An Air Purifier Buyers Guide

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Buying an air purifier can be one of the best health decisions you can make.  Check out Austin Air’s top 5 things to think about during the shopping process:

1. Tested and Trusted

Chose a brand that specializes in air purifiers. Depend on a company that has a long-standing reputation and offers multiple-year warranties on their machines. Their years of research and development will result in the cleanest, freshest air. Remember that an air purifier needs to remain running at all times to continually clean the air, so you want a machine that remains effective and dependable over the span of many years. A company that stands behind their products over the long haul is the only type of company you can trust with the air you breathe!

2. HEPA

If the air purifier you’re looking at doesn’t offer true HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) it’s not going to deliver the genuine relief it should.

HEPA was originally developed to protect scientists working in the atomic industry.  Today, it is recognized as the gold standard in the air purification industry.   Additionally, medical and military professionals worldwide hold HEPA in the highest regard.

Some air purifiers on the market choose to forego HEPA and instead use an ionic technology that is known to release toxic ozone gases. These can be harmful to anyone but are especially detrimental to  asthmatics, children and the elderly; thus defeating the entire purpose of using an air purifier in the first place.

3. Activated Carbon

Carbon is one of history’s most reliable odor and toxin fighters.  “Activated Carbon” is highly micro-porous which gives the carbon a larger surface area to chemically bind and absorb impurities including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other noxious gases.  Be sure to insist on at least 5 pounds of specially manufactured activated carbon in your next air purifier to ensure maximum adsorption!

4. American Made

By choosing an air purifier designed and manufactured in America, you can rest assured that quality has not been compromised due to outsourcing.  An American made air purifier also ensures the United States Department of Energy requirements have been met for the quality of the HEPA filter. Additionally, you will also have full access to expert advice and customer support right here in the US!

5. Get Specific

Do you have a specific problem ailing you: allergies?  Asthma? Are you seeking clean air for your newborn baby or young child?  Do you want to address pet odors? Or maybe you just want a sound night’s sleep? Be sure to choose an purifier specially tailored to fit your greatest needs.