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Home air purifiers are appliances that cycle air through themselves to filter out pollutants and allergens that may be in your home. There are several main types of home air purifiers available on the market, all of which operate in distinct ways to perform the same function. Understanding the differences between the available types of home air purifiers can help you choose the type that best fits your needs.
HEPA Air Purifiers
HEPA filters are made out of glass fibers that are tightly woven together into a thick filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Accumulation, and these filters live up to the name. They are extremely effective at removing particles from the air, and can last up to a year and a half before they have to have their filters replaced. However, these HEPA filters tend to be more expensive, depending on the size and brand of filter purchased, which can be restrictive for homeowners with a tight budget.
Static Air Purifiers
Static air purifiers have a filter made out of synthetic material that is charged with static electricity, which in turn attracts particles to the material. They can be either disposable or reusable (disposable filters will have to be replaced every few months, depending on the purifier, while reusable filters can simply be washed and dried), and tend to be much more affordable than HEPA air purifiers. However, they also use a great deal more energy when compared to HEPA air purifiers, and are not as effective at removing allergens from the air, which makes them less effective and more expensive to operate in the long run.
UV Air Purifiers
UV air purifiers use UV light to kill organic matter in the air. This means that they will remove mold and mildew spores in your home, and any other living bacteria in the air, which can help reduce the severity of respiratory illnesses and allergies. However, they will not actually remove particles from the air, which means that UV air purifiers will have to be used in combination with another filter in order to remove dust and other debris from your home's air.
Ionizer Air Purifiers
Ionizer air purifiers work by passing an electric current through the air around the filter, which ionizes the particles in the air. This means that these particles will become magnetized, and will attach themselves to surfaces that they come into contact with. These types of purifiers will improve your air quality but will require more cleaning, as they don't actually filter the air. The dust and other allergens will simply accumulate around the purifier, and will need to be swept up.
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