Benefits of Air Purifiers
Clean air is a cornerstone of good health. The air that we breathe, like food, is essential to life. Without it, people, animals, and plant life would cease to exist. Unfortunately, the air that we breathe isn’t always as fresh or clean as it should be. This is, to some extent, expected when it comes to an outside environment. But what about the air indoors? It may come as a surprise to some, but the air indoors is as polluted, or more so, than the air outside. This is partly attributed to the fact that homes are kept closed up for a majority of the day. Fumes from aerosols, pet dander, and mold are just a few of the things that affect indoor air quality (IAQ) and ultimately health. This is where Air Oasis and our air purifiers come in. Whether it is a residential or a commercial setting, the air purifiers found on our site can be of great benefit.
“Do air purifiers work, and what are the benefits?” This is one of the first things that one might ask when considering the purchase of an air purifier from Air Oasis. To best answer the question regarding the benefits of air purifier units, it is important to first answer the part of the question that asks, “do air purifiers work?” Our air purifiers utilize technology originaly designed by NASA to remove contaminants in the air, such as bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds, and odors. According to studies performed at West Texas University, our units do indeed work. In fact, bacteria, fungus, and mold reductions were recorded at 24-, 48-, and 72-hour intervals as the result of using an air purifier to treat airborne substances such as aeroallergens, or allergens that are in the air.
The ability of an indoor air filter to work coincides with the benefits that the user will receive. When you buy an Air Oasis air purifier, benefits include improved health, particularly for people who suffer from respiratory problems. People who suffer from asthma, for example, may greatly benefit from the improved air quality in homes that use air purifiers. People with allergies can also expect some relief or reduced symptoms because, as previously noted, many indoor air allergens that affect people who suffer from these ailments are removed by the use of a purifier. Common indoor allergens that are removed by air purifiers include dust mites, which cause bronchial asthma, sinus disease, and allergies. Dust mites are a major source of allergies, and they can primarily be found in household dust. Because they feed on dead flakes of human skin, large numbers of dust mites can also be found in bedding such as mattresses and pillows. In homes with pets, animal dander from cats and dogs can build up in air vents, etc., and remain for years, even after an animal no longer lives in the home. An air purifier can help to reduce this difficult-to-remove problem. In some areas, cockroaches can be a problem that also affects health in terms of worsening asthma.
Mold is a problem that can affect buildings and homes, and as a result, it affects the people who live and work within them. Mold can cause numerous problems, including allergies, irritation to the eyes and lungs, and infections. People who have compromised immune systems, such as people who are undergoing chemotherapy, for example, are particularly at risk of developing problems such as respiratory infections from mold in the home. Other potential benefits of air purifier units include relief from sore throats and headaches. They are also useful for reducing odors, including kitchen odors from cooking certain foods, bathroom odors, and odors from having pets that live indoors. People who smoke will also benefit greatly from using an air purifier to remove cigarette smoke that enters the home on clothing or from smoking in the home. Air purifiers are especially beneficial when used in facilities such as child care or day care centers. At these locations, odors, as well as viruses and bacteria that can cause colds and other infections, can be problematic.
One of the most effective ways to clean the air is to use an air purifier. Benefits of using our purifiers can be enjoyed by anyone in most living and indoor working situations. These benefits often include creating an environment that leads to improved health and personal comfort, such as a reduction in allergies or asthma symptoms. At Air Oasis, you’ll find that we offer a selection of purifiers, including those that also sanitize, such as our countertop Air Sanifiers®.