Are Air Purifiers Worth the Money?

Of course we all have to think about what we’re going to spend our money on, working people work to pay their bills, put food on the table, send their kids to college, and provide a roof over their families head. And we don’t like to waste the extra money we do have.

There’s plenty of things around the house that you have to buy that you’re not going to get around, when something comes up, you’re going to have to lay down the cash regardless whether you having to spend or not.

Some appliances like the refrigerator or the washer and the dryer are so important that there is no question about owning one or having it fixed immediately once it breaks.

But other appliances like air purifiers don’t have the same importance placed on them. that seems very understandable at first glance but is it really?

Is an air purifier worth the money?

I’m going to try the lay out the case for the common air purifier. maybe introduce a couple of points that you may have not thought of when it comes to air purifiers.


Most people just do not realize how well air purifiers work these days. The technologies behind air purifiers have advanced a great deal since the days of the air cleaners that used charged up plates and had to be scraped all the time to work right. Not to mention that many air purifiers brands were basically ozone generators being sold as home air purifiers. Industry standards and consumer worries demanded that the air purifier industry come up and find better ways to clean air. Ozone was highly regulated and even outlawed in California. Suffice to say, the indoor air pollution cleaner industry is much safer and efficient today.

That leads to the second point.
When you consider what an air purifier is capable of when it comes to common allergies,  like say filter out particles such as pollen and dust mites as well as capture pet dander.

And then you compare that to the amount of money spent on managing allergies, (seriously how much does one box of allergy tabs cost? About 20 to $25 the last time I looked).

Factor in trips to the doctor, missed work, and just the outright quality of life or lack thereof when you’re experiencing airborne allergy symptoms.

The answer to the question of whether or not buying in the air purifier is a worthy investment becomes a little clearer.

Then I would say the answer is easy, Yes, Air purifiers are worth the money.

Breathing clean air in our homes and in our offices is as important as drinking plenty of pure water and eating the right foods.

But somehow we as of yet do not place the same importance on air quality as we do food and water.

We can read about the horror riffic effects of air pollution in China and hear about mesothelioma from breathing asbestos but it somehow doesn’t hit home.

So much of the misery when it comes to sneezing and coughing and itchy and watery eyes, as well as stuffy noses can be traced back to breathing polluted air.

These symptoms as well as headaches and fatigue a body aches can all come from pollen allergies and pet allergies, mold spores and dust mites.

All of which are easily absorbed and eradicated by using the right type of air purifier.

A HEPA filter has the capacity to filter out particles as small as .3 microns. Consider the point that pollen particles are about 10 times that size, you get an ideal just how good an air purifier can clean your air and provide a much better breathing space who are you and your family.

Hepa is just one technology that has an amazing ability to clean air. Carbon filters or charcoal filters as they are often called also have a tremendous ability to absorb gases, vocs, and odors.

Environmental air pollution like fumes from exhaust and factory smoke as well as cigar and cigarette smoke are all well-known air quality threats that can be absorbed using a carbon filter in your home or office.

Other technologies like bipolar ionization(plasmacluster) and PCO ( photocatalytic oxidation) are so effective that they can actually reduce mold spores up to 99.99%. VOCs like formaldehyde can be reduced to only Trace amounts using plasma ionization..


Indoor air equals polluted air.

With today’s building standards being so high, indoor air quality has become a by-product of better means of sealing up rooms and more efficient windows.

And opening the windows only means bringing in environmental air pollution indoors.

Tobacco carcinogens, smog, vocs ranging from everything from carpet adhesive to crafting products and plain old carbon monoxide from just having too many people in a small area, are all everyday toxic reasons why we need an outside source to help us keep our air healthy.

The truth is none of us really are aware of the vast amount of air pollutants around us.
Everywhere from our basement to our yard to our kitchen to our bathroom, there are multiple air polluting agents everywhere in
Basements and garages usually have an issue with radon. Storage areas in which the garage usually doubles can have all sorts of vocs what pesticides and solvents plus cleaning chemicals just sitting around.

Our safe places like the living room and the bedroom typically have issues with dust mites, dander, and furniture cleaners.

Then if anyone in the house smokes you can add 500 more carcinogens to that list.


It’s safe to say that indoor air pollution is an issue that we all deal with everyday. whether or not an air purifier is worth the money it’s probably not the question but whether what air purifier to buy.
a couple of helpful hints when buying an air purifier are:

1.  What kind of replacements are you in for?
Unfortunately air purifiers more than any other appliance require extra love in the maintenance and replacement areas.

Looking for an air cleaner that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg every few months for a replacement filter is a good place to start.

2.  Are you primarily looking for a unit to filter out allergens or do you need something that will eradicate viruses. I can tell you that when it comes too bacteria and germs, a unit that utilizes plasmacluster ionization is the type of unit I would buy.

I hope I have made the point that air purifiers are worth the money and in my opinion they are a necessity for everyday healthy living.

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