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Air Purifier Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Air Purifiers

Will air purifiers help with allergies?

Imagine your home as a haven, shielded from allergens. Air purifiers utilize advanced filtration technologies, including High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, to capture minute particles such as dust, pollen, and pet dander that trigger allergies.

Air purifiers do more than just purify your air; they enhance your indoor environment, systematically reducing the concentration of airborne allergens to provide a noticeable relief. Air purifiers, especially those equipped with HEPA filters, can capture up to 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, which includes most allergens. An investment in an air purifier is a commitment to a healthier, more breathable living space.

Will air purifiers help with smoke?

Yes, they certainly can. Air purifiers, especially those equipped with both High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) and Activated Carbon filters, are expertly designed to tackle smoke. The HEPA filter works to trap fine particulates present in smoke, while the Activated Carbon filter excels in absorbing the gaseous pollutants and odors associated with smoke.

These advanced technologies, found across a range of our air purifier models, make them highly effective in not just reducing, but substantially eliminating the presence of smoke in your indoor environment. So whether you're concerned about smoke from cooking, tobacco, or even wildfires, our selection of air purifiers offers targeted solutions to ensure cleaner, healthier, and fresher air in your home.

Will air purifiers remove odors?

The secret to odor elimination lies in specialized Activated Carbon filters found in many air purifiers. Unlike traditional filters that primarily trap physical particles, Activated Carbon filters have a unique property that allows them to absorb gaseous compounds, including those that cause odors.

Whether you're dealing with lingering cooking smells, pet odors, tobacco smoke, or just a musty room, an air purifier with an Activated Carbon filter can help neutralize these unwanted smells, leaving your home feeling fresher and more inviting.

Remember, our air purifier selection spans a variety of models and brands, each equipped with its own combination of advanced features to address different air quality concerns. If odors are a particular problem, look for an air purifier with a robust Activated Carbon filter for optimal odor reduction.

Will air purifiers help with mold?

Air purifiers are a valuable tool in the fight against mold. Mold spores are microscopic and airborne, making them hard to eliminate through cleaning alone. This is where an air purifier shines. Models equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter can capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, which includes mold spores.

By constantly cycling air through the filter and trapping mold spores, an air purifier can help reduce the overall mold presence in your home.

Will air purifiers remove VOCs?

Air purifiers can significantly reduce the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in your home. VOCs are chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature and can be found in a broad array of everyday products and materials.

The sources of VOCs are more widespread than one might initially think. They are emitted by many household products, including cleaning agents, paints, varnishes, and air fresheners. Home furnishings, such as carpets, upholstery, blinds, and curtains, as well as construction materials like adhesives, sealants, and engineered wood products, can also off-gas VOCs. Additionally, certain activities, like smoking, and even local industrial manufacturing can introduce VOCs into the air we breathe.

VOCs can vary in their potential impacts on health, from causing minor discomfort to being associated with long-term health problems, which makes their reduction in indoor air crucial.

Air purifiers featuring Activated Carbon filters are specifically designed to absorb these gaseous compounds. The effectiveness of VOC reduction, however, hinges on the specific model, and the quality and size of the Activated Carbon filter.

Owning an Air Purifier

Where is the best place to put an air purifier?

The best location for your air purifier depends on where you want to improve air quality the most. It's often recommended to place the device in the room where you spend the most time, such as the bedroom or living room.

Can I leave my air purifier on all the time?

Yes, most air purifiers are designed for continuous use. Running your air purifier continuously ensures it's constantly filtering your indoor air for maximum effect.

How much electricity does an air purifier use?

This depends on the model and its power consumption. Many modern air purifiers are energy-efficient, but it's best to check the models specifications for accurate information.

How often do I need to replace the filters in my air purifier?

This varies depending on the model and usage, but generally, HEPA filters need replacing every 12-24 months, while activated carbon filters typically last 6 months. Always refer to your device's manual for specific recommendations.

*Austin Air filters can last up to 5 years

Do air purifiers really work?

Yes, air purifiers can significantly improve your indoor air quality by removing particulate matter and gaseous pollutants. Their effectiveness, however, depends on factors such as the quality of the device, its appropriate usage, and the specific air quality issues in your home.

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