The need for clean indoor air has never been greater than it’s been over the past year. An air purifier is great for maintaining good indoor air quality at home, and if used properly, it can help keep your family healthy. In today’s post, Amber Air Conditioning Inc. shares some tips on how to get the most out of your air purifier.
How Do Air Purifiers Work?
There are several types of air purifiers on the market. Some utilize one or more layers of high-efficiency air filters to remove particles in the air, while others feature a chamber where the air is exposed to UV rays. An air purifier removes air from the room using intake blowers, cleans it using the processes described above, then expels clean air.
The air purifier will repeat this cleaning cycle until the desired level of indoor air quality is reached. Some units are equipped with a sensor that detects the concentration of particles in the air and turns off the unit when its job is done.
Tips on Using an Air Purifier
To get the most out of your air purifier, here are some tips on how to use it.
Don’t run it all the time — It’s tempting to run your air purifier all the time, but it’s not meant to be used this way. Doing so will just raise your utility bills and cause premature wear and tear on the unit. It’s best to run your air purifier when everyone is at home so they can all benefit from the clean air. The amount of time needed to run an air purifier varies depending on the size of the house.
Keep the windows and doors closed — Air purifiers work best when there’s no fresh air circulating in the house. If you ventilate your home by opening the windows — which is ideally done for about 15 minutes a day — run the air purifier after you’ve closed the windows.
Vacuum regularly — Regularly cleaning your home can help reduce the amount of indoor air pollutants that could potentially clog the filters in your air purifier and HVAC system.
Call Amber for Your HVAC and Indoor Air Quality Needs
Amber Air Conditioning Inc. is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning services. Give us a call at (951) 579-4523. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Lake Elsinore, Temecula, and Corona, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.