Different Types of Home Air Purifiers

These are many varieties of home air purifiers, depending on your purpose for buying one. The five most common types are:

  • Ionic Air Purifiers
  • HEPA Filtration
  • Air Purifier with UV Sterilizers
  • Electrostatic UV Light Technology
  • Ozone Generator Purifier and Deodorizer

Things you should keep in mind is that the term HEPA, doesn’t mean actual air filter. The type of filter depends on the model that you select. The range includes carbon filters, allergen removers, odor eliminators and total air performance plus. There is one section of the filter that’s permanent, which is a plate within the housing unit of the filtration system. Explore manufacturers HEPA filter capture ratings. You want an air purifier that captures microscopic particles. People with breathing disorders need purifiers, which do not release ozone back into the air.

The settings go from low to high and the filter needs replacing depending on how much you use the air purifier. Also for office buildings, there are commercial models that are designed to filter larger rooms efficiently or just a confined space, such as a cubicle. All are compliant and will provide you with odor reduction and clean air. If you are looking for a germ guard system, always stick with one that says UV-C Sanitizer and Odor Reduction.

Going away on a holiday, with allergies? There are portable desktop varieties. These aren’t going to serve as a good fit for someone with chronic breathing problems, but in the short term, they’re a good choice. Usually, they can be purchased for around $25-$30.

It doesn’t matter what type of air purifier you select, they work in the same manner. They draw in dirty air and filter it through an intake system, then pass it through a carbon filter to remove the pollutants, contaminants, and allergens. After filtration, the air is sent through a fan unit, where it’s distributed back into the room as clean, purified air. The categories of air purifiers are: Small (up to 155 square feet), medium (up to 300 square feet) and large (up to 500 square feet).