Allergies, pet dander, dust, spores, mold—these are just a few of the things people with allergies are forced to tolerate in the course of their daily existence. While there’s little that can be done to limit exposure to these irritants while outdoors, Sylvane makes a variety of air purifying products designed to keep the indoor living space contaminant-free.
Air purifiers, or air cleaners, remove such things as particles, odors, allergens, chemicals, viruses, bacteria and other harmful impurities found within the air. There are a variety of ways the devices accomplish this, ranging from specialized filters to germ-killing ultraviolet light to sterilizing heat. The appliance will then continue to filter and clean the air as long as it’s running.
The first and most traditional kind work on eliminating allergens such as dust, mold spores, pollen, pet dander and ragweed. More sophisticated models also remove gas fumes, odors and chemical fumes, while the most sophisticated ones scrub the air of things like viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Whatever the case may be, clean air is a must have to those who work in a home office or have a home-based business. With an air purifier, even working in the basement can be a little easier.
Things to keep in mind when choosing an air purifier include what you'd like or need to be filtered, how large the area is that you’d like filtered, and what convenience features you’d like to have. A few of these convenience features are programmable timers, caster wheels to allow portability, and filter replacement indicators.
The units are typically grouped and rated by the square footage of the intended space. Keep in mind that the smaller and more enclosed the space, the easier it will be to maintain the air quality. Consider placing the unit in a room adjoining a frequently opened door or window, and not in that same room, for optimum efficiency.
There are many types of air purifiers available. Here are a few: