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.