The air in your home is constantly changing. Every time you do something, such as turning on the stove, using scented foods, or even ironing your pet, pollutants are released into the room. These pollutants become part of the air in your home if you don’t use an air purifier to remove them from the environment.
In addition, if you open a window or door, you also bring outdoor pollutants into the house. In fact, chances are that outdoor pollutants are already seeping into your home because not all entry points are completely airtight.
Aside from an effective ventilation system, the only way to clean the air and remove these pollutants is to use a special air cleaner.
To understand whether you should leave the air purifier on all the time or turn it off periodically, it is important to understand what happens when you turn the air purifier off.
The air purifier doesn’t really stop working. Even the most effective air filters can take several hours to completely clean the air in a room. So when you turn off the purifier, pollutants begin to build up again, which in turn makes it harder for the purifier to work when it’s turned back on.
It is recommended to leave the air purifier on all the time. This means that the filter not only works to keep the air clean, but also removes any new contaminants that may enter your home.
It can be tempting to turn off your air purifier at night. It’s easy to assume that as you sleep, no new pollutants will enter the atmosphere of your home. However, this is not true.
Indoor air pollutants such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold can build up quickly while you sleep and your air filter is off. Without an air filter to clean the air, you may suffer from restless sleep due to worsening allergy and asthma symptoms.
In fact, if you only have the budget to buy one air purifier, we recommend installing one in your bedroom. By installing an air filter in your bedroom, you will remove harmful pollutants that can keep you from falling asleep and reduce the quality of your sleep.
It’s also worth noting that the air purifier filter should be changed regularly. A buildup of particles means that the filter can’t work as effectively, which negates most of the positive effects of using an air purifier. Most filter replacements are inexpensive and will ensure that your air purifier is highly effective.