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Having an air purifier in the home is an excellent way to improve the quality of air. Most of the models on the market today are quite affordable and, they come in a number of sizes and styles. With the energy-efficient options available, you can use the air purifier in both winter and summer. During the cold months, an air purifier helps by keeping the warm air inside while making the air breathable. During the summer months, the level of allergens is reduced so people with allergies and asthma can breathe easier.

If you think about it, most homes are filled with allergens. This might be from cigarette, pipe, or cigar smoke and whether you are the smoker or breathing in second-hand smoke, an air purifier can provide huge benefit. Other allergens would include animal dander, which is dry skin that flakes off from indoor animals. Pollen, which is caused by grass, flowers, and trees also get into the air each time a window or door is opened and mold/mildew can be a problem when the air becomes warm and humid.

When shopping for an air purifier for your home, be sure you choose the right size for the room in which it will be used. The nice thing is that air purifiers are portable so you can move them to whatever room you like. To purchase the right size, you will need to understand how the CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) works.

The CADR is based on the number of cubic feet that an air purifier can filter per minute. When the CADR is high, that means the unit is able to filter the room�s air quickly than a lower CADR. The air purifiers that you see with the CADR approval seal are designed to remove particles from tobacco smoke, mold, mildew, pet dander, dust, and pollen. Keep in mind that although you might have a small room, if it has high ceilings, you will need to purchase a larger air purifier to accommodate the entire room.

Although features vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, features you should consider when buying an air purifier include the following:
  • Look for an air purifier that has a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filter. This type of purifier can remove as much as 99.97% of air pollutants.

  • Look at the filtering cycle frequency. Most air purifiers will cycle every 10 minutes so anything longer than that should be avoided.

  • You want an air purifier that offers both a check filter control and speed controls

  • Try to find an air purifier with a 360-degree air-flow
Most air purifiers are quiet and you will notice a difference immediately. Now, if you usually suffer from allergies in the summertime, you will be able to come home to a home with clean air. Additionally, because many purifiers are so small and affordable, you can purchase more than one and set one on your desk at work as well.
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