Should You Choose an Air Cleaner or an Air Purifier?
Air cleaners and air purifiers are devices that remove dust and other contaminants. This helps improve the indoor air quality in your home, which makes it healthier for you and your family. Cleaner air results in fewer respiratory problems and other health issues associated with indoor air pollution. Should you get an air purifier or an air cleaner? Consider the differences between the two in order to make your decision.
Air cleaners eliminate dust, mold and other contaminants from the air in your home through the use of a filter. This filter is built directly into your home’s heating and cooling system and helps ensure that you have clean air flowing through your ducts. Air cleaners can remove pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust, mold, pollen and other types of contaminants. They also help your HVAC system last longer by improving its efficiency. One of the drawbacks of air cleaners is that they have a fan that can make a lot of noise when it’s running. Air cleaners are also usually more expensive than air purifiers.
Air purifiers also get rid of contaminants in the air inside your home, but they do so by using ultraviolet lamps, ozone, negative ions or heat rather than filters. These products are able to destroy pollutants that can make you sick or trigger allergic reactions. They also generally operate quietly and can be more cost-effective than air cleaners. The main drawback to air purifiers is that they are not as effective at removing dust from the air, which can trigger allergic reactions.
The choice between an air cleaner and an air purifier mainly depends on your budget, the types of contaminants that cause the most problems in your home and whether or not you want a noisy product or a quiet one.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues — especially HVAC and plumbing issues — so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.