Your Best Air Purifier Choice
Air purification has rapidly become a multi-billion dollar industry. Three distinct types, each with many variations, are promising to return the new air of Eden into your home. How do you choose one for you and your particular environment? Read, read, read.
Congratulations, you are parents! Your new daughter is just perfect. Ten fingers, ten toes. A rosy little nose. You never imagined that anyone could make you feel prouder, then terror strikes.
The doctor comes into your room."I'm afraid little Jenny is having a hard time breathing."
It turns out Jenny is showing signs of asthma. The doctor informs you that, while this may be a scary time, it seems to be a mild case. Prevention will be key.
The good news is that you are not alone. Many people out there are struggling to create better air quality in their homes. This does not, however, stop you from feeling completely alone.
Dealing with Asthma
There are things you can do to ensure Jenny's quality of life. Eliminating asthma triggers with air purifiers is important. Jenny's doctor tells you to look into buying an air purifier for each level of your house.
Shopping for air purifiers is harder than you might think.
- What kind of air purifier do you need?
- What allergens can trigger an asthma attack?
- Which air purifiers eliminate those triggers?
You leave the hospital loaded with pamphlets about air purifier differences. HEPA, Ultraviolet and ionic air purifier brochures clutter your car seat. Before you shop, you realize you need to do some research.
After spending time online, you are armed with information on dust mites and mold, the two leading asthma triggers. You compare air purifiers that can handle both of these allergens. You also need to find models to fit your budget. Having a new baby is expensive. You've got to watch your budget. However, her quality of life is critical!
Ionic Air Purifiers
Ionic air purifier models are probably the most well known of the bunch. You've seen the ads.
The air purifier works by negatively charging dust, dirt, mold and other allergens. This makes them heavier. Instead of floating, they drop to the ground. The air purifier (if it is a good design) should remove most of the debris; your vacuum cleaner and a dust cloth get the rest.
With a little routine housework and a couple of Ionic air purifier models, you have a reasonable solution.
But is this the best air purifier for your daughter's needs?
You keep checking.
HEPA Air Purifiers
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air filter) air purifiers remove contaminants from the air by using a special fine ,multi-layered filter. These filters can capture 98% of the dust and mites that can trigger an asthma attack, but the HEPA air purifier is not as good with mold. For that reason, you cross it off your list.
Ultraviolet Air Purifier
Finally, you have the ultra-violet air purifiers. In this type of air purifier, light energy is used to kill mold spores, dust mites and other allergens.
Hospitals use ultraviolet air purifier systems to keep germs at a minimum.
Immediately, you like the fact ultraviolet air purifiers is the system used by most hospitals. So, price is your next concern. Can you find an ultraviolet air purifier to suit your needs and meet your budget?
Most ultraviolet air purifiers seem to be very expensive. For that reason, you decide to take a closer look at the ionic air purifier system. You do some pricing, and feel it is a good choice. However, you want to consult your pediatrician first. That's a smart move.
It is all too easy to simply follow the yellow-brick infomercial, but Oz is not necessarily the cleanest city in the universe. If one is to seek reality in a highly commercialized market, then the green glasses have to come off. Look to those who are not- at least directly- profiting from a direct sale of their own product.
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