If you are having a family member who is suffering with respiratory problems, allergies or asthma kind of health issues, having an Air purifier at home can be very beneficial. An air purifier is going to remove a lot of pollutants from the air like smoke, pet dander, allergens, pollens, dust mites, cooking fumes, mold spores and much more. But there are people who believe in some myths about these air purifiers like what they can do and what they cannot actually do.
Here is some clarity on some of the very common myths about the air purifiers…
#1 You need not have dust the house again
Many people believe that the air purifiers will even lift the dust that is lying on the surface of the floor or furniture. This is definitely not possible. The fan in the air purifier needs to be really strong in order to do this. But if the fan is really strong enough to lift all the dust from the surface of your furniture, then it is strong enough to create a storm in the house. You will have to use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter. This is going to take away the dust from the furniture and surface of the floor.
#2 Air purifiers can take off odor from the air
Many people have a misconception that air purifiers can help in taking away all the harmful gases and bad odor from the air. But that is not true. The filters in the air purifiers will trap all the dust and will throw just purified air in the room. You will need an activated carbon filter in your purifiers in order to eliminate the odor. HEPA filters in your air purifiers will not be able to do the job. There are different air purifiers available in the market and each does a different job. So, make sure you check whether the purifier that you are buying meets your requirements or not.
#3 Air purifier works same at any speed
This is another common misconception in many people who are using air purifiers. Most of you will run the air purifier at a low speed, so that you can avoid the noise of the fan. But in that case, the area that can be covered by the purifier will automatically be reduced and hence it will not be able to cover a large area. Make sure that you are adjusting the speed of the air purifier according to your requirements.
#4 All air purifiers are the same
This is not at all true. How can all the air purifier be the same when they are built with different features, size, technology and much more. Each is built with different expectation and hence they perform accordingly. They are all not the same and hence you will have to make a choice based on what you are looking for from an air purifier. Air purifiers come in different size and shapes in order to meet your needs. They are definitely not the same.
#5 HEPA filter means the best
HEPA filter air purifiers are definitely a good choice to make, but that does not mean that it is the best and it is capable of removing any kind of allergen or dust particle present in the indoor air. The design of the air purifier is important, even if it is fitted with a HEPA filter.
So, it is very important to understand that not all the air purifiers are the same and different purifiers work in a different way. Based on your needs, you need to pick the right one, instead of going with the myths.