How Long Should You Run Air Purifiers?

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How Long Should You Run Air Purifiers?

When it comes to improving your indoor air quality, or IAQ, air purifiers are an effective and affordable option. There are many questions that arise, however, when it comes to maximizing efficiency and possible health benefits.

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Should I Run My Air Purifier 24/7?

How often or how long you run your air purifier depends on your situation. If you and your family are relatively healthy, you might opt to only run them at certain times. Some people choose to run them at night to help keep clean air circulating while asleep, which is when you do the most deep breathing.

People who work from home often run them in their office area while working. If anyone in your household has medical issues, you are more likely to get maximum benefits by running your air purifiers 24/7.

Most air purifiers are made to be used consistently all day and all night, but be sure to check your user manual to confirm your model is intended to do so.

Do Air Purifiers Help With Asthma?

The short answer is yes, air purifiers can absolutely help reduce asthma triggers and attacks. Likewise, they can help reduce the symptoms of other conditions and illnesses like allergies, dermatitis, eczema, headaches, and compromised immune systems.

Air purifiers help with these issues because they reduce the number of allergens and irritants in the air. When these contaminants touch your skin, are inhaled into your lungs, or otherwise cause complications, you feel symptoms more often and experience flare ups.

Some of the most commonly found indoor allergens and irritants include contaminants naturally found in the home as well as those brought in from outdoors:

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Cockroaches
  • Mold
  • Smoke
  • Pollen

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Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

Absolutely. To what extent they work depends on how often you clean or change the filter, what your particular model is capable of, and what your expectations are. The key is to find an air purifier that truly meets your needs, and that can be difficult to determine.

Most air purifiers come in fairly self-explanatory packaging, but you can always reach out to AnyDay Heating and Cooling to learn more.

Are Air Purifiers Worth Buying?

Yes. Air purifiers improve your IAQ and help allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as others who are affected by air pollution. As long as you take proper care of your air purifier, clean and change the filters as recommended (or more often if necessary), you can expect to notice a difference fairly quickly.

If someone in your home does have a medical condition affected by contaminants, a HEPA filter is recommended for your air purifier. Keeping it clean will ensure a longer lifespan and keep it running at peak efficiency.

For more information on air purifiers or to get a personalized recommendation for your home, AnyDay Heating and Cooling is here to help.

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