Electronic Air Cleaners

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 29, 2014)

Many of us worry that the air indoors might be having an effect on our health. If, while spending time inside, you encounter sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, asthma flare-ups, headaches, or other problems, it might be a good idea to look into the air quality in the area.

Although there are a few different ways you can improve the air in your home, one of the most popular is with the use of an electronic air cleaner. These air cleaners can remove impurities from the air in your home, releasing clean, healthier air back out for you to breathe. An air cleaner is typically capable of removing contaminants in the air such as gases, particles, smoke, and various pollutants that may cause harm if left in the air. Some of these machines work to eliminate odors as well, leaving the air smelling clean.

If you are looking for an electronic air cleaner, you are probably already aware that you have many choices. The possibilities may seem overwhelming, but just keep in mind what features you need and what your price range is. While looking at electronic air purifiers, keep these things in mind:

  • The filter used in an air cleaner is one of the most important factors in how clean the air will be. HEPA filters are one of the best, but these can also be more costly than other types. Remember to change the filter when needed as well, or the air cleaner won't be able to do its job as efficiently.
  • The noise output can vary between different air cleaner models. In some areas, you might not care how loud the machine is, but if you need to use the electronic air cleaner in a living area, try to find one that will be quiet enough for you.
  • Look at the electricity consumption of various models before picking one. You don't want to be surprised by a sudden jump in your electricity bill due to an electricity-guzzling model.
  • How much are you willing to spend? High price can sometimes be an indicator of quality, but really look at what each model of air cleaner is capable of before you pay. You might find a less expensive machine that will do the best job for you.

Electronic air cleaners can be a great tool to use in your home, business, or wherever you want cleaner air to breathe indoors.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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