Air purifiers work by eliminating harmful particles, generating pure and fresh air. Air purifiers can eliminate particulate matter like:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Plant spores
- Mold, mildew, and fungi
- Food particles
- Bacteria and toxins
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Besides preventing health risks, eliminating these pollutants can also improve your HVAC system’s performance. When you have poor indoor air quality, your HVAC system has to work harder, resulting in higher energy bills. Your systems also become susceptible to problems quicker.
While vacuum cleaners can handle larger particles, they often fail to trap tiny particles. Airborne particles can also gather in hard-to-reach places, but the right air purifier can capture them.