How Air Purifiers Benefit Your Health

Indoor Air Is More Unhealthy Than 30 years Ago

It has been estimated that the air inside of the average American home is at least five times more polluted than the air outdoors. This statistic is very troubling because we spend so much time indoors. These harmful impurities can have a serious impact on our health. Fortunately, consumers are now looking for ways to improve the quality of their indoor air. For millions of people, air purifiers have become a popular method of eliminating harmful airborne contaminants thereby improving the quality of air in their homes.

Air Purifiers Are Proven To Help Allergies and Asthma

A quality air purifier works by directing air through a filter. Air purifying mechanisms trap harmful airborne pollutants and prevent them from circulating through the room. The clean air sent back into the room is up to 97% contaminant free. The result is cleaner, fresher, and healthier indoor air. There are many health benefits to having an air purifier in your home or office. When harmful contaminants are removed from the indoor air, there is a decrease in such health conditions as headaches, congested air passages, asthma attacks, allergic reactions such as red watery eyes, and sinus congestion.

Air Purifiers May Also Help With Sleep Disorders

A quality air purifier will improve the quality of sleep. Negative Ions were researched extensively in Russia and France and found to effect REM sleep, brain chemistry, and even energy levels. My own personal experience is that the negative ions in my air purifier helps me sleep better and awake more refreshed.

If you have children, it is important that they breathe clean indoor air because they can develop health problems that can last a lifetime, plus it may help with brain development. It is even beneficial for pets. As well, by using air purifiers, you will reduce the amount of dust that gathers on the furniture. This makes cleaning the home much easier and faster.

Buyer Beware: Air Purifiers Quality Counts

The ultimate health benefit of using air purifiers is the ability to breathe better without inhaling the harmful airborne particles that cause illness. There are many different types of air purifiers on the market so it important to do your research to make sure that you are getting a quality air purifier that actually removes about 97% of the airborne contaminants (this means making sure you start with a HEPA type of air purifier). As well, it is important to be aware that some cheap air purifiers are not as efficient or effective.

How To Use An Air Purifier

To get the most out of air purifiers is to put one in the rooms that you spend the most time in, which is usually the bedroom, followed by the living room or home office. Today’s families are more prone to suffer from allergies, bronchial conditions, asthma, and other respiratory related conditions because of pollution. However a big cause of the increase in respiratory problems is also the indoor air we breathe. Today‚Äôs synthetic materials, floor glues, chemicals, and plastics are all problematic. Installing air purifiers will allow you to block harmful airborne contaminants that will drastically reduce respiratory illnesses and make you and your family much healthier and happier.


  1. I do think getting one with a HEPA air filter is important! Those others leave so many of the allergy causing particles in the air and just don’t work as well as a HEPA. Good info.