Indoor air is more prone to pollution and bad particles than the outside air. That’s why you need more than just your HVAC filters to keep the air clean. An air purifier is designed to help HVAC systems in providing healthy comfort for you and your family. However, there are some concerns regarding the use of it. Here are some considerations that you need to take note.
How long should air purifiers be used?
Air purifiers are intended to reduce allergens, pollutions and other airborne particles inside your home. And since these particles come and go all the time, air purifiers are made for extended service hours to keep the air clean.
The length of time that you need to use your air purifiers depends on the type, model, your location and other factors such as pets and respiratory diseases. There are written guidelines in the user manual but generally, air purifiers are used between five to eight hours. However, you can always turn it back on if you are not yet satisfied with the air quality.
How can you save electricity while using air purifiers?
It’s true that air purifiers can be an addition to your energy consumption. Even so, you still need them to clean the air you breathe. Good thing, you can conserve energy while maximizing the service of your air purifiers by turning them on only when you’re inside your home. You don’t need to keep it operating when no one is around.
Also, if it’s not the allergens that bother you, don’t use your air purifiers. If the weather permits, open your windows instead. Allow for natural ventilation and let smoke and other airborne particles move out of your window while taking in the fresh air. Regular cleaning and vacuuming can also lessen your dependence on your air purifiers.
You can also minimize its use depending on the time of the year. If pollens and allergy counts are at the highest point, use it longer. But if it’s not, reducing its service time is a wise choice.
When should air filters be changed?
There are quality filters which last for several months to two years without replacement. However, to ensure good results, clean air filters every few weeks. Replacement depends on the quality of filters you have.
Investing on air purifiers is a good choice. Maximize its operation by knowing how to efficiently use them. This will ensure healthy indoor air quality for extended periods of time.