The short answer is yes, air purifiers work very well, and most effectively when used in proper conditions.
Maybe you don’t need one, or maybe you won’t notice the difference that using one will make, or maybe there are larger air quality issues beyond which buying a personal use air purifier will be able to help you situation.
Benefits of an Air Purifier
Buying and using an air purifier will be effective in most cases, provided they are used properly and to tackle the proper kinds of air purity issues for which they were manufactured. The most common benefits of an air purifier are to filter allergens, dust and other airborne impurities like germs and mold; however, you would want to use different kinds of air purifiers to filter our different pollutants. For example, you could use an ionic air purifier to address cigarette smoke residue, and a HEPA filter to filter out dust. You also wouldn’t want to use an ionizer air purifier if someone in your house (say a senior parent or small infant) has known breathing or vascular issues, because of the ozone ionizers create in the process of filtering.
How to Make an Air Purifier Work Better
Room placement and sizing can also be an important factor in determining how beneficial an air purifier will be. For example, you wouldn’t want to use a small air purifier in a factory sized space, and you wouldn’t place your air purifier with air flow obstacles in the way, like doors, walls, curtains, etc.
But if it’s spring time for example, and allergens are in the air, or if you have a pet that sheds anywhere or everywhere, if you need to combat specific smells whether they are from marijuana or cigarettes or perfume or chemicals, or if you have lots of moisture in the air and are concerned about mold and mildew, then ABSOLUTELY an air purifier works, and you should notice a difference very quickly if you have been experiencing particular issues with any of the foregoing.
There are many great reasons to use an air purifier as a preventative measure before you potentially begin experiencing symptoms of breathing or vascular issues, for example after a home renovation when there are many pollutants floating around the air from old and new construction materials, or if you work in a garage on a project involving gas appliances, or you are heating materials that release pollutants, or you are painting with oil based paint, as examples. There are many potential benefits to using an air purifier, and we’ve prepared this website so you can determine how best to reap those benefits.
Do air purifiers work? Try one and see if it works for you. If you’re thinking of buying one for your home, office, car or any space generally, please take a look at our Air Purifier Buying Guide and Air Purifier Reviews, and as always, please feel free to drop me a line and ask questions!