Ionic and ozone units don't usually have a fan because they use an electrostaticcharge or ozone, so they are completely silent. If they combine their technologywith a filtration system or a fan to boost air circulation over the plates,their will be some sound, but this will be minimal and these fans may be shutoff when you wish.In general, the noise level of even an air purifier with a fan is low enoughthat it isn't intrusive.9. What rooms should I put an air purifier in?The rooms you use the most are the most important rooms for air purifier use.Your living area, such as a family room or den, should have an air cleaner,especially if you have allergies or pets that are in the room regularly, or ifanyone in the household smokes.Bedrooms are also a good idea, since allergies and irritants can disturb oursleep. Clean, fresh air has been proven to produce more restful sleep and reducenight breathing problems while sleeping such as stuffiness, post-nasal drip andnight coughing.
Finally, consider getting an air purifier in the bathroom, where odors, mold andmildew are prone to linger. An air cleaner in here can not only make it fresherand more pleasant, but reduce the amount of mold and mildew in the air so thatyour bathroom will be less of a breeding ground for germs.10. Where in each room should my air purifier be located?For any air purifier, it is most important to locate it near the most activityor traffic flow so that there is plenty of air circulation around the airfilter. This will increase the air exchange rate and make the air cleaning moreefficient.With a HEPA filter, it is best to locate it near an open area to ensure airmovement all around. For an ozone air purifier, you should try to locate unithigher rather than lower, since ozone molecules are heavier than oxygen and willtend to drift downward. The same logic applies to ionic air purifiers, whichrelease charged particles into the air.If your air purifier unit is relatively portable and you have someone in theroom who is a heavy smoker, move the air purifier a bit closer to him or her ifthis is practical (and if it won't mortally offend them!). You may also want, onoccasion, to move the air purifier to a specific room when you have a particularodor to get rid of (you burned dinner, etc.). About the Author Lori Wilkerson is a full-time freelance writer. Right now she knows a little bitabout almost everything and a lot aboutelectricalair purifiers,ozone airpurifiers, andwhole house air purifiers. She is a reformed ex-smoker and regularly offends people by sendingthem outside to smoke.  Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lori_Wilkerson  ==== ====

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