Indoor air quality has an important impact on your health. However, there are several sources of indoor air pollution, such as dust, dander, pollen, gas, chemicals and other particles. One of the effective ways to improve indoor air quality is by installing an air purifier.
An air purifier will bring many benefits to your home:
- Air purifiers are undeniably necessary important for people living with asthma. Pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, or dust mites can trigger asthma, causing difficulty breathing.
- Air purifiers with activated carbon can cleanse harmful chemical contaminants from indoor environments, avoiding the risk of several health problems.
- It neutralizes unpleasant odor and eliminates pet hair from the air. It even eliminates dust, pollen, and allergens from the air, which can be helpful for allergy sufferers.
Most air purifiers are pretty easy to use, you can simply turn it on and leave it running all day long. That said, you can maximize their performance and functionality by following these 5 tips and tricks on how to use an air purifier:
1. Clean or replace the filters regularly
As its filters collect more pollutants over time, your air purifier will lose its efficiency. You will need to either clean or replace the filters to make sure your purifier performs well. Read and follow strictly the filter replacement guidelines in your owner’s manual.
For air purifiers with HEPA or carbon filters, you should replace the filters every year. Most filters have a lifespan of 6 to 12 months, but it depends on usage.
To keep the purifier’s body clean, wipe dust and debris using a microfiber cloth. Avoid using wet cloth.